The White Plague Author:Frank Herbert The White Plague is a marvelous and terrifyingly plausible blend of fiction and visionary theme. It tells of one man's revenge, of the man watching from the window who is pushed over the edge of sanity by the senseless murder of his family and who, reappearing several months later as the so-called Madman, unleashes a terrible vengeance upon the ... more »human race. For John Roe O'Neill is a molecular biologist, who has the knowledge, and now the motivation, to devise and disseminate a genetically carried plague, a plague to which, like those which scourged mankind centuries ago, there is no antidote, but one which zeros in, unerringly and fatally, on women. As the world slowly recognizes the reality of peril, as its politicians and scientists strive desperately to save themselves and their society from the prospect of human extinction, so does Frank Herbert grapple with one of the great themes of contemporary life: the enormous dangers which lurk at the dark edges of science.
The White Plague is a prophetic, believable and utterly compelling novel.« less