V-Wars

A sweeping, threaded narrative of the worldwide phenomenon often called the Vampire Wars! Mankind is silently contaminated via a millennia-old micro organism unknowingly exhumed by way of a systematic day trip in Antarctica.

Now, in a few infrequent situations, a person's so-called "junk DNA" turns into activated, and reckoning on their racial and ethnic historical past they start to show up one of many many different types of the "others" which are the genuine foundation for the legends of supernatural creatures. those aren't your traditional vampires and werewolves - it is going a lot deeper than that. Conceived through Jonathan Maberry, V Wars positive aspects tales from a number of "frontlines" as pronounced through such members as Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, James A. Moore, Gregory Frost, John Everson, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Scott Nicholson (as good as Maberry himself, of course). the result's a compelling sequence of stories that create a special chronicle of mankind's reaction to this unexpected, hidden risk to humanity.

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She knew this kind of killing. She’d seen it before. Everything about it was a feedback loop, building itself into something bigger and more horrifying. She wondered if she had already been picked out, if it was already too late to run. She fled the scene, wondering if the city was finally going to drag her down and swallow her, just as it had swallowed Jamie. Who did this to you, Jamie? she wondered as she fled. And then, the more important question: What did you tell them about me? indd 35 1/20/15 1:34 PM chapter 3 A ragged gouge cut the face of the Red Cross/China Friendship water pump—­some kind of tool dug in, furrowing carbon plastics like her daddy’s plow had once ripped San Antonio dirt, except deeper, and more angry.

You just got to meet up with us,” Sarah had said. “Smile at whatever he’s talking about. Make him feel like he’s a big man. He’s, like, into water and shit. Loves talking about drill rigs and groundwater. indd 43 1/20/15 1:34 PM t h e wat e r k n i f e But to Maria’s surprise, she did care. And the more the fiver talked, the more it became apparent to her that men like him saw the world through different eyes than her father had. Maria’s father had seen the world cloudy, but this hydrologist saw the world clear.

She revved the engine, trying to remember the last time she’d changed the filters on its intakes, hoping it wouldn’t clog and die. She switched on storm lights and pulled out, bumping down the potholed street more by memory than sight. It was nearly impossible to drive, even with the big storm lights blazing low from the truck. The street ahead disappeared into a wall of roiling dust. She passed other vehicles pulled over, waiting it out. People wiser than she. Lucy drove slowly, inching along side streets, wondering why she bothered, knowing she couldn’t get good art in a storm like this, yet still compelled to press on, even as winds threatened to pitch her Ford off the road.

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