The Darwin Variant

The Darwin Variant

Kenneth Johnson plunges readers into a day-after-tomorrow thriller about an imminent global catastrophe and explores how ordinary people respond to extraordinary circumstances. When the icy shards of a rogue comet fall to Earth, they bring an unknown virus that accelerates evolution to extremes. Suddenly, infected plants grow stronger, choking out those uninfected. Animal Kenneth Johnson plunges readers into a day-after-tomorrow thriller about an imminent global catastrophe and explores ho...

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Title:The Darwin Variant
Author:Kenneth C. Johnson
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:B073D8FX3C
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:458 pages pages

The Darwin Variant Reviews

  • Marcus
    Nov 05, 2018
    Good, slightly better than tv-level story Not a bad book. You definitely can tell the author has a tv story writing history. At times there needs to be such a suspension of disbelief that I wanted to skip several pages (CDC workers with multiple multidisciplinary fields of expertise...
  • Barb
    Jun 15, 2018
    Amazing story. Could easily explain the current political/societal stupidity, minus the novel's happy ending. So compelling, I might have finished it in a day but for the kindle's need to recharge. ...
  • Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
    Jun 09, 2018
    There were times when I wondered where this was going. What starts out as a comet heading to Earth turns into a race to find a cure for a infection brought by the comet. The story line is very complex. The list of characters is very diverse and the story often changes points of view us...
  • Sarah Shields
    Sep 11, 2018
    This book reminded me of so many things... It started out similar to the movie Deep Impact or the show Salvation, then changed into something reminiscent of Animorphs (in the sense of the aliens taking over). I liked this story. The beginning was super fast-paced and filled with ac...
  • Jen
    Aug 07, 2018
    Overall not a bad book- I very much enjoyed the first portion, and was okay with the third. The second part- (view spoiler)[I am just getting so bored with every broken society deteriorating into fascists. Oddly, even with their new "superpowers" they didn't do anything worse than othe...
  • Alex
    Jul 12, 2018
    I won this through a book give away. It is an apocalyptic sci-fi story about a comet on a collision course with Earth and how ordinary people respond to extraordinary circumstances. Mr. Johnson makes the idea of the story very real and possible. But I found the ending a sappy for my t...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Jun 18, 2018
    I received a copy of The Darwin Variant through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. The Darwin Variant is described as a ?day-after-tomorrow thriller? full of catastrophe and danger. I found it to be reminiscent of a lot of science fiction already out there, w...
  • Aaron Mcquiston
    Sep 12, 2018
    "The Darwin Variant" starts with an end-of-the-world event, a comet on a crash course toward the earth. What transpires afterward is part science fiction, part thriller, and part horror. Kenneth C. Johnson knows how to write a sweeping narrative, considering he is responsible for V, on...
  • Lee
    Aug 15, 2018
    Made my teeth hurt in the end Hated when he tried to write Jimmy-Joe's accent - it was badly done. A long slog of a book that could have been 25% shorter. Ending, besides being treacle, was unbelievable. But, I did finish it, even though I really did know who the real hero would be ...
  • Georg
    Jul 12, 2018
    The first 90% of this book is a page turner. Light, good entertainment. The documentary style of telling the story ? through multiple characters and reports ? works well. I have only one big and one smaller issue with this part. The big one is a clichéd, unrealistic description...
  • Lisa Henderson-Farr
    Jun 01, 2018
    Thank you to 47North and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is written as a documentary of a past event. We begin this book with the discovery of a meteor in a direct collision course with Earth. Global cooperation is needed to fin...
  • Marissa
    Jun 10, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. The Darwin Variant is a blend of sci fi, horror, and thriller that re imagines a world where the Earth has a close call with a comet and believes themselves to be in the clear only to be found that it is infected w...
  • Grace
    Aug 21, 2018
    Great sci-if A wide range of characters and viewpoints share their shifting personal relationships and unique experiences amidst exceptional circumstances, ultimately asking the question, what really makes us ?human?? This far-reaching novel explores the darker side of humanity,...
  • Cathy
    Jun 22, 2018
    A New World? A new type of dystopian novel. A comet headed for Earth is blasted before it strikes, but a path of meteorites leave changes to plants, animals, and humans. Can the aggression be stopped or are we headed for a new world? Scary book with a lot of science involved and sc...
