The Eternity Plague
by Ross B. Lampert
In 2035, Dr. Janet Hogan makes a stunning discovery: infected by five species of naturally-mutated viruses, every one of earth’s nine billion inhabitants has become immortal.
Or have they? By the time Janet learns that this immortality is an illusion, it’s too late to change people’s beliefs. Some love her for creating this miracle and the coming paradise they long for. Others hate her for what they see ahead: immoral behavior without consequence, overpopulation, famine, and worse. Zealots demand that she save people’s souls, humanity, the earth… or the viruses. Or else.
Janet realizes this awful truth: no matter what she does, no matter what anyone else wants, sooner or later, billions will die and she’ll be blamed. Will she live long enough to figure a way out of this trap?
Meanwhile, the viruses are still mutating.
Category: Science Fiction – Genetic Engineering
by Ross B. Lampert
Dr. Janet Hogan believes that she’s found a partial cure for the Eternity Plague viruses, but before she can test her idea, an assassin shoots her in the head. While she’s in emergency surgery, her medical team discovers that her skin is turning into a shell. It closes over her face the next day, leaving her no way to breathe. Or eat.
And yet, she survives.
Janet isn’t the first to chrysalize. Initially, only the seriously injured chrysalize, but then even healthy people all around the world do. Soon, the pandemic seems unstoppable.
Yet not everyone chrysalizes. A group of survivors huddle at Reverend Will Baxter’s church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Led by Baxter, reporter Lisa Lange, and former safety lobbyist Sarah Green-Dale, they struggle to survive as society collapses. Will they live long enough to find out what will emerge from the chrysalises? And what will happen then?