Slow Apocalypse

Slow Apocalypse

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Despite wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as 9/11, the United Statesa€™ dependence on foreign oil has kept the nation tied to the Middle East. A scientist has developed a cure for Americaa€™s addictiona€”a slow-acting virus that feeds on petroleum, turning it solid. But he didna€™t consider that his contagion of an Iraqi oil field would spread to infect the fuel supply of the entire worlda€b In Los Angeles, screenwriter Dave Marshall heard this scenario from a retired U.S. Marine and government insider who acted as a consultant on Davea€™s last film. It sounded as implausible as many of his scripts, but the reality is much more frightening than anything he can envision. An ordinary guy armed with extraordinary information, Dave hopes his survivora€™s instinct will kick in so he can protect his wife and daughter from the coming apocalypse that will alter the future of Eartha€”and humanitya€bThere were about a dozen frozen Costco entrees left. ... The bacterium causes the crude oil to expand as it solidifies, and we must assume that the missing tankers split open and went to ... Ita#39;s all along the Gulf Coast, at Baton Rouge and Lake.

Title:Slow Apocalypse
Author:John Varley
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-09-04


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