History Literature / Newsflesh

3rd Feb '18 4:31:35 PM nombretomado
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*** {{Newsies}} (Georgia, Rick, Mahir and Olivia) do just the facts with no opinion if at all possible.

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*** {{Newsies}} Film/{{Newsies}} (Georgia, Rick, Mahir and Olivia) do just the facts with no opinion if at all possible.
3rd Jan '18 6:56:58 PM FordPrefect
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--> '''Seanan [=McGuire=]:''' The first time I called the CDC, I said that I wanted to talk to someone about possibly designing a zombie virus. ...So every time I came up with a new iteration of Kellis-Amberlee, I would call back and say, "If I did this, this, this, this, this and this, could I raise the dead?" And every single time they would say, "No." And I’d say, "OK," hang up, and go back to working. After about the 17th time, I called and said, "If I did this, this, this, this, this, this and this, could I raise the dead?" And got, "Donít . . . donít do that." At that point, I knew I had a viable virus.

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--> '''Seanan [=McGuire=]:''' The first time I called the CDC, I said that I wanted to talk to someone about possibly designing a zombie virus. ...So every time I came up with a new iteration of Kellis-Amberlee, I would call back and say, "If I did this, this, this, this, this and this, could I raise the dead?" And every single time they would say, "No." And I’d say, "OK," hang up, and go back to working. After about the 17th time, I called and said, "If I did this, this, this, this, this, this and this, could I raise the dead?" And got, [[OhCrap "Donít . . . donít do that." "]] At that point, I knew I had a viable virus.
9th Dec '17 11:34:46 PM NOYB
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* HideYourGays: Subverted. There's a government representative who is married to another woman, and Dr. Alexander Kellis' husband John is mentioned in ''Countdown'', all done normally like there's nothing special to it.

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* HideYourGays: Subverted. There's a government representative who is married to another woman, and Dr. Alexander Kellis' Kellis's husband John is mentioned in ''Countdown'', all done normally like there's nothing special to it.



** ManipulativeEditing: Stalnaker, in ''Countdown'', creatively interpreted the facts about Kellis' cold/flu cure, and the way he phrased the story, incited the Mayday Army to break in and release it.

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** ManipulativeEditing: Stalnaker, in ''Countdown'', creatively interpreted the facts about Kellis' Kellis's cold/flu cure, and the way he phrased the story, story incited the Mayday Army to break in and release it.



*** At the CDC after they receive Dr. Kellis' research info.

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*** At the CDC after they receive Dr. Kellis' Kellis's research info.



* PatientZero: Inverted. Because there were a fair number of Marburg patients and Kellis' virus had been released into the atmosphere, there was ''no'' patient zero. Instead, when Marburg and Kellis' viruses were done mutating, the Rising began happening spontaneously and simultaneously all over the world. Some people converted on the spot; others were killed and got back up.

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* PatientZero: Inverted. Because there were a fair number of Marburg patients and Kellis' Kellis's virus had been released into the atmosphere, there was ''no'' patient zero. Instead, when Marburg and Kellis' Kellis's viruses were done mutating, the Rising began happening spontaneously and simultaneously all over the world. Some people converted on the spot; others were killed and got back up.



** In ''Countdown'': Stalnaker rewinds and replays Dr. Kellis' mention of "distribution channels" as it occurs to him how to spin an article about the Kellis cure.

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** In ''Countdown'': Stalnaker rewinds and replays Dr. Kellis' Kellis's mention of "distribution channels" as it occurs to him how to spin an article about the Kellis cure.



* TooDumbToLive: People Georgia classifies as "Darwin Was Right" - those who venture into zombie infested hot zones without preparation or training.
** The Mayday Army, a bunch of pothead laypeople who released Dr. Kellis' untested virus, thinking they were freeing the world from Big Pharma.

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* TooDumbToLive: People Georgia classifies as "Darwin Was Right" - those who venture into zombie infested zombie-infested hot zones without preparation or training.
** The Mayday Army, a bunch of pothead laypeople who released Dr. Kellis' Kellis's untested virus, thinking they were freeing the world from Big Pharma.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Mayday Army. A bunch of well meaning college age people who, incited by a news article, believed that Kellis' cure for the common cold was going to be sold only to the wealthy, leaving the poor to suffer. So they broke into Kellis's lab and released it before it was tested, and helped cause the Rising.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Mayday Army. A bunch of well meaning well-meaning college age people who, incited by a news article, believed that Kellis' Kellis's cure for the common cold was going to be sold only to the wealthy, leaving the poor to suffer. So they broke into Kellis's lab and released it before it was tested, and helped cause the Rising.
9th Dec '17 11:07:07 PM NOYB
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In 2014, Drs. Kellis and Wells, pursued their good work trying to cure the common cold and cancer, respectively. Stalnaker the journalist, was going for a sensational angle to present Kellis' work. The method he chose riled up a group of would-be activists who broke into Kellis' lab and released his cold cure. In California, as the Rising began, the Masons heard the rumors and took them to heart as true; and two babies were orphaned during the disastrous period before the Rising was under control.

