Woman Science Fiction writer helped by the CDC?
June 6, 2013 3:59 PM   Subscribe

She did a lot of research on her own & needed an expert to bounce ideas off. She found a sympathetic receptionist who connected her with a scientist who over several calls, said "nope", "nope", "nope", "oh, uhmmm... yeah, that might work".

Who is she? I thought I read about her on boingboing, but I can't find it now. It's possible the writer is male, but I think I have that right.

I'm not clear on what the virus (or prion?) caused. Might be zombification or just death (pandemic).
posted by morganw to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I was also coming in to say Mira/Seanan.
posted by bibliogrrl at 5:03 PM on June 6, 2013

Yeah it's the Kellis-Amberlee virus in the Newsflesh series.
posted by Justinian at 5:29 PM on June 6, 2013

The virus actually cured both the common cold and cancer (two viruses, man-made, accidental combination), with the side effect of zombies.
posted by jeather at 6:32 PM on June 6, 2013

Oh, Wired. Wired? Wired! Yep, Wired. They keep surprising me. It's like it's 1997 and the Queen mu influence is still evident. Also featured on the blue. Thought it had to be Boing Boing. Thanks all!
posted by morganw at 7:51 PM on June 6, 2013

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