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The SymboGen-designed parasites were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world's population began attacking their hosts, turning them into a ravenous horde.

Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the parasites are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is and how they can be stopped.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 36mm | 413g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780356501932
  • 118,525

Review Text

An incredible, disturbingly plausible tale of what happens to a world where medical treatments have minds of their own
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An incredible, disturbingly plausible tale of what happens to a world where medical treatments have minds of their own * * Parasite is believable, disturbing and only the beginning . . . The distrubingly realistic plot, coupled with interspersed events of hostility from the infected, make for a suspense ridden read * SciFiNow * A creepy spine-tingler of a medical thriller * Charles Stross * The most readable, wittily written - and even charming zombie thriller in years * MORNING STAR * Interesting, morally ambiguous characters and some genuinely unexpected plot developments . . lives up to its intriguing premise * THE LIST * Existing in a unique space somewhere between medical thriller, psychological science fiction and body horror, Parasite is a properly chilling read * THE ELOQUENT PAGE * A riveting near-future medical thriller that reads like the genetically-engineered love child of Robin Cook and Michael Crichton * John Joseph Adams * Parasite is a thoroughly enjoyable nightmare * SUNDAY SPORT * So tense that I sometimes forgot to breathe * THE NOCTURNAL LIBRARY on SYMBIONT *
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About Mira Grant

Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the open pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, a successful fantasy writer and the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.
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6,050 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1,216)
4 40% (2,417)
3 30% (1,817)
2 8% (494)
1 2% (106)
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