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Mr. Ripple

by Chris Black

Mr Ripple - - Chris Black
Editions:Kindle - 1: $ 2.99
Pages: 299

This action filled, edge of your seat dystopian adventure is set in the near future, when a space probe is returning to Earth from the Cares 1 Asteroid with geological and biological samples frozen in ice for billions of years. It’s big news, the discovery of ancient organisms from an extra-terrestrial body.

After the samples arrive at Interplan Astro-Research facility in the quiet city of Worcester Massachusetts, with the world’s media gathered, eager to hear official announcement that the samples are indeed biological, thus discovering evidence of complex life beyond our planet.

Not everyone’s excited or happy about having alien lifeforms coming to Earth, and one group of terrorists have planted a thermobaric bomb in an elevator shaft of the facility. The bomb detonates and the facility explodes, killing hundreds of people, workers, protestors, scientists and TV crews, but far from destroying the samples, the explosion has released them from their level one quarantine and unleashes a deadly parasite that quickly infects the citizens of Worcester with infestations of strand red worms that infest the living. Despite efforts to contain the “Cares Pestis” AKA the “MR. Ripple” it spreads fast and becomes through the USA and beyond, causing a complete breakdown of society. But then comes something else, something far more menacing that threatens the very existence of human life on earth, and for Colonel Troy Glass and his fiancé Yvette, a deadly struggle for survival begins as they head west, to a secret government facility known as Haven. On their way, they pick up an eclectic group of fellow survivors, who together, battle against all the odds, both human and alien…


About the Author

Hi everyone. I'm not too great at talking about myself, but I'll do my best...

First and foremost, I absolutely love writing, and after all, that's what it's really about, the children of our minds. To me, writing is a passion that eclipses all my other many weird and varied interests in that multiverse I call my mind. I write for a minimum of 8 hours a day, but usually it's more like 16, once you start, you just can't stop until you hit the wall. Admittedly, most of my work is factually based historical, but I do love writing dystopian and science fiction, it's like a vacation, delving into the possibilities conjured from the imagination, where universes and possibilities are endless. Tales of survival and struggle in  dystopian adversity, or far flung alien systems. That's what I like writing with science fiction. Thrillers with an edge and hating predictability as I do, I always try to add a curve-ball or two along the way. My LGBT characters are as incidental as my heterosexual characters, rather than the core of my stories, and I like my work to be open and enjoyable to all sexualities and fans of the genres in which I write and I hope more than anything, that any of you who read my work, enjoy it.


ABOUT ME: I was born, raised and educated in South London, UK, I'm a novelist and historian from the LGBT community. I've travelled a fair bit, especially in Europe on research missions and to the US where I have friends in Queens NY and San Antonio TX. I lived in Paris, France for a few years in my unconventional youth. I've always had an interest in astro-physics, quantum-physics and the probability of ETI.