Experimental Drug Spreads Zombies in Melvina Patterson’s New Novel

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‘Children of Eden’ sets science against itself to salvage future of Earth, humanity.

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Most antidotes and serums today can be manmade warfare agents,” Patterson says. "Don’t ever underestimate the power of the mind.

In a world controlled by machines and devoid of any human control, demented scientist Dr. Benjamin Smith develops Serum 222, a miracle drug for cancer patients. His work becomes less miraculous and more problematic when his like-minded daughter, Carey Smith, uses the serum on a large group of humans.

In the desolate playground that Earth has become, those injected with Serum 222 become mindless, flesh-eating zombies after death and wreak havoc in the new science-fiction novel by Melvina Patterson, “Children of Eden” (published by iUniverse).

“Most antidotes and serums today can be manmade warfare agents,” Patterson says. “Don’t ever underestimate the power of the mind.”

In this apocalyptic thriller, a series of stories develops and brings light to the plot. Each story details one character’s interaction or experience with the serum or its zombies, making for a chilling narrative throughout the novel.

Readers will be left to wonder if the story’s International Government Cloning program’s “children of the future” will survive to make it to Eden – another part of Earth not yet tainted by the effects of Serum 222 – or if their souls are doomed to zombification.

Children of Eden
By Melvina Patterson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 276 pages | ISBN 9780595683253
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 276 pages | ISBN 9780595438631
E-Book | 276 pages | ISBN 9780595881871
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Melvina Patterson, a vocalist from Pittsburgh, is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America and has had several poems published through the National Library of Poetry. She is currently working on a sequel to “Children of Eden,” titled “Demons Rising: Return of the Damned.”

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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