DOWNLOAD AUDIOBOOK ↠ The Consciousness Plague - by Paul Levinson #2020


  • Title: The Consciousness Plague
  • Author: Paul Levinson
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  • Page: 275
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  • The Consciousness Plague By Paul Levinson Dr Phil D Amato returns from The Silk Code, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel of 1999, with another blend of biological science fiction and hard boiled police procedural mystery.Memory itself is the suspect in The Consciousness Plague particularly, loss of memory, in slivers of time deducted from a growing number of individuals, whichDr Phil D Amato returns from The Silk Code, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Science Fiction Novel of 1999, with another blend of biological science fiction and hard boiled police procedural mystery.Memory itself is the suspect in The Consciousness Plague particularly, loss of memory, in slivers of time deducted from a growing number of individuals, which plays havoc with everything from the investigation of serial stranglings to candlelight dinners D Amato, NYPD forensic detective, investigates a spate of unusual cases and finds evidence of a bacteria like organism that has lived in our brains since our origin as a species and may be responsible for our very consciousness.A new antibiotic crosses the blood brain barrier and inadvertently kills this essential bug Phil himself falls victim to this memory hole, and must struggle to get the proper authorities to pay attention before everyone loses so much memory that they forget that they forgot in the first place.
    Paul Levinson
    Paul Levinson, PhD, is an author, professor, and media commentator His first novel, The Silk Code, won the Locus Award for best first science fiction novel of 1999 Entertainment Weekly called his 2006 novel, The Plot to Save Socrates, challenging fun Both novels were reissued as author s cut ebooks in 2012, and Unburning Alexandria, sequel to The Plot to Save Socrates, was published in 2013 Chronica the third novel in the Sierra Waters time travel trilogy followed in 2014 His nine nonfiction books on the history and future of media have been translated into a dozen languages around the world, and have been reviewed in The New York Times, Wired, and major newspapers and magazines Two shorter books, McLuhan in an Age of Social Media and Fake News in Real Context, were published in 2015 2016, and are frequently updated Levinson appears on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and numerous other television and radio shows His 1972 album, Twice Upon a Rhyme, has been reissued on CD and remastered vinyl and is available on iTunes He is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in NYC The latest interview with Paul Levinson is here jointhesaga p 2170

    The Consciousness Plague By Paul Levinson

    Commentaires:

    Kristin
    Levinson blends 2 very different plotlines together here, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn t It is a particularly bad flu season, but there is a new drug out there that seems to be excellent at stopping the bug in its tracks, and even better, it is effective against meningitis too because it crosses the blood brain barrier, which is notoriously difficult to do In the midst of this, Phil D Amato, a forensic detective with the NYPD, is called in to try to find clues related to the strang [...]

    Wendi
    I got this book from the library as a playaway , an audio book that is pre loaded onto an MP3 type device It s a pretty nifty set up, especially for books that are perhaps a little too much for my children to hear, but that I can listen to while washing the dishes, folding the laundry, etc.Okay, here s what I like about the book A good murder mystery fun read, one that gets you thinking and wondering whodonit It also gets you thinking about memory and its important role in all of our lives, from [...]

    Jim Kratzok
    Fascinating concept OK, I m not a neurologist but neurology is an interest of mine I m not sure I buy into the basic premise of this story that a special antibiotic could affect memory as described in The Consciousness Plague But, if we just accept the idea as a possibility, then the rest of the book is terrific.I ve been reading a lot of space operas and werewolf books lately The Consciousness Plague was a very pleasant departure from those stories An honest to goodness detective story with the [...]

    Rebecca
    This book has all the elements of hard science fiction, murder mystery, and a good detective novel all in one The best part of it is that it is believable, realistic, and set in the present As a biologist I really enjoyed this book because it is based on real science I m not saying everything in the book is true, but it is great science fiction, in the way Isaac Asimov used hard scientific theory to tell his stories A great read for all occasions.

    Jerry
    Good book, never read listened to a mystery sci fi and was impressed The book is predictable at times Enough science in the book to make the reader understand the theory behind the subplot but not too much as to be above the readers head.Will read Levinson books.

    Melanie
    I would like to rate this book 3.5 stars, but GoodReads only allows whole star increments This book isn t going to make my list of all time favorite books, but it was fun for light reading It did take me a while to finish.

    Kae Cheatham
    Imaginative bio med premise and completely believable with good intrigue, where the reader can actually be a little ahead of the first person protagonist, yet still doesn t have it solved Writing is fluid and descriptive Character development good Recommended.

    Jp Born
    I don t write negative reviews, but since I somehow managed to slog through this whole boring book I will just say why I didn t like itriven with cliched statements by the main character, it was utterly incomprehensiblet only the science can t believe some say it was believable but by the triteness The thing that really annoyed me was the fact that the two strands, as it were, of the mystery were connected only by pure chance, with no rhyme or reasonI kept reading to find out what the connection [...]

    Elizabeth Hunter
    I wanted to like this even than I did The premise that something is causing random memory losses among the team investigating a series of murders in New York was right up my alley and the speculations of the forensic psychologist on the team concerning the role of bacteria in consciousness were very interesting There was too much running around and too many different people pulled into the plot to provide single pieces of information, and the author never could decide if he was most interested [...]

    Lis Carey
    This is the second Phil D Amato mystery novel It has all the virtues of the first one, and it s much better integrated no weird diversions through other stories which happen to contain crucial information In the wake of a flu epidemic, treated by a new antibiotic that is actually effective in shortening the length and lessening the severity of the disease, there s an epidemic of short term amnesia It moves from the level of annoying to the level of serious problem when it starts to interfere wit [...]

    Angela
    From of the author of The Silk Code, winner of the 1999 Locus Award for Best First Novel, comes another intriguing blend of science fiction and hard boiled police procedural mystery In The Consciousness Plague, forensic detective Phil D Amato returns to investigate a spate of unusual cases of memory loss and discovers evidence of an organism that s lived in our brains since the beginning of humanity and may be responsible for our very consciousness in the first place cover blurb I don t remember [...]

    Kevin
    Clever angle on thinking about how the universe may not want us to know all of its tricks Cute sci fi piece.

    Deedee
    The concept was cool The focus of this novel was on the concept The characters and plot were secondary.

    Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    Maybe like a 3.5, but I m feeling generous Quite possibly the best of the books featuring this protagonist it has the least info dumping and extraneous communication theory.

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