Imagine a plague that incapacitates almost 1.7 million people - and now imagine a cure that is even worse.
John Scalzi is the author of several SF novels including the bestselling Old Man's War sequence, comprising Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades and the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling The Last Colony. He is a winner of science fiction's JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD for Best New Writer, and he won the HUGO AWARD for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog, Whatever. His latest novel, Redshirts, hit the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list in its first week on sale. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.
It's a real pleasure to read a story like this, as compactly and directly told as a punch to the stomach - KIRKUSScalzi's captivating blend of offworld adventure and political intrigue remains consistently engaging - BOOKLISTGripping...A perfectly executed plot clicks its way to a stunning showdown in a cathartic finish - PUBLISHERS WEEKLYIf Stephen King were to try his hand at science fiction, he'd be lucky to be half as entertaining as John Scalzi - DALLAS MORNING NEWS