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The Consciousness Plague

(2002)
(The second book in the Dr Phil D'Amato series)
A novel by

 
 
"At last we get Paul Levinson's superb forensic sleuth, Phil D'Amato, in a full-length novel. If you know Phil from his previous appearances, I need say no more. If you don't, kick back and enjoy a mystery that spans the ages," said Jack McDevitt of The Silk Code, the first Phil D'Amato novel. Now, D'Amato, hero of a number of stories published in Analog, is back.

The Consciousness Plague is about memory -- more particularly, how the loss of memory, in slivers of time deducted from a growing number of individuals, can subtly undermine and play havoc with everything from the investigation of serial stranglings to candlelight dinners. Dr. D'Amato, NYPD forensic detective, investigates a spate of unusual cases of memory loss and finds evidence of a bacteria-like organism that has lived in our brains since our origin as a species and may be responsible for our very consciousness. There's evidence for this consciousness bug in the ancient Phoenician and Viking cultures and everywhere he looks in our world.

A new antibiotic crosses the blood-brain barrier and inadvertently kills this essential bug. Phil himself is a victim of the memory drain, and must struggle to get the proper authorities to pay attention before everyone loses so much memory that they forget that they forgot in the first place.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Consciousness Plague
Author(s): Paul Levinson
ISBN: 0-7653-0098-2 / 978-0-7653-0098-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Consciousness Plague (Phil D'Amato series) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Paul Levinson
ISBN: 1-56178-049-9 / 978-1-56178-049-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Connected Editions, Incorporated
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Consciousness Plague
Author(s): Paul Levinson
ISBN: 0-7653-0754-5 / 978-0-7653-0754-5 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Consciousness Plague
Author(s): Paul Levinson
ISBN: 1-59316-038-0 / 978-1-59316-038-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
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July 2004 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Consciousness Plague
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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July 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Consciousness Plague
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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July 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Consciousness Plague
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Consciousness Plague (Phil D'Amato series Book 2)
Author(s): Paul Levinson
Publisher: JoSara MeDia
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