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Mira Grant's Kingdom of Needle and Bone selling very quickly

Kingdom of Needle and Bone by Mira Grant

Mira Grant's Kingdom of Needle and Bone is selling more quickly than any other novella of hers that we've done, with a huge number of orders coming in the past few days. Seanan McGuire (the human behind Mira) had this to say about the novella recently: 

And while I'm being commercial, do you like...

* Science?

* Medicine?

* Me writing as Mira Grant?

* Watching me get angry about the return of nearly-eliminated childhood diseases?


In Kingdom of Needle and Bone, all my fury at the ethical and medical implications of the anti-vaccination movement come out to play, along with a level of virology and scientific rage that is all-too-rarely seen.

This is a vicious, uncaring scalpel of a book, and I am so very proud of it.

About the Book:

We live in an age of wonders.

Modern medicine has conquered or contained many of the diseases that used to carry children away before their time, reducing mortality and improving health. Vaccination and treatment are widely available, not held in reserve for the chosen few. There are still monsters left to fight, but the old ones, the simple ones, trouble us no more.

Or so we thought. For with the reduction in danger comes the erosion of memory, as pandemics fade from memory into story into fairy tale. Those old diseases can’t have been so bad, people say, or we wouldn’t be here to talk about them. They don’t matter. They’re never coming back.

How wrong we could be.

It begins with a fever. By the time the spots appear, it’s too late: Morris’s disease is loose on the world, and the bodies of the dead begin to pile high in the streets. When its terrible side consequences for the survivors become clear, something must be done, or the dying will never stop. For Dr. Isabella Gauley, whose niece was the first confirmed victim, the route forward is neither clear nor strictly ethical, but it may be the only way to save a world already in crisis. It may be the only way to atone for her part in everything that’s happened.

She will never be forgiven, not by herself, and not by anyone else. But she can, perhaps, do the right thing.

We live in an age of monsters.

Limited: 1250 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40



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