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Plague of Pythons

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Plague of Pythons by Frederik Pohl is a dystopian novel set in a future society where religious cults and political corruption have taken over. The story follows the protagonist, Shad, as he navigates this harsh world and tries to overthrow the oppressive regime.

Pohl's writing is both chilling and thought-provoking, drawing parallels to modern-day issues of power and control. The world-building is intricate and detailed, painting a bleak picture of a society run amok.

The characters are well-developed and complex, with Shad's journey of self-discovery and rebellion at the forefront. The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, keeping the reader engaged until the very end.

Overall, Plague of Pythons is a gripping and unsettling read that will leave you questioning the nature of power and authority. It is a compelling commentary on the dangers of fanaticism and the importance of individual agency. Highly recommended for fans of dystopian fiction.

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In a post-apocalyptic world where every government in the world has been overrun by its own military machinery, only to see that military machinery self-destruct, people are randomly being affected by a plague that seemingly takes over their brains and forces them to commit heinous crimes. Chandler is one of these unfortunate victims, the perpetrator of rape and murder. He is driven out of his community as a Hoaxer , branded on his forehead with the letter H. But he is not feigning. In his travels, he finds the source of the plague, and it's not what people think. It's up to him to deal with it, and he does. But to what end? - Summary by Nick Bulka


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