Blackout by Mira Grant
(The Newsflesh Trilogy)

95%

11 Critic Reviews

Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The explosive conclusion to the Newsflesh trilogy from New York Times bestseller Mira Grant.
Rise up while you can. -- Georgia Mason

The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising.

The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. The uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made.

Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this:

Things can always get worse.

BLACKOUT is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated FEED and the sequel, DEADLINE.

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Newsflesh Short FictionApocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus
 

About Mira Grant

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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.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Orbit. 621 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science & Math, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 30 2012

Zombie attacks, family members in physical and emotional jeopardy, and vast government conspiracies all contribute to a heady tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by Loralei Haylock on Jun 01 2012

Haunting, thought provoking, and likely to keep this reviewer up at night for a while, if you buy one book this year, make it Blackout.

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Tor

Excellent
Reviewed by Michael Jones on Jul 04 2012

...you’re not going to find a better political thriller/science fiction/post zombie apocalypse adventure out there.

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City Book Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Alex Telander on Sep 11 2012

Blackout is the perfect, satiating finish to the trilogy, making the three-book series feel like one long, epic story. No reader will be disappointed, with a worthwhile ending that will leave him or her sad that the wonderful journey is now over...

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SFFWorld.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Rob Bedford on May 22 2012

...Mira Grant has completed what should be considered the quintessential Zombie narrative for the early 21st Century...

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Fantasy Literature

Excellent
Reviewed by Terry Weyna on Jun 20 2012

This is adventure science fiction at its very best.

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Bookshelf Bombshells

Excellent
Reviewed by Crickett Lancaster on Jul 20 2012

Quite bluntly, I love these books. Grant has obviously paid careful attention to epidemiology and virology, and that loving attention comes shining through.

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Geek Speak Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Rachel Hyland on Jun 01 2012

Mira Grant’s finale to her trilogy is among the more satisfying conclusions to a series I have ever read...

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Shades of Sentience

Good
Reviewed by Katharine Stubbs on Jun 01 2012

A fast-paced, surprising series that remains decent and just as good as the other the entire way through, these books demand to be read in as few sitting as possible.

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Thinking About Books

Good
Reviewed by David Marshall on Mar 13 2013

Blackout is quite good as science fiction, it has good thriller set pieces as the characters flee from or fight the zombies, and the various political manoeuvres and conspiracies are plausible. This gives us a reasonable momentum to recommend reading, but be prepared to skip over the slow-moving bits where the editorial pencil failed to strike.

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SF Reader

Excellent
Reviewed by Joshua Palmatier on Dec 19 2012

...the book is spectacular... this definitely a series I'd recommend highly. A great concept, well-written, and emotionally intense.

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