Parasite (Parasitology #1)

by Mira Grant

A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGenCorporation.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 504 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.65 out of 5
  • Published October 29th 2013 by Orbit
  • Original Title: Parasite
  • ISBN: 0316218952 (ISBN13: 9780316218955)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Parasitology #1
  • Characters: Dr. Shanti Cale
  • Sally Mitchell
  • Doctor Steven Banks
  • Nathan
  • Literary Awards: Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (2014)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Horror (2013)
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A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.