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Michael McBride

Subhuman

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<b>THEY ARE NOT HUMAN.</b> <br /> At a research station in Antarctica, five of the world's top scientists have been brought together to solve one of the greatest mysteries in human history. Their subject, however, is anything but human . . . <p></p> <b>THEY ARE NOT NATURAL.</b> <br /> Deep beneath the ice, the submerged ruins of a lost civilization hold the key to the strange mutations that each scientist has encountered across the globe: A misshapen skull in Russia. The grotesque carvings of a lost race in Peru. The mummified remains of a humanoid monstrosity in Egypt . . . <p></p> <b>THEY ARE NOT FRIENDLY.</b> <br /> When a series of sound waves trigger the ancient organisms, a new kind of evolution begins. Latching onto a human host--crossbreeding with human DNA--a long-extinct life form is reborn. Its kind has not walked the earth for thousands of years. Its instincts are fiercer, more savage, than any predator alive. And its prey are the scientists who unleashed it, the humans who spawned it, and the tender living flesh on which it feeds . . . <p></p> <b>Praise for Michael McBride</b> <br /> <b> </b> <br /> <b>&quot;A fast-paced and frightening ride. Highly recommended for fans of creature horror and the thrillers of Michael Crichton.&quot;--<i>The Horror Review </i>on<i> PREDATORY INSTINCT</i></b> <p></p> <b>&quot;McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that <br /> keeps the reader on edge.&quot; --<i>Examiner <p></p></i><b>&quot;This novel is for everyone who's still a little scared of the dark . . . a very good sci-fi/thriller; I'll read whatever McBride writes next.&quot; <br />--Ken Raymond, <i> <i>The Oklahoman </i></i>on </b><i><b><i>Subhuman</i></b></i></b>

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THEY ARE NOT HUMAN.
At a research station in Antarctica, five of the world's top scientists have been brought together to solve one of the greatest mysteries in human history. Their subject, however, is anything but human . . .

THEY ARE NOT NATURAL.
Deep beneath the ice, the submerged ruins of a lost civilization hold the key to the strange mutations that each scientist has encountered across the globe: A misshapen skull in Russia. The grotesque carvings of a lost race in Peru. The mummified remains of a humanoid monstrosity in Egypt . . .

THEY ARE NOT FRIENDLY.
When a series of sound waves trigger the ancient organisms, a new kind of evolution begins. Latching onto a human host--crossbreeding with human DNA--a long-extinct life form is reborn. Its kind has not walked the earth for thousands of years. Its instincts are fiercer, more savage, than any predator alive. And its prey are the scientists who unleashed it, the humans who spawned it, and the tender living flesh on which it feeds . . .

Praise for Michael McBride

"A fast-paced and frightening ride. Highly recommended for fans of creature horror and the thrillers of Michael Crichton."--The Horror Review on PREDATORY INSTINCT

"McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that
keeps the reader on edge." --Examiner

"This novel is for everyone who's still a little scared of the dark . . . a very good sci-fi/thriller; I'll read whatever McBride writes next."
--Ken Raymond, The Oklahoman on
Subhuman
THEY ARE NOT HUMAN.
At a research station in Antarctica, five of the world’s top scientists have been brought together to solve one of the greatest mysteries in human history. Their subject, however, is anything but human . . .
 
THEY ARE NOT NATURAL.
Deep beneath the ice, the submerged ruins of a lost civilization hold the key to the strange mutations that each scientist has encountered across the globe: A misshapen skull in Russia. The grotesque carvings of a lost race in Peru. The mummified remains of a humanoid monstrosity in Egypt . . .
 
THEY ARE NOT FRIENDLY.
When a series of sound waves trigger the ancient organisms, a new kind of evolution begins. Latching onto a human host—crossbreeding with human DNA—a long-extinct life form is reborn. Its kind has not walked the earth for thousands of years. Its instincts are fiercer, more savage, than any predator alive. And its prey are the scientists who unleashed it, the humans who spawned it, and the tender living flesh on which it feeds . . .
 
