Devil's Wake: Book summary and reviews of Devil's Wake by Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due

Devil's Wake

A Novel

by Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due

Devil's Wake

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What happens when an unprecedented infection sweeps the world, leaving the earth on the brink of the Apocalypse?

But this infection goes far beyond disease. Beyond even the nightmare images of walking dead or flesh-eating ghouls. The infected are turning into creatures unlike anything ever dreamed of ... more complex, more mysterious, and more deadly.

Trapped in the northwestern United States as winter begins to fall, Terry and Kendra have only one choice: they and their friends must cross a thousand miles of no-man’s-land in a rickety school bus, battling ravenous hordes, human raiders, and their own fears.

In the midst of apocalypse, they find something no one could have anticipated ... love.

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"The authors leave enough plot threads untied to suggest that further adventures in this postapocalyptic world are planned; perhaps those will include some original ideas." - Publishers Weekly

"Zombie lovers won’t be able to put down Barnes’ gripping yarn, which will leave them hungry for the next installment." - Booklist

"Gruesome but not overly graphic, this tale of young people struggling to remain human - and humane - in a post-apocalyptic near future features top-notch storytelling and believable characters." - Library Journal

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Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due Author Biography

Steven Barnes is an American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician.

He has written several novels and teleplays. He has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch. He has also written the episode "Brief Candle" for Stargate SG-1 and the Andromeda episode "The Sum of Its Parts."

Barnes's first published piece of fiction, the 1979 novelette The Locusts, was written with Larry Niven, and was a Hugo Award nominee.

Barnes is also an avid practitioner of martial and physical arts. He is a black belt in Kenpo Karate (Aikka style), and Kodokan Judo. He holds an instructor certificate in Wu Ming Ta, and has an instructor candidate ranking in Filipino Kali stick and knife fighting. He is an advanced student in Jun Fan kickboxing (...

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