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Parasite, by Mira Grant

Tapeworms shall inherit the Earth in Mira Grant's #weneedtokendiversity Hugo nom.


Parasite

Orbit, 2013, 512 pages



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.


Entertaining but formulaic Hugo-fodder.

Also by Mira Grant: My reviews of Feed, Deadline, and Blackout.




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