Praise for Michael McBride
 
“A fast-paced and frightening ride. Highly recommended for fans of creature horror and the thrillers of Michael Crichton.”—The Horror Review on PREDATORY INSTINCT
 
“McBride writes with the perfect mixture of suspense and horror that
keeps the reader on edge.” —Examiner

“This novel is for everyone who’s still a little scared of the dark . . . a very good sci-fi/thriller; I’ll read whatever McBride writes next.” 
—Ken Raymond, The Oklahoman on 
Subhuman

Specifications

Series Title
A Unit 51 Novel
Publisher
Kensington
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
400
Author
Michael McBride
Title
Subhuman
ISBN-13
9780786041589
Publication Date
October, 2017
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.60 x 4.10 x 1.10 Inches
ISBN-10
0786041587

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I was really looking forward to this story because I really enjoyed some of Mcbride's author books but unfortunately I didn't care for this as much. There was just way too much information dumped til about three quarters of the way through and not nearly enough action to offset it.

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Where oh where do I st...

Where oh where do I start writing a review of a book that has been enjoyed by so many of my peers and yet I would honestly say it was the worst book I have read this year. How can some love a book so much and yet others find it impossible to see within its content any merit whatsoever? The story (i think!) involves a discovery made in Antarctica, a pyramid enclosed with bones and an odd shaped "cone" skull that spoke of an ancient people who inhabited our planet many many moons ago. From all corners of our present world a number of great minds are called to Antarctica to use their expertise and knowledge of this cone headed species having unearthed a few of the said skulls at their own particular digs/excavations.... This book falls somewhere between Michael Crichton, Scott Sigler with a touch of The Thing (Kurt Russell 1982 version) and without a doubt shades of Alien...remember that scene when Sigourney Weaver gets up close and personal with the alien in Alien 3...."Its cranium was elongated and the flesh of its scalp torn. Its eyes bulged from their sockets to such a degree that its lids had to remain mostly closed to contain them. The veins had rupture, causing a skein of blood to form on the surface, so thick it was nearly black"..... This quote is from Subhuman but everything about it speaks Alien to me, we have the crew of the good ship "Nostromo" being selected individually and savaged by an organism and in one horrific scene attaches itself inside the body of John Hurt. Now in our story a species or micro-organism referred to as "archaea" is "able to infest and subsume the bodies of these men."....I remember so vividly slime and blood dripping from the alien as one by one Ripley's (Weaver) crew are destroyed....now this quote from Subhuman, reads like something from Alien...."Something warm and wet struck his cheek. He slowly raised his eyes toward the ceiling, and the open vent directly overhead. Another drop streaked from the edge of the duct and struck the ground in front of him."..... The first half of the book is so riddled with scientific jargon to the point of boredom and it is only when finally I am able to translate this technical vernacular that the theme begins to make sense. This new alien archaea/organism is able to communicate by using sound waves that are projected through water. This creates a ripple/shape effect similar to the "crop circle" mystery where strange patterns appeared overnight in fields of cereal crops and many believed were the work of aliens who were trying to make contact. Therefore it follows in Subhuman that the sound/wave ripples is an attempt to communicate. Now at this point if you are thoroughly confused by my review then Subhuman is not the book for you but equally if you enjoy a story technically filled with senseless jargon (think Tom Clancy merged with Stephen Hawking) then you are in for a treat. My only regret was that the predator in Subhuman was not quite as successful in his kill rate as the alien that Officer Ripley encountered on the good ship Nostromo. Many thanks to the good people of netgalley for a gratis copy in exchange for an honest review and that is what I have written. A free reading copy will never stop me writing a truthful review and to me as a reader/reviewer if the book is not to my taste I will certainly voice my opinion, otherwise what is the point?

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