Over the last few years, Mira Grant (alter ego of urban fantasy novelist Seanan McGuire) gifted us the Newsflesh trilogy and a few supporting novels. Not only were they fresh meat for zombie lovers, they erased the gap between genre fiction and literature and replaced it with a machete. And I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Each of three books received a Hugo nomination as did two of the novellas. Now Grant’s back with a new kind of thriller. Parasite wanders the boundaries of several genres without fully committing to any. Part horror, part sci-fi, part faery tale, part medical thriller, part physiological study, the first book of Parasitology might leave you grasping for terms to describe it, but it will also leave you craving more. Join us this week as we dive into this new series with special insights from the author herself.
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.
We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the Intestinal Bodyguard worm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.
But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives . . . and will do anything to get them.
To help make navigating this week’s awesome content easier, here’s a full breakdown and schedule of what to expect from Mira’s stay:
- Monday: Introduction to the Mira Grant featured author week
- Tuesday: Review of Parasite
- Wednesday: Giveaway of Parasite
- Thursday: Our exclusive interview with Mira Grant
- Saturday: Video from Mira Grant’s book tour
Looking for more of your favorite authors’ featured author weeks? View our past archive of featured authors, with a stellar lineup including Brandon Sanderson, Christopher Paolini, Jacqueline Carey, and more!