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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date October 2, 2007
Pages 448
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765317735
ISBN-10 0765317737
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.86 lbs.
Original list price $17.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When his wife and children are killed by a terrorist bomb in Dublin, a renegade Irish-American molecular biologist who calls himself the Madman unleashes a genetically carried plague that threatens all life on Earth. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

From Science fiction grandmaster Frank Herbert, creator of the Dune universe, comes this novel of bioterrorism and gendercide.

What if women were an endangered species?

It begins in Ireland, but soon spreads throughout the entire world: a virulent new disease expressly designed to target only women. As fully half of the human race dies off at a frightening pace and life on Earth faces extinction, panicked people and governments struggle to cope with the global crisis. Infected areas are quarantined or burned to the ground. The few surviving women are locked away in hidden reserves, while frantic doctors and scientists race to find a cure. Anarchy and violence consume the planet.

The plague is the work of a solitary individual who calls himself the Madman. As government security forces feverishly hunt for the renegade scientist, he wanders incognito through a world that will never be the same. Society, religion, and morality are all irrevocably transformed by the White Plague.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780399127212
 
1 edition from Putnam Pub Group (August 1, 1982); titled "The White Plague"
9780399127212 | details & prices | List price $14.95
About: When his wife and children are killed by a terrorist bomb in Dublin an Irish-American molecular biologist unleashes a genetically carried plague
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Tor Books (October 2, 2007); titled "The White Plague"
9780765317735 | details & prices | 448 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $17.99
About: When his wife and children are killed by a terrorist bomb in Dublin, a renegade Irish-American molecular biologist who calls himself the Madman unleashes a genetically carried plague that threatens all life on Earth.
Reissue edition from Berkley Pub Group (May 1, 1991); titled "The White Plague"
9780441885695 | details & prices | List price $5.50
About: When his wife and children are killed by a terrorist bomb in Dublin an Irish-American molecular biologist unleashes a genetically carried plague
CD/Spoken Word
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With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (December 22, 2008); titled "The White Plague"
9781400105656 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $49.99
About: A warm day in Dublin, a crowded street corner.
With Scott Brick (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (December 22, 2008); titled "The White Plague"
9781400155651 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.24 lbs | List price $34.99
About: A warm day in Dublin, a crowded street corner.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Dh Audio (November 1, 1986)
9780886461676 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A warm day in Dublin, a crowded street corner.

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