Cover reveal for THE GENIUS PLAGUE!

The cover for THE GENIUS PLAGUE has just been released to the world!  The art is by Eric Nyquist, who did the covers for Jeff Vandermeer’s ANNIHILATION series.  So why is there a giant mushroom with a map of the continents on it?  Read on…

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What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead?  In the Amazon basin of South America, a disease is spreading.  It kills some, but to the many who survive, it grants astonishing powers of communication, memory, and pattern recognition.  But the miracle hides a sinister secret: it is the survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating those it infects into serving its purposes.

THE GENIUS PLAGUE is a science fiction thriller about two brothers, one convinced the fungal host is the next stage of human evolution, and the other committed to its destruction.  As the pandemic sweeps the world, they must answer a crucial question: Is the human race the master in this symbiotic relationship?  Or are we becoming the pawns of a subtly dominating and utterly alien intelligence?

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David is a science fiction and fantasy author, which gives him the freedom to explore far beyond the limits of real life and the everyday. His books explores themes that skirt the edges of science and religion, such as human origins, the nature of truth, the certainty of death, and the nature of the soul. He does all his writing at home, where he lives with his wife and seven children. It’s a lively and clamorous place, full of fun, love, and chaos. His latest novel is SUPERPOSITION, a quantum physics murder mystery with the same mind-bending, breathless action as films like INCEPTION and MINORITY REPORT. His other works include the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel TERMINAL MIND, the historical fantasy QUINTESSENCE (Tor, 2013) and its sequel, QUINTESSENCE SKY.

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