“The White Plague” by Frank Herbert

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Book Reading
“The White Plague” by Frank Herbert

Back of the Book:

A car bomb explodes on a crowded Dublin street… and an American scientist whose wife and children are killed plots a revenge so total that it staggers the imagination. Molecular biologist John Roe O’Neill unleashes a synthesized plague that kills only women. Unstoppable, selective and invariably fatal, it spells the doom of all humankind…

Publishers Weekly:

The author of the bestselling Dune series proves he can be just as compelling when his materials are topical…

A thoughtful thriller with a frighteningly plausible premise!

"The White Plague" by Frank Herbert

"The White Plague" by Frank Herbert


Pages: 502

Published: 1983-12-01

Format Read: real book

[xrr rating=4.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that it reminds you of just how much damage one person can do to the world when given the right (or wrong) motivation. (Yeah, really, that’s all I can come up with… Sorry.)

The very best thing about this book is Herbert’s genius. The science is believable and so are the politics; it’s all wound together into an amazing story that is even more terrifying considering the scientific advances in the three decades since the story was written.


This book will be placed under the 42 Challenge 2011, Celebrate the Author, Chunkster Challenge 2011, The Dystopia Challenge, and the The TwentyEleven Challenge.

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