The Genius Plague
by David Walton
Cover Artist: Eric Nyquist
Review by Ernest Lilley
Pyr Trade Paperback / eBook ISBN/ITEM#: 9781633883437
Date: 03 October 2017 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
The Genius Plague is a non-stop hard SF thriller about mind-control, interspecies warfare, and mushrooms. Yes, mushrooms.
Stepping away from the quantum physics at the core of his previous two novels, Supersymmetry and Superposition, author David Walton has come up story equal parts biotech and eco-thriller, and almost impossible to put down.From official release/information:
Product Description: Neil Johns has just started his dream job as a code breaker in the NSA when his brother, Paul, a mycologist, goes missing on a trip to collect samples in the Amazon jungle. Paul returns with a gap in his memory and a fungal infection that almost kills him. But once he recuperates, he has enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. Meanwhile, something is happening in South America; others, like Paul, have also fallen ill and recovered with abilities they didn't have before.