Ill Wind
Kevin J. Anderson

It’s the largest oil spill in a crashed supertanker in San Francisco Bay. Desperate to avert environmental damage―and a PR disaster―the multinational oil company releases an untested “designer microbe” to break up the spill. An “oil-eating” microbe, designed to consume anything made of oil, gasoline, synthetic fabrics, and of course plastic. What the company doesn’t realize is that their microbe propagates through the air. But when every car in the Bay Area turns up with an empty gas tank, they begin to suspect something is terribly wrong. And when, in just a few days, every piece of plastic in the world has dissolved, it’s too late…

Ill Wind book cover

I thought this didn’t hold up very well, and came across as quite dated. An interesting story, but a little too slick to hold much emotional impact.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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