The Devil's Alphabet
by Daryl Gregory
Cover Artist: David Stevenson
(based on a photo by Mayer George Vladimirovich/Shutterstock)
Del Rey Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345501172
Date: 24 November 2009 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Switchcreek was a normal town in eastern Tennessee until a mysterious disease killed a third of its residents and mutated most of the rest into monstrous oddities. Then, as quickly and inexplicably as it had struck, the disease–dubbed Transcription Divergence Syndrome (TDS)–vanished, leaving behind a population divided into three new branches of humanity: giant gray-skinned argos, hairless seal-like betas, and grotesquely obese charlies.
(Source: Del Rey)