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The Der Spiegel number #1 blockbuster bestseller about an intelligent life force that takes over the oceans and exacts revenge on mankind!
Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic eyeless crabs poison Long Island’s water supply. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean’s revenge. In this riveting novel, full of twists, turns, and cliffhangers, a team of scientists discovers a strange, intelligent life force called the Yrr that takes form in marine animals in order to wreak havoc on man for his abuses. The Day After Tomorrow meets The Abyss in his gripping, scientifically realist, utterly imaginative thriller. With the compellingly creepy and vivid skill of this author to evoke story, character, and place, Frank Schatzing’s book are certain to find a home with fans of Michael Crichton.
Frank Schatzing is the author of the international bestseller The Swarm. A winner of the Köln Literatur Prize, the Corine Award, and the German Science Fiction Award, Schatzing lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
“... a mind-bending, Crichton-esque fate-of-the-planet thriller ... enormously entertaining ... I recommend you dive right in.” — Fangoria
“An effervescent cocktail of adventure.” — Der Spiegel
“A gripping thriller starring nature unleashed. A monster of science-fiction, rich in facts.” — Stern
“The world could collapse around you [while reading The Swarm], and you wouldn’t notice.” — Die Welt
“After these 1,000 breathtaking pages you see the sea with different eyes.” — Focus
“A gripping novel with fast-paced action, interesting and believable characters ... Enthralling. I was engrossed and on tenterhooks throughout.” — Peter Constantine, award-winning translator of Thomas Mann's Six Early Stories
“The outside world could disintegrate and the reader wouldn’t notice because of the spellbinding power of ... Frank Schatzing’s apocalyptic thriller. — Die Tageszeitung
“With The Swarm, Frank Schatzing lifts the German suspense novel up to the international level.” — Süddeutsche Zeitung
“Whoever read[s] Frank Schatzing’s novel will be thankful for every inch of dry land and will certainly avoid waterbeds.” — Die Zeit
“With The Swarm, Frank Schatzing competes with the likes of Michael Crichton.” — Brigitte
“At once intellectual and intoxicating, this novel is alarming, unnerving, and overwhelming in every respect.” — Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger
“It’s doubtful you’ll ever come up for air ... this ultimate summer read that recalls the best of Crichton and King.” — Contra Costa Times