Book Reviews of Plague Year (Plague Trilogy, Bk 1)

Plague Year (Plague Trilogy, Bk 1)
Plague Year - Plague Trilogy, Bk 1
Author: Jeff Carlson
ISBN-13: 9780441015146
ISBN-10: 044101514X
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Plague Year (Plague Trilogy, Bk 1) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
What a page turner this was. I was pulled in from the very start. This is the first in a trilogy. I checked out PBS and saw that the second book, Plague War, was not available, so I ordered it from Amazon. Kind of bummed because I finished this book and the second hasn't arrived yet. Something to look forward to.
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Helpful Score: 2
Really good read. I appreciated that the author did not beat to death any aspect of the book. There is just the right balance of earth, computer and space science, politics and pathos. There are no hard lines marking out the bad guys from the good guys. Very well drawn ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm a pretty harsh critic of sci-fi, and while this one wasn't what I would call *hard* sci-fi, I was captivated by the story and the characters, and found it to be a compelling book. I will definitely look forward to the two sequels by Carlson.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting if not all that long. It is reminiscent of end of the world type books "The Stand" and "Cell" by Stephen King. While it is not as well written as those books it is still a good read and well worth the time.
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As much as I tried the book felt like a flatliner. Having read a tad more than the first third I was hoping for some more sci-fi details and much more excitement. Instead I got the story of some survivors who live above the surviving altitude of nanoprobes which have turned badly against humanity, eating them from the inside out.
A few of the survivors make their way to another camp where they are obviously needed, as a barely surviving visitor told them. He promised them food and shelter and most of all safety.
I never read to the point if he spoke the truth or not.

Sounds interesting but believe me, the story develops flatter than a pancake.

Plague Year is the first in a series of three (Plague War, Jul. 2008, and Plague Zone, Nov. 2009).
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Most of the worlds population is dead. Nanotechnology gone wrong. It is an ok story, nothing revolutionary.
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Please see my review of the preview here