  • Koeur
    Feb 26, 2018
    https://koeur.wordpress.com/2018/02/2... Publishing Date: June 2018 ISBN:9781503954113 Genre: SciFi Rating: DNF Publisher?s Description: When the icy shards of a rogue comet fall to Earth, they bring an unknown virus that accelerates evolution to extremes. Suddenly, in...
  • Chris
    Apr 25, 2018
    I was given this book for free with Netgalley for a fair and honest review. This was the first "oral history" style book that I've read, so I should preface the review with the fact that I didn't really enjoy that perspective. The story was a little bit "Armageddon" coupled with a ...
  • exncgal
    Jun 28, 2018
    There?s an old Cherokee parable that says we all have two wolves inside us: one is evil (anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, ego) and the other is good (joy, love, hope, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion). Which wolf wins? The one we feed. Johnson ...
  • Dawn Livingston
    Oct 04, 2018
    I made it about halfway and decided to give it up. I'd been pushing myself to keep reading for awhile. The concept is great. Huge comet that nearly hits the earth intact only to be blown to bits. The pieces of the comet hit earth instead and unleash something that makes people and anim...
  • Deb Doboszenski
    Jul 16, 2018
    Great premise, needs better character development Pretty good premise for a book, but too many perspectives some of them only a paragraph long. It was hard to get too know the characters. Would have been a 5 star with better character development. The idea of a virus coming from spa...
  • Julia M
    Aug 16, 2018
    Amazing This book is truly amazing. I have to admit it was a little slow going at times but after a while I couldn't put it down. Even though this book is Science fiction, it is based on the current culture, economic, ethical and scientific environment. The author wrote the story...
  • E. Moore
    Aug 25, 2018
    Mixed Feelings Until the last quarter of this book I was struggling to even finish it. I think the almost screen script style of writing and identity character parts/viewpoints contributed to this. However I liked the story premise and when the pace picked up in the last quarter of ...
  • John Porter
    Aug 04, 2018
    A page turning roller coaster of emotiokns and plot twists It took me a little while to warm up to this book, but once I did I couldn't put it down. The story drew me in and I made an emotional connection to the story and characters. I was upset and worried when things seemed to be ...
  • Andrew Waterman
    Aug 31, 2018
    Started out so strong. I loved the script-like writing and the audio book practically turned it into a movie. But... Let's just say it lost its mojo as the story wrapped up, and it turned to more and more unbelievable tricks to somehow reach a conclusion. Could've done without the prea...
  • Dee Arr
    Mar 25, 2018
    Author Kenneth Johnson?s book begins as an apocalyptic sci-fi story which quickly morphs into a horror novel before concluding with a sci-fi thriller ending. This book is a fast and entertaining ride, though not without a few speed bumps. Mr. Johnson has chosen to tell his tale in...
  • Richard
    Aug 15, 2018
    I'm new to Kenneth C. Johnson - never read anything else he has created and didn't watch V. (I confess that I'm old enough to have watched the Six Million Dollar Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Bionic Woman that he produced.) This was an engaging and exciting book to read. There w...
  • Minke
    Jul 08, 2018
    I really loved this book. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and I can really see this being turned into a series on tv. I would definitely be watching. ...
  • Ed
    May 10, 2018
    Earth-destroying meteor headed to earth. Earth tries to destroy meteor but succeeds only into blowing it into fragments. These fragments each contain the 'Darwin Variant'. Areas where each land find plants suddenly growing fruit and vegetables 10 times normal size. Each person partakin...
  • Feather Stone
    Aug 22, 2018
    I kind of got an Armageddon vibe going during the first around 100 pages. It was pretty good. I really liked some points when parts of the story were told by things like security cameras and body cams. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars was because it wasn't really what I was expect...
  • Joseph Ottinger
    Aug 12, 2018
    Idealistic and heavy handed but a decent read It?s a good look at the gift of power, although it relies on a few deus ex machinae and has a rather optimistic view of humanity from a philosophical standpoint. That said, it?s written fairly well and it?s not a bad read, and ends...
  • Robin Knapp
    Aug 18, 2018
    Brilliant! This book vastly exceeded my expectations. The narration was superb and for me enhanced the story more than reading it. The in-depth technical aspects throughout the book kept me engrossed. Near the end of the Final Chapter I begin to quietly cry, and with the John Lennon...