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A new short story from Mira Grant, the author of Feed. Every week five friends get together to play a game-- a game they call the Apocalypse Game. It's a fun time with chips and beer and plotting the end of the world. Except this time, one of them is missing and the stakes are higher than ever before.Word count: ~3,900
Rise up while you can. -Georgia MasonThe year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. The uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:Things can always get worse.BLACKOUT is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated FEED and the sequel, DEADLINE.
The year is 2014, the year everything changed. We cured cancer. We cured the common cold. We died. This is the story of how we rose. When will you rise? Countdown is a novella set in the world of Feed.
Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has. But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news--he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead. Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.
Start your summer off right with a dose of epic action and adventure from Orbit. We have a number of returning favorites including: A. Lee Martinez with his new monster-laden romp, Chasing the Moon; Iain M. Banks' latest Culture novel in paperback, Surface Detail; Trudi Canavan's The Rogue, the second volume of her new series following The Ambassador's Mission; the conclusion to the Jaz Parks series in Jennifer Rardin's The Deadliest Bite; The Company Man pits union breakers against stranger monsters in Robert Jackson Bennett's follow-up to his gripping debut, Mr. Shivers; the second volume in Kevin J. Anderson's Terra Incognita trilogy, The Map of All Things; and Mira Grant returns with Deadline, the sequel to last summer's zombie sensation, Feed. We also have some stellar newcomers to the Orbit line-up! Simon Morden blazes onto the scene with an action-packed cyberpunk trilogy that pits one Russian mad scientist against the whole of a future London underworld. Yakuza, Russian Mafia, CIA agents, and rogue AIs--what more do you need to know? Daniel Abraham's The Dragon's Path pairs one of the most acclaimed storytellers in fantasy with the kind of classic, epic fantasy we all fell in love with in the first place. And James S.A. Corey makes his debut with Leviathan Wakes, a space opera set in our own solar system that pits a rag-tag Outer Planet Alliance against the scheming corporations of Earth and Mars. This summer is going to be epic.
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives--the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.
A new Newsflesh novella from the New York Times bestselling author that brought you Feed, Mira Grant.Post-Rising Australia can be a dangerous place, especially if you're a member of the government-sponsored Australia Conservation Corps, a group of people dedicated to preserving their continent's natural wealth until a cure can be found. Between the zombie kangaroos at the fences and the zombie elephant seals turning the penguin rookery at Prince Phillip Island into a slaughterhouse, the work of an animal conservationist is truly never done--and is often done at the end of a sniper rifle.
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 Intestinal Bodyguard worm 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.
It was the summer of 2014, and the true horrors of the Rising were only just beginning to reveal themselves. Fans from all over the world gathered in San Diego, California for the annual comic book and media convention, planning to forget about the troubling rumors of new diseases and walking dead by immersing themselves in a familiar environment. Over the course of five grueling days and nights, it became clear that the news was very close to home...and that most of the people who picked up their badges would never make it out alive.
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