The Genius Plague by David Walton

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Read The Genius Plague Online Free - What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead? In the Amazon jungle, a disease is spreading. To those who survive, it grants enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. But the miracle may be the sinister survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating the infected into serving it.
Paul Johns, a mycologist, is convinced the fungal host is the next stage of human evolution, while his brother Neil, an analyst at the NSA, is committed to its destruction. Is the human race the master in this symbiotic relationship, or are we becoming the pawns of a subtly dominating and utterly alien intelligence?

Title : The Genius Plague
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ISBN : 1633883434
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 pages


David rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

Yes, I am giving my own book five stars! If I don't think the book is awesome, why would anyone else want to give it a try?

Mogsy (MMOGC) rated it ★★★★☆

October 09, 2017

4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Mother Nature can be a scary bitch. Forget horror movies; if you ever want to see some truly messed up, freaky bone-chilling stuff, look no further than your BBC nature documentary. Case in point: the “Jungles” episode of P...

Gary rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 04, 2017

David Walton’s The Genius Plague has a promising setup: a pathogenic fungus spreads rapidly among the human population, raising the hosts IQs to genius levels, but also forcing them to act in ways that eschew individual agency in favor of ensuring the continued viability of the fungus. The most i...

Tammy rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2017

The nitty-gritty: Hugely entertaining, this terrifying vision of what our future could be like will keep you turning pages long after bedtime. I loved David Walton’s Supersymmetry , a fast-paced scientific thriller about time travel and alternate realities, so I knew that The Genius Plague was...

Katie/Doing Dewey rated it ★★★★☆

October 15, 2017

Summary: This was an incredibly fun, fast-paced read. Very cinematic, would make a great movie. "What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead? In the Amazon jungle, a disease is spreading. To those who survive, it grants enhanced communication, memory, and patt...

Chandra rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2017

Did you know that mushrooms are the sex organs of fungus?? I've never liked mushrooms. Ever. I think the only way I've ever liked them was when my family in Indiana would go mushroom hunting and then my grandmother would deep fry them to where they basically melted in your mouth.. and I still dous...

Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary) rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

I read a lot of horror because I like to be scared. Generally, I prefer that fear to be on a ‘not possibly real’ level, hence my love of paranormal horror. When I read science fiction, it’s the opposite. I’m generally hoping for hope and for awesome visions of the future. I’m not expecting to hav...

David rated it ★★★☆☆

October 24, 2017

The Genius Plague, by David Walton, is a very well-written thriller which delves into the question of what does it mean to be human, and is there a better way? Universal truths are put to the test as the action whips back and forth from the offices of the NSA to South America and back. There is c...

Rachel rated it ★★★☆☆

November 03, 2017

I absolutely loved the concept and ideas behind this book, but I felt the execution didn't measure up. It was so fast-paced that the characters seemed underwritten, to the point that even Neil fell flat with little perceptible character development. I spent much of the novel wishing that the auth...

Myf rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 05, 2017

This book is. It exists. I can't say that it excels at anything it does and I certainly can't recommend it. I'm not entirely sure why I finished it. Dogged determination? A foolish hope for a second half rally? Either way, this book has a cool concept but a very boring execution. For a more charact...

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