Ill Wind [NOOK Book]

Overview

It is the largest oil spill in history: a supertanker crashes into the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay. Desperate to avert environmental damage (as well as the PR disaster), the multinational oil company releases an untested designer oil-eating microbe to break up the spill.
What the company didn’t realize is that their microbe propagates through the air . . . and it mutates to consume anything made of petrocarbons: oil, gasoline, synthetic fabrics, plastics of all ...
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Ill Wind

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Overview

It is the largest oil spill in history: a supertanker crashes into the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay. Desperate to avert environmental damage (as well as the PR disaster), the multinational oil company releases an untested designer oil-eating microbe to break up the spill.
What the company didn’t realize is that their microbe propagates through the air . . . and it mutates to consume anything made of petrocarbons: oil, gasoline, synthetic fabrics, plastics of all kinds. And when every piece of plastic begins to dissolve, it’s too late. . . .
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012207975
  • Publisher: WordFire Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 337,121
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than one hundred books, 47 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. He has over 21 million books in print in thirty languages. He has won or been nominated for numerous prestigious awards, including the Nebula Award, Bram Stoker Award, the SFX Reader's Choice Award, the American Physics Society's Forum Award, and New York Times Notable Book. By any measure, he is one of the most popular writers currently working in the science fiction genre.

Dr. J. Douglas Beason is the author of fourteen books, eight with collaborator Kevin J. Anderson, including Ignition and Ill Wind, as well as two non-fiction books.

A Nebula Award finalist, Doug's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and he has written for publications as diverse as Analog, Amazing Stories, Physical Review Letters and Physics of Fluids to Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Science, Technology and Society. Doug and Kevin's novel The Trinity Paradox holds the distinction of being the first work of fiction ever nominated for the American Physical Society's Forum award for promoting the understanding of physics in society, and was the first novel ever reviewed in Physics Today.
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  • Posted November 27, 2008

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    Not bad.

    This book is fairly interesting.(It's not the genre I normally read.) The book isn't engrossing, but it does make you think "What if something like this really happened?"<BR/> The characters don't have much background and I found it hard to connect with any of them.<BR/><BR/> If I recomended this book it would only be to people interested in survival or "What if" situations.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    I've read it twice

    It was worth the second read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Very good

    A little anti-climactic, but overall a very good read.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    No Wind At All

    The book started off good with but quickly fell apart after the death of the lead scientist. After that, there were four story lines loosely connected but all poorly fleshed out. I can not help but wonder that if it was not for the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, that this book would not be republished. If a reader is looking for post disaster genre to read, then S.M. Stirling is a good start. I would not reccomend this book for anyone to read.

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    Posted November 1, 2010

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