By Mira Grant
Orbit, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780316081078, 659pp.
Publication Date: May 22, 2012
Rise up while you can. -- Georgia Mason
The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.
The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. The uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.
Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:
Things can always get worse.
BLACKOUT is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated FEED and the sequel, DEADLINE.
For more from Mira Grant, check out:
"Newsflesh Short Fiction"Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box""Countdown""San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats""How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea""The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell""Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus "
"A satire of the science-industrial complex, the Newsflesh trilogy is a wry and entertaining exploration of the way political corruption never stops - even after the zombie apocalypse."—NPR Books on Blackout
Praise for Feed:
"The zombie novel Robert A. Heinlein might have written." --- Sci-Fi Magazine
"A masterpiece of suspense" --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"It's a novel with as much brains as heart, and both are filling and delicious." --- The A.V. Club
"Welcome to the world of Feed. It's perfect summer apocalypse reading." --- io9.com
Praise for Deadline:
"Deft cultural touches, intriguing science, and amped-up action will delight Grant's numerous fans." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)