Slow Apocalypse

Slow Apocalypse

by John Varley
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Slow Apocalypse by John Varley

Despite wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as 9/11, the United States’ dependence on foreign oil has kept the nation tied to the Middle East. A scientist has developed a cure for America’s addiction—a slow-acting virus that feeds on petroleum, turning it solid. But he didn’t consider that his contagion of an Iraqi oil field could spread to infect the fuel supply of the entire world…
In Los Angeles, screenwriter Dave Marshall heard this scenario from a retired US marine and government insider who acted as a consultant on Dave’s last film. It sounded as implausible as many of his scripts, but the reality is much more frightening than anything he could have envisioned.
An ordinary guy armed with extraordinary information, Dave hopes his survivor’s instinct will kick in so he can protect his wife and daughter from the coming apocalypse that will alter the future of Earth—and humanity…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441017577
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Varley is the author of the Gaean Trilogy (Titan, Wizard, and Demon), Steel Beach, The Golden Globe, Red Thunder, Mammoth, Red Lightning, and Rolling Thunder. He has won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards for his work.

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Slow Apocalypse 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
dtwineham More than 1 year ago
Fan of Varley and it would have picked this one up instantly, but, really, the Nook version is $5 more than the paper version that has to be printed on dead trees and shipped?  How is that sensible?  I had to give a star rating to submit this, but 1 star is for B&N, no John Varley or this novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not typical Varley since aside from the setup with the oil fields there's no science fiction, but that was deliberate on his part and I knew it going in. I was riveted, despite having very little knowledge of LA's geography. I started it late one night and didn't go to bed until I'd finished. I had to know what happened! Who would survive? How would they survive? Varley writes people I care about, and this book is definitely no exception. The Marshalls were real to me, and I'd like to think I could face that kind of situation with the same grace and courage. (I'd use my name if BN would let me, but the website won't.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually love John's work due to the captivating story lines. Not so this time. I'll wait for the next book from him.
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"Slow A" is a will writen novel...May not be as good as "The Gaean Trilogy", but I never once thought about it being slow or boring...
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Rather boring and not up to varley standard come on john please write a new space novel