Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests you do the same. Mira Grant is the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire, winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for best new writer.
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite --- a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation.It's been successful beyond scientist's wildest dreams and now nearly every human being has a SymboGen parasite living in them. But now the parasites are getting restless.