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San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats [NOOK Book]

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It was the summer of 2014, and the true horrors of the Rising were only just beginning to reveal themselves. Fans from all over the world gathered in San Diego, California for the annual comic book and media convention, planning to forget about the troubling rumors of new diseases and walking dead by immersing themselves in a familiar environment. Over the course of five grueling days and nights, it became clear that the news was very close to ...
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Overview

It was the summer of 2014, and the true horrors of the Rising were only just beginning to reveal themselves. Fans from all over the world gathered in San Diego, California for the annual comic book and media convention, planning to forget about the troubling rumors of new diseases and walking dead by immersing themselves in a familiar environment. Over the course of five grueling days and nights, it became clear that the news was very close to home...and that most of the people who picked up their badges would never make it out alive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316218962
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 7/11/2012
  • Series: Newsflesh Series
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 46,160
  • File size: 766 KB

Meet the Author

Mira Grant
Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire -- winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. Find out more about the author at www.miragrant.com or follow her on twitter @seananmcguire.
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  • Posted July 28, 2012

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    Even though I knew what this story was going to be about and how

    Even though I knew what this story was going to be about and how it was likely to end (given that I've read all three books in the NEWSFLESH series and the previous novella that described the events of The Rising on a larger scale), it still surprised me in places and several times had me thinking "no, come on, let things work out..."

    If you're familiar with the NEWSFLESH world built by Mira Grant in her books, you know that the events of the summer of 2014 don't end well for a large part of the population, and you know that the San Diego Outbreak was one of the worst events of The Rising. The fact that I knew this going in, and could still feel for all of the characters Mira introduces us to (none of which, by necessity, are a part of the main NEWSFLESH books), says something about the authors ability to create characters and believable tension. I wanted these characters to survive, dammit. I wanted them to find a way out of a no-win situation.

    The story richochets between multiple points of view and two time-frames (the narratorial device is set in the time frame of the novels, while the action of 2014 is several decades earlier), but I never felt lost or overwhelmed. I found I was able to keep track of who was where, and how the narratives overlapped.

    I recommend this novella whether you've read the Newsflesh books or not. If you haven't read them, this won't spoil a darn thing (since the books take place 20 or so years later) and if you have read them, this will just enhance the narrative you already know.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    A great addition to the NEWSFLESH universe of stories.

    Mira Grant presents a great story looking at the start of the Rising and the birth of the world she portrays in her Newsflesh Trilogy (FEED, DEADLINE, BLACKOUT). Fans of the series will enjoy this shorter work, but may find it disappointing as its length is its weakness. Mira Grant draws the characters and scene as vividly as in the novels, but does not have the time or space to develop the story as fully as fans would like. Casual readers should start with the full-length works first to get a full feel for Grant's writing.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Love it

    This whole series takes many things into account, like questions I have about a possible apocalypse. It also has a wonderful underlying thought process about how security means many things to different people.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Awesome

    I have enjoyed the series along with the short stories written based on The Rising. It brings a sense of what would really happen (which makes it scary) instead of what the movies portray.

    I recommend Mira Grant to anyone who loves to read series books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2012

    On the border for a person that isn't a fan of straight up horror.

    I'm not generally a fan of horror. I usually like it better when it's mixed in with something else. This falls on my border line. The elements brought in from being set at the San Diego Comic Con are just enough to offset the rest of the story. I thought it was nice that more than just the fandom mentioned in the title got moments to shine. I also wonder if one specific moment wasn't a tribute to a real life convention plague that occured not too long ago.

    I know this is set in the same setting as a series of novels by the author. There was enough explanation included in this that I wasn't lost in references to things that have been written about in other works. But there wasn't anything here that made me (with my comfort issues regarding the genre) want to explore the series any deeper than this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Great read

    A great addition to the "Feed" series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Heartbreaking.

    I cried several times. Mira Grant never disappoints.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    I think its gonna be good.

    I love zombie books and movies and based on the reviews i assume this is going to be a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    SERENITY NOW!

    The zombie apocalypse happened. Comic-Con happened. Surly teenagers happened. I love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Love the newsflesh series. You can't read the rest of the series

    Love the newsflesh series. You can't read the rest of the series and not pick this up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Ffff

    Ffff

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Enthralled with zombies

    I auto-buy anything from Mira Grant. I love her zombie tales and this one was an awesome introduction to what happened with the zombie outbreak.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Hey im bi

    Want sex anyone?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Wonderful!

    Enjoy!

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