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Journals of the Plague Years

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Journals of the Plague Years

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Author: Norman Spinrad
Publisher: Ballantine Spectra, 1988

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo and Nebula Award nominated novella.

The Plague's origins were mysterious, but its consequences were all too obvious: quarantined cities, safe-sex machines, Sex Police, the outlawing of old-fashioned love. Four people hold the fate of humanity in their hands... A sexual mercenary condemned to death as a foot soldier in the Army of the Living Dead; a scientist who's devoted his whole life to destroying the virus and now discovers he has only ten weeks to succeed; a God-fearing fundamentalist on his way to the presidency before he accepts a higher calling; and a young infected coed from Berkeley on a bizarre crusade to save the world with a new religion of carnal abandon. Each will discover that the only thing more dangerous than the Plague is the cure.

The story originally appeared in Full Spectrum (1988), edited by Lou Aronica and Shawna McCarthy. It was published as a seperate novella in 1995. The story can aslo be found in the anthology After Armageddon (1990), edited by Jerry Pournelle.


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