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In 2014, Drs. Kellis and Wells, Wells pursued their good work trying to cure the common cold and cancer, respectively. Stalnaker the journalist, was going for a sensational angle to present Kellis' Kellis's work. The method he chose riled up a group of would-be activists who broke into Kellis' Kellis's lab and released his cold cure. In California, as the Rising began, the Masons heard the rumors and took them to heart as true; and two babies were orphaned during the disastrous period before the Rising was under control.
9th Dec '17 11:05:43 PM NOYB
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In the summer of 2014, three men tried to help the world, and nearly ended it instead. In Colorado, Dr. Daniel Wells worked on a genetically engineered virus designed to cure cancer, finally achieving a breakthrough with teenager Amanda Amberlee. In Virginia, Dr. Alexander Kellis worked on a similar program to wipe out the common cold. And in Pennsylvania, Brandon Majors led a group of college students to break into Dr. Kellis' lab, setting free the experimental and incompletely tested virus.

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In the summer of 2014, three men tried to help the world, and nearly ended it instead. In Colorado, Dr. Daniel Wells worked on a genetically engineered virus designed to cure cancer, finally achieving a breakthrough with teenager Amanda Amberlee. In Virginia, Dr. Alexander Kellis worked on a similar program to wipe out the common cold. And in Pennsylvania, Brandon Majors led a group of college students to break into Dr. Kellis' Kellis's lab, setting free the experimental and incompletely tested virus.
8th Dec '17 6:20:58 PM freyalorelei
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''[=Newsflesh=]'' is a series of ZombieApocalypse medical political thrillers written by Creator/MiraGrant (aka Creator/SeananMcGuire]).

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''[=Newsflesh=]'' is a series of ZombieApocalypse medical political thrillers written by Creator/MiraGrant (aka Creator/SeananMcGuire]).
Creator/SeananMcGuire).
8th Dec '17 6:20:40 PM freyalorelei
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''[=Newsflesh=]'' is a series of ZombieApocalypse medical political thrillers written by Creator/MiraGrant (aka Creator/Seanan[=McGuire=]).

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''[=Newsflesh=]'' is a series of ZombieApocalypse medical political thrillers written by Creator/MiraGrant (aka Creator/Seanan[=McGuire=]).
Creator/SeananMcGuire]).
8th Dec '17 6:20:10 PM freyalorelei
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''[=Newsflesh=]'' is a series of ZombieApocalypse medical political thrillers written by Creator/MiraGrant (aka Seanan [=McGuire=]).

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''[=Newsflesh=]'' is a series of ZombieApocalypse medical political thrillers written by Creator/MiraGrant (aka Seanan [=McGuire=]).
Creator/Seanan[=McGuire=]).
27th Nov '17 4:10:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[http://thefeedbook.com Feed]]'' (May 2010) - 2011 HugoAward nominee for Best Novel and optioned for a motion picture.

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* ''[[http://thefeedbook.com Feed]]'' (May 2010) - 2011 HugoAward UsefulNotes/HugoAward nominee for Best Novel and optioned for a motion picture.
20th Aug '17 1:56:16 PM Shedemei
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** The Fox, one of the Brainpan members. On the surface, she acts like a ManicPixieDreamGirl (along with affectionate behavior towards The Monkey), but she shows herself to be very competent in the field when [[spoiler:their hideout is attacked by the CDC]]. Before she met The Monkey (and when her name was Elaine), she showed manic-depressive traits; afterwards, she's arguably just manic.

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** The Fox, one of the Brainpan members. On the surface, she acts like a ManicPixieDreamGirl (along with affectionate behavior towards The Monkey), but she shows herself to be very competent in the field when [[spoiler:their hideout is attacked by the CDC]]. Before she met The Monkey (and CDC and when her name was Elaine), she showed manic-depressive traits; afterwards, she's arguably just manic.helps Dr. Abbey's lab fend off an attack by a local underground drug lord]].



* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Dr. Abbey has several octopuses, most notably Barney, the Great Pacific octopus who enjoys sticking to the ceiling and grabbing faces. And Dr. Abbey apparently threw him at Shaun once.



** Drug assisted. Elaine Oldenburg suffers manic depression, but she summons up a separate personality under the influence.

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** Drug assisted. Elaine Oldenburg suffers manic depression, from severe depression and PTSD (according to Dr. Abbey in PDNTTO), but she summons up a separate personality under the influence.


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** Mat, who is actually genderfluid.


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* UnusualEuphemism: "space lobster juice" for the cannabinoids that Elaine takes in PDNTTO and Coming to You Live.


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** In ''Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus'', one of Dr. Abbey's associates reveals that [[spoiler: The Cat's body was discovered at the Monkey's compound...but The Fox's wasn't.]]
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