If you haven’t grabbed a copy of Mira Grant’s Parasite, whether library, tree, or e-, do so! You’ll be in for a treat. Fast paced, with a concept that is close enough to a potential reality that the chill runs deep. The characters are well-fleshed out, many of them memorable, not always in a good way. The world building is good, and there are incisive reflections on just how badly we humans run societies in many respects. An underlying theme is what people in general will do for good health. As someone who deals with chronic pain, I might be one of those who would do something on the stupid side to be rid of it. This is the first book of what will be a trilogy, and I’m looking forward to the next installments.