The Genius Plague by David Walton

The Genius Plague

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 N...


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TitleThe Genius Plague
ISBN9781633883437
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherPyr
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction Fantasy, Dystopia
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Reviews The Genius Plague

  • David
    2017-10-05
    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)
    2017-09-28
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/10/09/...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 Planet Earth. After so many years, that infamous scene of the killer parasitic fungus bursting forth from the back of a dead ant’s head like some ki...
  • Tammy
    2017-09-22
    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 going to be a must-read. And wow, did I have fun with this book! When I started reading, I thought the entire story was going to revolve around the gen...
  • Gary
    2017-12-04
    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 intriguing aspect of that premise is the idea that people of ordinary intelligence can suddenly become geniuses (and also that the fungus may be able to...
  • Katie/Doing Dewey
    2017-10-15
    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 pattern recognition. But the miracle may be the sinister survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating the infected into serving it.  Paul Johns, a ...
  • Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)
    2017-07-26
    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 have the, erm, spore scared out of me.But David Walton’s The Genius Plague managed to do exactly that.The fungi that threatens to the end the wo...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    2017-11-03
    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 doused them in ketchup. To eat something called a fungus just didn't compute in my brain and don't even get me started on the texture! So to take something t...
  • David Neilsen
    2017-10-21
    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 code-breaking, betrayal, intrigue, a nasty fungus--in short everything you need for a tip-top end-of-the-world contagion catastrophe. Unfortunately, the e...