Curing world hunger sounds great, right?
That is why I did it. I wanted to be the guy that solved World Hunger.
And I did. I used genetic modification to unlock so-called “junk” DNA in plants, and with this I was able to allow them to grow anywhere that had a permeable surface. Desert? Not a problem. Marsh? Not a problem. Mountains? Not a problem. As long as it didn’t involve steel, concrete, rock, or the like, my plants would grow.
Unfortunately I never really tested my breakthrough before it got out of control, and my boss never looked at my work either.
So I wound up causing the apocalypse by solving world hunger.
Now it is several years after my breakthrough caused the end of humanity, and my boss is on the run. She still has hope that what little remains of humanity outside of our San Francisco complex can be saved. Me, I’m not so sure – but her bosses sure seem to be intent on stopping her for some reason.
How did we do it? How did we cause the end of humanity? Will she be able to reverse what I did?
Well, you’re just going to have to read Jeremiah Knight’s debut book to find out…
Note: Hate to spoil the illusion here, but just to be clear: I am a real person who is a long time fan of the author (as in, we met via MySpace) whose name the author used for a character in this book. The above is solely my own review, my way of trying to thank the author, who is easily one of my favorites.
This review of Hunger by Jeremy Robinson was originally published on June 9, 2015.