Seeders

Seeders

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George Brookes, a 75-year old recluse on a small Canadian island, is plagued by guilt, afraid that his botany experiments have released a monster upon the world. He climbs to the top of a cliff and jumps to his death. Several weeks later, six people arrive on the island, heirs to George's estate: his daughter, Isabelle, and her three teenagers, Jules Beecher, a friend and fellow botanist, and Ginny Shufflebottom, a contentious Englishwoman who funded George's research. They will be isolated on the frigid island for two weeks, until the next supply boat arrives. In the laboratory, Jules reads over piles of notes and realizes that George may have achieved the most monumental breakthrough in the history of modern science: communication between humans and plants. Jules knows that the idea of plant intelligence has long been regarded as quackery among conventional scientists, but George's experiments could prove the theories that Jules has been working on all his life. However, the notes are incomplete, and it's unclear whether George's findings are real or the ramblings of a madman. In the woods, Jules begins to have disturbing visions. A fierce storm hits, the power goes out, and a night of terror begins. Isabelle and the others are stalked by Jules and his crossbow, and plagued by the feeling that something on the island does not want them there. A.J. Colucci's new novel is a feast of horror and suspense sure to please fans of Stephen King.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250042895
  • 9781250042897
  • 1,709,482

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"Colucci's... prose is brisk and crisp...Seeders is a lean, straightforward book...[a fable] meant to warn us of the dangers of ecological abuse and exploitation, not to mention how human supremacy may be our ultimate downfall. It's a sound message, and even a profound one." --NPR "Colucci, author of The Colony (about killer ants), has served up another science-based thriller that will make you wonder what your Caesar salad is thinking about you as you eat it. This fun, scary, and intriguing book will be gleefully embraced by anyone who enjoys 'experiments gone terribly wrong' stories. Young adults and adults will find this yarn captivating as well as thought provoking." --Library Journal (starred review) "Gripping and brilliantly original. This is truly a bravura performance, as good as Crichton, with vivid characters, crisp writing, and exquisitely creepy science. The excitement stays at a high pitch from the opening chapter right up to the ghastly end. A page-turner extraordinaire." --Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kraken Project "Move over King, Koontz, and Crichton, there's a new gunslinger in town named A.J. Colucci. Eerie, atmospheric, and strangely plausible, Colucci's Seeders is a creepy revelation-a riveting techno-thriller that reads like a Victorian ghost story. Seeders is a perfect chiller for the age of global warming. Highly recommended!" --Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor "If you could mix H.G. Wells' Island of Dr. Moreau with a dash of Michael Crichton you'd have A. J. Colucci's Seeders, a taut suspense thriller that isolates its characters in the habitat of a mutation, putting a fascinating twist on what we know about evolution." --Steve Alten, New York Times bestselling author of The Omega Projectshow more

About A. J. Colucci

A.J. COLUCCI lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She is the author of The Colony.show more
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