The world is in entropic meltdown in V.O. Blum's prize-winning novella.
Suicide decimates the population, aircraft fall from the skies, people gasp for breath in city streets. Despair is palpable – and contagious – a pandemic of malaise. Slow planetary deterioration had long been assumed, but nobody expected all systems to interactively collapse so precipitously. Has a global psychosis seized the collective mind?
Foster Castle, a young chemist, searches for evidence. He stumbles across strange chemical and physical clues that suggest the earth’s population is responding to a measurable dispiriting force.
2025 becomes a macabre landmark, the portal of anti-history.
The first pandemic was the Black Death of the 1340s, which killed at least half of Europe’s population. The second pandemic was the Spanish Flu of 1918-20, which took fifty million lives.
The Third Pandemic is Pierre Ouellette’s sci-fi thriller that traces the fatal trajectory of a virulent new bacterial mutation that slowly spreads panic and havoc around the globe.
First published in 1996, The Third Pandemic is an eerily prescient novel that takes on a terrifying new relevance.
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This renowned guru, who came to be revered by thousands around the world, was accused of violating dozens of his aides and devotees over the past thirty years. The authors – an investigative reporter and a specialist in Tibetan Buddhism – have gathered all available evidence from victims and eyewitnesses to tell a tale of sexual exploitation, physical violence, emotional manipulation and relentless denigration. It was all perpetrated by a holy man with fabricated credentials and covered up by his foundation.
Millions of words have been written about David Bowie’s life, but his early days as a struggling songwriter and performer have been shrouded in hearsay. Written before his death by his friend, lover and landlady Mary Finnigan, this is the full story of Bowie's pivotal year with Mary and a small group of psychedelic pioneers at the Beckenham Arts Lab, just before his first hit Space Oddity topped the charts and launched him on a trajectory towards superstardom.
Most famously associated with the The Beatles, Liverpool's Cavern Club originally opened in 1957 as a jazz club, but became the centre of the rock and roll scene after the Fab Four made it their venue of choice between 1961 and 1963.
Debbie Greenberg's first-hand account of her ten years frequenting and eventually managing the original Cavern Club is the authentic inside story of the Beatles’ launch pad, full of triumphs and failures – and surprise celebrity encounters.