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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (June 27 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848560753
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848560758
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 17 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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'Leaving the horror to the imagination rather than the TV studio's special effects department has its benefits...' Herald 29/1/98

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than 90 novels, 43 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists. He has over 20 million books in print in thirty languages! As well as many Star Wars titles, the ten Dune books written with Brian Herbert and his Superman novel The Last Son of Krypton, Anderson is the author of three classic X-Files novels: Ground Zero (a number 1 international bestseller), Antibodies and Ruins.

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I can't even remember where I acquired this ABRIDGED auidobook but I just re-discovered it hidden way down in the bowels of the storage compartment in my vehicle while I was searching for a missing glove (which is, alas, still missing). It rates about a four for me for keeping me entertained while on my long drive to work. My drifty mind wandered only a few times.
The story reminds me very much of something Dean Koontz could've cooked up (I love the way the Koontz writes even when he gets over-the-top silly and meanders off into pages and pages of mind numbing description). This book is fast paced (this author apparently doesn't share Koontz's proclivity for longwindyness) and tells a story of a boy and his dog infected with a cancer, gun-shot wound, burnt to a crisp curing, form of nano-technology. Don't ask. My pea brain can't comprehend it. Anyway, one of the scientists who worked on this technology is also infected with these nano-critters. But he went and infected himself with the bad kind (duh!) and instead of fixing whatever ails him they make him break out with big tumorous lesions and whomever he touches dies of plague-like symptoms. Why? Ya got me. Plague-man is desperately searching for the boy and his dog because he believes their blood will cure him (boy, dog and their mom are hiding). Along the way he touches a few people and grossness occurs. Scully, Mulder and The Smoking Man make a few appearances but this story doesn't bring them to life in any exceptional way and it lacked Mulder's morbid sense of humor (the book would've rated much higher if these characters came alive a bit more). Overall it was interesting, a little icky and very sad at times reminding me of a classic X-Files episode without the Mulderisms.
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By Xiao Zhu on Aug. 10 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Holding true to the X-Files tradition, this addition to the series presents another creepy mystery that entail the services of Agents Mulder and Scully. A mysterious and ghoulishly disfigured corpse amid the charred husks of a federal genetics laboratory sends the two headlong into the Oregonian hills looking for information. Eventually the two realizes that the 'miracle cure' engineered within the sterile facade of the laboratory is far different than any simple pharmaceutical concoction, but a new kind of nanorobotic creation that holds the promise to heal and cure any illness. The race is then on, against both time and others who would stop at nothing to procure this new technology for themselves.
The pace of the book is reasonably fast, combining the slow intrigue of the unfolding mystery with the action that precipitates from the multiple, simultaneously occuring events. The settings are described well. The various locations are given believable surroundings and support the plot movement. Dialogs are well done and reflect upon the TV characters. It is not a difficult task to imagine the agents speaking the lines in the book, making the story flowing smoother.
The only drawback is the lack of description for the 'hostile party'. The people that Mulder and Scully race against only come into play late in the book, and are only sporadically described with haste. Perhaps this is to add a layer of mystery to the book but it fails to achieve much. Instead the agents are pitted against this well-equipped, yet characteristically impotent party. Not a particularly interesting match-up.
This book is worth reading, at least the first half. It's especially interesting to visualize the developments. Overall, it's an energetic addition to the X-Files family, even if its villains do not live up to their typical cunning and resourcefulness.
-Xiao Zhu
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Here is short synopsis of book (it'll be sarcastic): Some guy finds a miracolous cure for cancer, and other guy kill him and wants to get that cure for themselves. A typicall x -files story. Full of goverment conspiracy and other stuff which existance into this "book" is, if You ask me, totaly replaceable, to put it that way. Story tells us about microscopic computers whith mind of their own. They are being injected into human (or some other) body, and they cure that body by rearrangin DNA. What is wrong with this book? Writing. Development of characters. Lousy conversations. In one word, author does not have skill (no not skil, talent) for writting. This book is written only to collect money from people who watch X-files series on TV and are fans of it. But I tell even to them, consider closely, do you want to buy a trully miserable work (again i must say why it is miserable, but that'll be later on), or do you want to spend some money on something with more value like (I will not say commercial here, choose whatever you think you like, but thrust me, that is not this book)... And finall thought: Book does not keep the reader interested to keep on reading, because of the thing that if you ever watched an X-file serie before, You will know the outcome, and that is frustrating.
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By A Customer on Jan. 17 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Kevin J. Anderson is the author of the book that I read called "Antibodies." This book is about a diseased-ravaged body found in a federally funded lab called Dy Mar genetic research lab. Dr. David Kennessy is a cancer researcher at Dy Mar, and was experimenting on a dangerous microscopic bio-machine that could cure any disease, but the real reason for experimenting is to save his leukemia-stricken son. Agent Fox Mulder and agent Dana Scully from the F.B.I were brought to the case. Scully fights to save the life of an innocent boy while Mulder fights a diseased-stricken man with a slightest touch brings agonizing death. Anderson did a great job of describing the details of the book so you could easily follow what was going on. Anderson's book was great from the second chapter on, when the building was burnt down with the person with the virus still inside the building. Kevin J. Anderson shows a lot of characterization when Mulder and Scully were introduced in the third chapter. Anderson also injected Mulder's sarcasm into the dialogue more than the TV series. In the TV series Scully's fight with cancer is used as a motivating factor in the novel. Overall I think that this novel had an interesting plot, a wonderful storyline, and was well written. Even if you're not a fan of The X-Files like me, it still makes for an interesting read.
BY:Najibullah Motahedy Per:4 Cass
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