The Contagion by Ernest Bywater

Description: A deadly virus sweeps the world bringing dead back to life. A Think Tank Group is at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex when the alert is issued. Its senior members join in a conference with the Commander of the United States Northern Command who relays their orders from the Pentagon. Maximilian 'Mad Max' Milton, the 2nd in-charge of the Think Tank gives reason to his nickname, and the war is on with those afflicted with The Contagion. Will they win the war, can they win the war? 11,400 words.
Size: 59 KB ( ~ 11,188 words)
Type: Science Fiction
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Zombies, Military, Politics

Review by Jetcrash747   [other reviews by Jetcrash747]

Reviewed: 2016-07-27

'Ernest Bywater' has done what I thought impossible to do, to get me to review a zombie story. Ok , Bywater is a great author, so I felt that a review was needed.

'The Contagion' is zombie story of sorts, it starts out with infection happening in many countries at almost the same time. Who, what and why caused it? The hero of the story is Maximilian ‘Mad Max’ Milton, Bywater has a few errors in setting up how Mad Max deals with what is happening, who walks around armed going to a meeting in a secure setting, but it is fiction. Overall the story is excellent, a very short story with lots of action even a nuclear holocaust with at least 26 bombs striking in the United States alone, not to mention all the other cities worldwide. Can you imagine the effect of this Story happening?

The story 'The Contagion' by 'Ernest Bywater' is a very good tale, but the feasibility of everything working out just like in the story can't happen. There are too many side effects from using nuclear weapons to our ecosystem. I feel that this story is an eye opening experience.

Plot: 8 | Technical Quality: 6 | Appeal to Reviewer: 7