The Darwin Variant

The Darwin Variant

Kenneth Johnson plunges readers into a day-after-tomorrow thriller about an imminent global catastrophe and explores how ordinary people respond to extraordinary circumstances.

When the icy shards of a rogue comet fall to Earth, they bring an unknown virus that accelerates evolution to extremes. Suddenly, infected plants grow stronger, choking out those uninfected. Animals turn aggressive and deadly. The eyes of loved ones go cold, and infected neighbors begin exhibiting signs of brutal domination.

In a small Georgia town, fourteen-year-old Katie McLane sees her neighbors changing, one by one.

Dr. Susan Perry, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, uncovers the frightening scope of the menace. The infected aren’t just evolving. They’re conspiring to alter the very nature of what it means to be human.

Katie and Susan become fugitives because of what they know, encountering bitter betrayals and lethal dangers, but also loves ignited and inspiring camaraderie, as they fight to prevent a viral conspiracy from creating a terrifying brave new world.

Title:The Darwin Variant
Edition Language:English
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About Kenneth C. Johnson

Creator of V, The Incredible Hulk, Alien Nation, The Bionic Woman and other


    The Darwin Variant Reviews

  • Dee Arr

    Author Kenneth Johnson’s book begins as an apocalyptic sci-fi story which quickly morphs into a horror novel before concluding with a sci-fi thriller ending. This book is a fast and entertaining rid...

  • Barb

    Amazing story. Could easily explain the current political/societal stupidity, minus the novel's happy ending. So compelling, I might have finished it in a day but for the kindle's need to recharge. ...

  • Georg

    The first 90% of this book is a page turner. Light, good entertainment. The documentary style of telling the story – through multiple characters and reports – works well.I have only one big and on...

  • Liz (Quirky Cat)

    I received a copy of The Darwin Variant through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. The Darwin Variant is described as a ‘day-after-tomorrow thriller’ full of catastrophe and dan...

  • Dawn Livingston

    I made it about halfway and decided to give it up. I'd been pushing myself to keep reading for awhile. The concept is great. Huge comet that nearly hits the earth intact only to be blown to bits. The ...

  • Feather Stone

    I kind of got an Armageddon vibe going during the first around 100 pages. It was pretty good. I really liked some points when parts of the story were told by things like security cameras and body cams...

  • Koeur

    https://koeur.wordpress.com/2018/02/2...Publishing Date: June 2018ISBN:9781503954113Genre: SciFiRating: DNFPublisher’s Description: When the icy shards of a rogue comet fall to Earth, they bring an ...

  • Minke

    I really loved this book. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and I can really see this being turned into a series on tv. I would definitely be watching. ...

  • Chris

    I was given this book for free with Netgalley for a fair and honest review. This was the first "oral history" style book that I've read, so I should preface the review with the fact that I didn't real...

  • Lee

    Made my teeth hurt in the endHated when he tried to write Jimmy-Joe's accent - it was badly done. A long slog of a book that could have been 25% shorter. Ending, besides being treacle, was unbelievabl...