Cliff Notes: Rio Zika, by Michael Crichton

imgresDystopian novel set in the near future, written by Michael Crichton before his death in 2008. Billions of mosquitos bearing the zika virus proliferate in Rio de Janeiro coincident with the Olympic Games. The finest human specimens from all corners of the earth descend to compete. They return to their homelands infected with the virus. Within a decade birth rates plummet, disease is rampant. The human race seems destined to extinction. But one group, track and field athletes from Russia who were barred form competition due to illegal drug use, emerge as super-humans and take over the world. Vladimir Putin becomes Emperor of the Universe.

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog,, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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