The Loon: the world's most dangerous prison. The science (and the scientists) are accurately described, and this "could" happen. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. The Swarm was a number-one-bestseller for eight months in Germany and has been translated into 18 languages. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling have designed a board game based on the book, published originally by Kosmos and in English by Z-Man Games. It's a massive book but the story for some reason is appealing to me.
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I read this novel last year. Be prepared to take some time off from whatever else you have to do from the moment you start this story until you reach the end. A winner of the Köln Literatur Prize, the Corine Award, and the German Science Fiction Award, Schatzing lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Johanson calls them "yrr", after three letters he typed randomly on his computer. A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
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This is the single worst edited book I have ever read. A science fiction novel by German author Frank Schätzing, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, "Author of Bestseller The Swarm Stung By Claims of Plagiarism", Eco-Disaster Book 'The Swarm' Getting Adapted, Schatzing's 'Swarm' takes film form - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Swarm_(Schätzing_novel)&oldid=952132497, Novels involved in plagiarism controversies, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from February 2014, All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 April 2020, at 18:37. Martin.”. Individual yrr recognize each other by using a specific pheromone. Four characters from the novel actually exist and were written into it by Schätzing as thanks for answering his questions on the scientific background: Gerhard Bohrmann [de] and Heiko Sahling are geologists at the University of Bremen, while Erwin Suess [de] is a marine biologist and professor at the University of Kiel.
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2019.  It was lauded by many critics and readers for its accurate representation of marine biology, geology, and geophysics. Something went wrong.
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It was first published in Germany and Austria in 2004 and soon became a bestseller. Thomas Orthmann, a German marine biologist and journalist, claims that dozens of passages in The Swarm have been lifted word for word from his writings. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Directed by Ryan Murphy.
Won't spoil it with any details about the plot but the only thing I will say is that on the whole it's a pretty inoffensive read until you get to the centre pages.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2015. The Swarm belongs with unforgettable epics like The Expanse and A Song of Ice and Fire.  Each player represents a nation competing in attempts to communicate with The Swarm, and the winner is determined as the most successful researcher. I’m very excited and looking forward to this collaboration.”, Doelger also commented, comparing the fantasy world of Game of Thrones with our current environmental climate. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. Several other attacks are briefly described in the plot: swimmers are driven from the coast by sharks and venomous jellyfish; commercial ships are attacked and sometimes destroyed; France sees an outbreak of an epidemic caused by lobsters contaminated with a highly lethal type of Pfiesteria. The plot is far-fetched but again, the scientific details are admirable.
, Hollywood actress and producer Uma Thurman and the German producers Michael Souvignier, Ica Souvignier and Till Grönemeyer  Having enjoyed Death and the Devil so much, I was eagerly looking forward to The Swarm, so much so that I had pre-ordered the English translation. Blackmail, murder and treason chase Kat as she tries to save her family and her own life. Magnificent! The most expensive tourist excursion is also the deadliest. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.
"A gripping, nail-biting psychological thriller ... absolutely riveting." Do you miss classic adventure science fiction? Just when the book cracks along and things start happening we get a 10 page lecture about some aspect of climate change or ocean currents etc etc. After several expeditions it becomes clear that the worms, together with bacteria, are destabilizing the methane clathrate in the continental shelf. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.
The Swarm by Frank Schätzing has been on my TBR for quite a while and I am very happy that I have finally given this book a try. David Knight becomes a reluctant hero when Richard Reynolds embeds a dead Cold War spy's memories into David's head. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The scientists are trying to stop her and at the same time implement their own plan to save humanity. She is stopped at the last moment by Johanson who gives his own life to detonate the torpedoes and kill Li. Schätzing became a writer in 1990, and penned several novellas and satires. The science is great, the characters are really complex and interesting and the plot is riveting. Sigur Johanson also finds out that General Li has not been honest with them. The Blood of Tyrants is the first in the fast paced Lawson Holland Thriller series.
The first 80% of the novel are suspenseful - the end is a little flat, too drawn out (and predictable), Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2014.
Please try your request again later. When he returns to his whale watching job, he witnesses how humpback whales and orcas attack the watcher's boats. And it just kept happening time and again. An IED in Afghanistan. This novel is, over long stretches, a Canadian novel. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018. Yes it does get a little preachy at times but this doesn't detract at all from what's going on - in fact it enhances it. It's a long read, but a very enjoyable one with some great characters. The Swarm (German: Der Schwarm) is a science fiction novel by German author Frank Schätzing. David is on the run but from who? Add to it that the Kindle formatting is below average with missing page breaks at chapter ends etc, this book is definitely not worth the price the publisher asks for. monitoring_string = "df292225381015080a5c6c04a6e2c2dc". The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller. I had high expectations for "The Swarm" but was unfortunately bitterly let down. The science is great, the characters are really complex and interesting and the plot is riveting. The cure for cancer. This works and the yrr cease their attacks on humanity.