Parasite (Grant novel)

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AuthorSeanan McGuire
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherOrbit Books
Publication date
October 29, 2013

Parasite is a science fiction novel written by Mira Grant (the pseudonym of American author Seanan McGuire). It was released on October 29, 2013 by Orbit Books and is the first volume of the Parasitology trilogy.[1][2] The other two books in the series are Symbiont (November 25, 2014)[3] and Chimera (November 24, 2015).[4]

The book, in the tradition of fictional parasites, envisages a world where people's immune systems are maintained by genetically engineered tapeworms.[5]


  1. ^ "Mira Grant - Parasite (Parasitology Volume One) cover art and other tidbits reveal". Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
  2. ^ "Mira Grant - Parasite announced! Release date and synopsis inside". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.; Will Hinton. "An apple a day won't keep PARASITE away!". Orbit Books. Retrieved Nov 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Grant, Mira (November 25, 2014). Symbiont. Orbit. ISBN 978-0-316-21899-3.
  4. ^ Grant, Mira (November 24, 2015). Chimera. Orbit. ISBN 978-0-316-38103-1.
  5. ^ Valentine, Genevieve (30 October 2013). "Medical Magic Leads To Terror In 'Parasite'". National Public Radio. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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