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Day 02: A book you wish more people were talking about
My current wish along these lines is Mira Grant’s Feed. It’s a complicated book, both for world-building reasons, and because of the complexities of the plot, which is all about truth, journalism, blogging, and having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the cost. It’s also about zombies, as the worldbuilding part involves two vaccines (for the common cold and for cancer) having spread and combined. Everyone in that world – 2040, 20 years after these two vaccines combined – carries a resevoir of the viruses, and if they die (of whatever cause), they reanimate as zombies, who are also much more contagious, unless totally destroyed.
It’s a hard book, and Grant pulls few punches about what it’s like to live in that world, but also about how news stories, blogging, journalism, and other fields might have changed and developed in a world where going outside and travel we take for granted right now is extraordinarily risky. I’m definitely looking forward to the sequels.