Machine Sickness

(3 customer reviews)


A scientist. GMO bacteria to clean up oil spills.

Suddenly it all goes wrong.

Society’s collapsing. The Feds are chasing her. But so is her past.

Whom can she trust? Follow her as fights her way to the one place where there may be a cure.

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Global Chaos Unleashed by a Simple Microbe

The genetically engineered bacterium was just supposed to clean up oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. But suddenly America’s infrastructure and economy disintegrates! Machines grind to a halt. Roads crumble. Technology clicks off. Pipes burst.


Chaos reigns.

Before anyone can get a handle on the disaster, the scientist responsible is kidnapped, imprisoned, and interrogated on suspicion of conspiracy by Federal intelligence agents, and barely escapes alive–thanks to the disaster itself.


Can Dr. D. trust the virile Texan who finds her and tends her injuries? Can they fight their way across a volatile, changing landscape to reach the secure, off-grid prepper community and science haven, where they may find help in coping with the contagion? And will they even believe the story of how it started?

This fast-paced adventure story’s diverse characters view the cataclysm from a kaleidoscope of perspectives. Every person brings strengths to bear in surviving this massive environmental disaster. 


Yet the accurate science underpinning the story puts it firmly in the hard science fiction world.

This debut novel by Peri Dwyer Worrell, the novel Machine Sickness builds and expands on such great science fiction thrillers as Michael Crichton’s Andromeda Strain, while packing a modern, post-apocalyptic, dystopian punch.

“If you like a good science-related suspense novel, you will love it. I know I can’t wait to read the next two books in this series.”
–The Grumpy Book Reviewer

“…the series is an enjoyable, elegantly written, and ultimately hopeful story about a tremendous, world-shattering catastrophe.”–SciFi Magpie Blog

“The perfect thriller!” –AP Grell

“I can’t wait for the movie!” –Amazon reviewer

Download the exciting adventure thriller, Machine Sickness, by sci-fi writer Peri Dwyer Worrell, and discover the pulse-pounding story right now!

3 reviews for Machine Sickness

  1. camaross992

    Great read and a real page turner! Magnificent storytelling keeps this sci-fi enthusiast enthralled for what’s next. Can’t recommend this enough!
    5/5 Stars!

  2. jane.steph

    Wow! What a book! Well researched and very cleverly written. It provoked all kinds of “WHAT? NO WAY!” responses in me. I’d seen media stories about plastic pollution and potential solutions_and stories of scientists who had discovered new plastic eating microbes and insects and I asked myself were they really accidental discoveries or had they been engineered in a lab; and if so, could they get out of control? What was to stop them spreading and what would happen if they did? Well, this book answered my questions_in spades and the answer was __total chaos. I’d never imagined the sheer reach such an accident could have or the devastation it would wreak but this book, showed the potential magnitude of such a catastrophe as well capturing the resilience of the human spirit and determination to not only survive but to once again, thrive. Crazy good book. Well done, Peri. I look forward to reading the sequel.

  3. deking999

    Loved this book. Thought the characters were well rounded and believable. This story was also thought provoking as it showed what little it takes to causes society to come to a stand still. Can’t wait to see what happens in Book 2. Hope that all will work out for a great future. Excellent page turner.

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