Plague from Space
Harry Harrison

Spacecraft: Pericles
Type: Manned exploration
Destination: Jupiter
Cargo: Extinction
Bertolli was there when the Pericles returned to Earth. He was the first to reach Commander Rand as he staggered, hideously disfigured & close to death, from the crew’s cabin. From that moment, Dr. Bertolli became the front line of defence against a savage epidemic that threatened to extinguish life on earth.

Plague from Space book cover

More great retro material, the idea of tattooing people’s medical history physically on to their bodies is an intriguing prospect. The ending is, at least in outline, easily seen coming, and the gender stereotyping is dated. But for all that, it was done well and I do enjoy a bit of Harrison!

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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