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Dragon Virus

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

    ¿They say the end is nigh. I think we¿re living in the aftermath

    “They say the end is nigh. I think we’re living in the aftermath already (Dragon Virus, pg. 69).”

    It looks like such a small book- unassuming, taking up so little shelf space. But it is a trick. As soon as you start to read it will spread through your brain, unavoidable as the spread of the virus the book tracks. It is a cascade in six parts, a staggering move through religion and science before settling firmly into a desperate dig at humanity itself.

    There have been many looks at mutation, but there has been nothing ever written that hits like this. Ms. Gilman cuts through to the bare bones of what it is to be human, lays it there for all of us to examine and accept or reject as we see fit. No punches are pulled amidst her beautifully stark prose. Dragon Virus is a book that is saying something.

    But the reader has to decide whether or not they are willing to listen.

    It starts with the little uncomfortable things- visions of apocalypse, Raptures full of dragon wings. And then the dragons become all too real. It is an unexplained mutation, the Long gene, dragons come down to warp the basic recipe of humanity. Babies die, born with mutations that could not support life. No known cause. No treatment.

    But then babies start to live, the mutations becoming viable, and the real problems start.

    Dragon Virus is a stunning book, weaving words into image and emotion that will kick you in the gut and pull you through page after page- desperate to see just what sort of resolution will be reached. It is beautiful- the harsh beauty of everything grand and dangerous in nature. And just as enthralling.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Does this have anything to do with dragons?

    I like dragon books, so this caught my eye.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Fear

    HERE!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    TO BADGERFANG

    GO TO 'GOA' RES ONE AND LOOK

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Silvemoonstar to badgerfang

    "Im due tomrorow too!!"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Virus

    Your the imposter!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Jumblepaw

    *slips in*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Emerald eyes...

    Glare at the violet and silver ones, but remain silent, observing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Dag

    Sweet, dark d. I'm outta here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Die

    Belive me...i am...badgerfang told me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Dreamshadows

    Do me a favor.......mgo to beauty result one d post headline vote and the text 'Dream' to prove that being nice is what counts irl.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Hollyclaw

    Whos the leader?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Virus

    Ok Razorclaw was impostering me. But i know you hate me so.. ill be around. G.o.a result one is proof

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Wisppaw

    Sms says we can raid a clan!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Gilman's stories go right to the questions of what it means to b

    Gilman's stories go right to the questions of what it means to be human, and what it means to grow up in a world that is itself, within an inescapable torrent of Change. Her use of young adults as most of her protagonists, a time of life marked by upheaval and change even for normal people, reinforces and deepens the themes that she is trying to evoke in the stories. On those grounds, and in that métier, Gilman is stunningly successful. Her writing is amazingly evocative and wrings out emotion from even the most hard-hearted reader. The tragic ending to one story brought tears to my eyes.




    I don't think that Gilman's story cycle here is for every reader, and frankly, until I finished it, I wasn't sure it was for me, either. To an extent, I still think I was not quite the right demographic for the book, even though I have previously enjoyed her fantasy fiction. I do generally prefer my science fiction to be more technological and less sociological, more Greg Bear and less Ursula Le Guin. Readers who feel the same as I do might be somewhat let down by Dragon Virus, or find it wasn't quite the perfect reading fit for them.




    On the other hand, if you are the kind of reader who could care less about the difference between 5-Methylcytosine and Uracil, and want to take a potent ride through a changing future, exploring themes and ideas that resonate as much in the modern day as in her darkly evolving future, Laura Anne Gilman's Dragon Virus is definitely commended to you.

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