Kenneth Johnson plunges readers into a day-after-tomorrow thriller about an imminent global catastrophe and explores how ordinary people respond to extraordinary circumstances. When the icy shards of a rogue comet fall to Earth, they bring an unknown virus that accelerates evolution to extremes. Suddenly, infected plants grow stronger, choking out those uninfected. Animals turn aggressive and deadly. The eyes of loved ones go cold, and infected neighbors begin exhibiting signs of brutal domination.In a small Georgia town, fourteen-year-old Katie McLane sees her neighbors changing, one by one.Dr. Susan Perry, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, uncovers the frightening scope of the menace. The infected arent just evolving. Theyre conspiring to alter the very nature of what it means to be human.Katie and Susan become fugitives because of what they know, encountering bitter betrayals and lethal dangers, but also loves ignited and inspiring camaraderie, ...
|Title||:||The Darwin Variant|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||458 pages|
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The Darwin Variant Reviews
There were times when I wondered where this was going. What starts out as a comet heading to Earth turns into a race to find a cure for a infection brought by the comet. The story line is very complex. The list of characters is very diverse and the story often changes points of view using all in the plot line. The world building and backstory are very well done. This is a tension filled story with danger at every corner. The solution and the person who finds it are both a surprise. More a thrill ...more
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The Darwin Variant is a blend of sci fi, horror, and thriller that re imagines a world where the Earth has a close call with a comet and believes themselves to be in the clear only to be found that it is infected with some kind of alien virus that turns the population encountering it into what amounts to a bunch of doped up, super intelligent, horny, power hungry humans. Disclaimer up front for anyone interested in this book - i ...more
Unique story telling.
This book was written entirely in an interview manner. Each character tells his or her experience to a documentarian. Very unique. Sometimes slow moving, but overall worth the read.
Wow...i did not see that coming
I absolutely love Man of Legend, so I was really pumped for this book.
Johnson does not disappoint. This book weaves one hell of a tale
Interesting story, distracting execution
Applaud the author’s attempt to use multiple first person POV characters. Good story, but the ambitious effort to bring a unique approach created some pacing issues and a distracting and sometimes inconsistent transitions. Overall it was OK, but not a strong recommendation.
Publishing Date: June 2018
Publisher’s Description: When the icy shards of a rogue comet fall to Earth, they bring an unknown virus that accelerates evolution to extremes. Suddenly, infected plants grow stronger, choking out those uninfected. Animals turn aggressive and deadly. The eyes of loved ones go cold, and infected neighbors begin exhibiting signs of brutal domination.
Review: Honestly I did not give this novel ...more
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As a lover of Science Fiction I at first found the concept interesting but it really didn't settle well for me, but then it was different, i love to read so I worked my way through it.
Of some interest, others may like the style and substance but a little slow for me.