Orbit/Orbit UK, Premium Paperback
May 1st, 2010 * ISBN: 978-0316081054
Shaun and Georgia are orphans of the Rising, the cataclysmic event which left the world reeling in the aftermath of the zombie uprising. Adopted by the Masons and raised in the strange world of the post-Rising media, they've spent their lives chasing the next big story, the one that will allow them to break into the big leagues once and for all. Now, in Senator Peter Ryman's run for the Presidency of the United States, they've finally found it.
All they have to do is survive until the election.
In a world filled with the constant threat of both the living and the living dead, it will be all that Shaun and Georgia can do to keep themselves in one piece. Accompanied by the rest of their blogging team, Senator Ryman's staff, and a whole lot of caffeine, they might succeed...or they might finally answer the big question of their post-Rising world: When will you rise?
Feed is a distopian political zombie thriller set in against the backdrop of a national political campaign. It was named #76 on NPR's Top 100 Killer Thrillers List, and was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010. It is currently available in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Spain.
"Alive or dead, the truth won't rest. My name is Georgia Mason, and I am begging you. Rise up while you can."
The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we had created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over buddies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.
Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives—the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.
"There are battles exciting and upsetting, both against the monsters and against their political and ideological enemies. There are shocks and twists and sudden shifts in perspective, all heralded by some very clever interstitial snippets culled from their respective blogs. There is a real sense of forward momentum in the book, of rushing headlong toward something, and when it gets there, it is perhaps the biggest surprise I have ever experienced in all my decades of reading the work of some of the world’s best minds." —Geek Speak Magazine.
"Feed starts out innocently enough but morphs into a complex, amazingly intelligent, engaging story that kept me reading late into the night a few nights. This is not your average zombie story and easily in the top three books I've read so far in 2010." —Seattle Pi.
"Feed holds its own as a politically motivated sci-fi thriller, moving along at a tight clip with its fair share of surprising but perfectly reasonable twists (no cheap shots here) without losing its heart as a story about people doing their best to bring the truth to the masses." —Shroud Magazine.
"Feed is a delight." —Strange Horizons.
"A truly shocking ending." —The Daily Telegraph.
"The zombie novel Robert A. Heinlein might have written." —Sci-Fi Magazine.
Nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award!
Nominated for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Novel!