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Parasite (Parasitology)

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A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them. But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.
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About the Author

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.


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

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