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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Merrytoad
    Jun 19, 2018
    Thanks to Netgalley, who provided an advance copy of this novel, in exchange for an honest book review. As a lover of Science Fiction I at first found the concept interesting but it really didn't settle well for me, but then it was different, i love to read so I worked my way throug...
  • Sinclair  Duncan-Mercer
    Aug 20, 2018
    I really loved this book in the beginning and it was setting up to be a page turner, but it had to stop in the middle because it got super boring and includes rape of a young girl with a mental disorder. It would have be nice if this book came with a warring! ...
  • Jane
    Aug 03, 2018
    Intriguing Storyline This was an interesting read, and wasn?t terribly predictable, like so many books. I wish (SMALL SPOILER) that the AB negative had not been infected, so a sequel could have been written. ...
  • 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...
  • Bob Oakley
    Jul 12, 2018
    Interesting story, distracting execution Applaud the author?s attempt to use multiple first person POV characters. Good story, but the ambitious effort to bring a unique approach created some pacing issues and a distracting and sometimes inconsistent transitions. Overall it was OK...
  • 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 ...
  • Aaron
    Aug 07, 2018
    Finally. Something optimistic. Really enjoyed this one. Read a bunch. Listened a bunch. Very entertaining. Good characters. Great premise. Loved his book Man of Legends. Knew I wasn?t going to be disappointed. Great job. ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Charmaine Burns
    Jun 22, 2018
    BRILLIANT! Kenneth Johnson delivers another mind-blowing story! I couldn't wait to read this after devouring his Man of Legends last year. Hope both stories are made into films ... please! ...
  • 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...
  • Denise Fountain
    Jul 15, 2018
    Unique story telling. This book was written entirely in an interview manner. Each character tells his or her experience to a documentarian. Very unique. Sometimes slow moving, but overall worth the read. ...
  • 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...
  • Jackie
    Jul 03, 2018
    Solid Good book. I liked how the story developed from each character's point of view. If Preston & Child and Dan Brown are your style, you are sure to like this book. ...
  • 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...