Dan Wells writes in a variety of genres, from dark humor to science fiction to supernatural thriller. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is the author of the Partials series and the John Cleaver series. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award, and has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast Writing Excuses.
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As the clock ticks closer and closer to the final Partial expiration date, humans and Partials stand on the brink of war. Caught in the middle, thousands of miles apart, are Samm and Kira: Samm, who is trapped on the far side of the continent beyond the vast toxic wasteland of the American Midwest; and Kira, now in the hands of Dr. Morgan, who is hell-bent on saving what's left of the Partials, even if she has to destroy Kira to do it.
The only hope lies in the hands of the scattered people of both races who seek a way to prevent the rapidly escalating conflict. But in their midst appears a mysterious figure, neither human nor Partial, with solemn warnings of a new apocalypse—one that none of them may be able to avert.
The final installment in the Partials Sequence is a thrill ride of epic proportions, as the last remnants of life on our planet fight to determine its final fate.
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Kira, a sixteen-year-old medic-in-training, is on the front lines of this battle, seeing RM ravage the community while mandatory pregnancy laws have pushed what's left of humanity to the brink of civil war, and she's not content to stand by and watch. But as she makes a desperate decision to save the last of her race, she will find that the survival of humans and Partials alike rests in her attempts to uncover the connections between them—connections that humanity has forgotten, or perhaps never even knew were there.
Dan Wells, acclaimed author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, takes readers on a pulse-pounding journey into a world where the very concept of what it means to be human is in question—one where our humanity is both our greatest liability and our only hope for survival.
Publisher’s summary: Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence—it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?
Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira's journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed.
The second installment in the pulse-pounding Partials saga is the story of the eleventh hour of humanity's time on Earth, a journey deep into places unknown to discover the means—and even more important, a reason—for our survival.
I have a very special post by Dan Wells today! In each of the RUINS Dan Wells Tour stops, there is a timeline of events leading up to the wars before PARTIALS and I'm excited to share the first four to you today!
2020: Biotech company Rock Canyon Labs announces first public sale of "cloned" organs: custom-built replacement body parts grown from your own DNA. With no need for a donor and virtually zero risk of host rejection, this revolutionizes health care, surgery, and human longevity. (Stage 1: eyeballs with perfect vision)
2027: Competing companies begin offering engineered organs, shifting biotech from a "replacement" industry to an "upgrade" industry. The first markets are cosmetic and even recreational uses. (Stage 2: eyeballs with perfect vision, nightvision, and your choice of iris color.)
2029: Human augmentation becomes commonplace, though still comparatively primitive. Simple genetic tweaks for disease resistance become as pervasive as vaccinations in the west, but several eastern nations are leery of the technology and slow to adopt it. Corporate conglomerate ParaGen begins buying up every biotech company it can find, consolidating the best minds in the field.
2033: China takes a strong anti-manipulation stance that will stand firm until the Break, going so far as to outlaw genetic engineering of the human genome. People with genetic upgrades are no longer considered human under Chinese law.
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