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Jane Wilson is a famous scientist who seemed to have solved the World Hunger problem with genetically engineered fungi that contain virus-like enzymes. However, the fungus also has some deadly side-effects. The fungus would turn people into creatures that would only exist in nightmares. Some would be killed, while some of the ones who survive become insane. It destroys England, covering buildings, bridges, and so on with different species of fungi. The US and French governments are pressured to use atom bombs to stop the spread. To stop the French and American governments from using nukes, the British military enroles Jane's husband, the semi-successful author/formerly mycologist Barry Wilson to locate Jane and find out how to stop the plague. Accompanying him is Terence Slocock, a psychotic soldier who loves very powerful weapons, and Kimberly Fairchild, the mysterious South African mycologist.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the zombie chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Terrain    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   lesbians!    -   descript. of private male anat.    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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