Friday, February 8, 2013

Mira Grant Novellas

So, if you haven't read the NEWSFLESH series by Mira Grant, you are seriously missing out.  Here's what we have:

FEED (#1) - yes, zombies, but mainly political intrigue

DEADLINE (#2) - zombies, but more background and medical intrigue

BLACKOUT (#3) - zombies, more political and medical intrigue, plain craziness.  Oh! and cloning!

Mira Grant is a genius!  THEN, she adds these little novellas to give you even more background that you desperately crave.  Amazing.  Here they are:

Countdown (#0.5)
Publisher: Orbit
Publish Date:  August 1, 2011
ISBN# 978-0316204484

Here we meet:
Dr. Kellis - the guy who created a possible cure for important diseases
Amanda Amberlee - preparing for prom
The idiots responsible for the whole thing imploding
The journalist who broke the story
 This is just background - stark facts.

Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box 
Publisher: Orbit
Publish Date:  April 11, 2011
ISBN# 978-0316194969

Six friends have been playing a game for years on Friday nights.  They take turns figuring out how the world will end and present their scenario.  The girl that started the game (well, the woman now) has been absent the last three weeks.  Now she's sent a tape recording of her scenario.  Only this time, it's not JUST a scenario.

San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats
Publisher:  Orbit
Publish Date:  July 11, 2012

The San Diego ComicCon is getting ready to start, but many visitors won't make it out after they pick up their badges.

Mahir gets an interview with a survivor of the 2014 ComicCon outbreak. She tells her story mixed in with pieces of 'factual' pieces that were uploaded by people inside the Con.  A heartwrenching story.

Fed (#1.5)
Publisher:  Orbit
Publish Date:  May 16, 2012

An alternate ending to FEED (#1).  Happy?  Not really.

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