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Author: 

John Scalzi

This is an invented oral history of the appearance of a terrible new disease, and how one nation (the United States) responded to the crisis. It is the back story for an upcoming novel, but it stands on its own as an interesting, engrossing, and all too believable story. Although the events are more than a little horrifying- the disease leaves an unpredictable subset of its victims "locked in" (conscious but unable to move)- the story is ultimately hopeful, as the nation manages to move past the usual political bickering and rise to the challenge.

Favorite Thing: 
The realistic feel of the oral history that describes an ultimately hopeful response to a terrible crisis
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Book Length: 
Shorter
Part of Series: 
Short story/novella related to a series of long books
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
High
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