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Via Buzzfeed.com: A Volcano Has Erupted In Indonesia, And The Pictures Are Terrifying. They are also astoundingly beautiful, although the 20,000 people displaced by the eruptions might well disagree.
Jerry Thompson: Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami that Could Devastate North America
A 9.0 quake will be the biggest public health disaster North America has ever faced.
Karl Taro Greenfeld: The China Syndrome
How SARS broke out and was hunted down.
Ralph R. Frerichs: Deadly River: Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti
The best book I know on the subject.
Sonia Shah: Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
The Fall of the Republic
In a parallel timeline, 1990s America discovers the chronoplanes: parallel worlds at different points in history.
The hijacking of the Roman Empire, 100 AD, by 21st-century Christian fundamentalists, in the second of the Chronoplane Wars novels.
The Empire of Time
My first novel, published in 1978, but the last in the Chronoplane Wars trilogy.
"Write a space opera," my editor said. So I did, with some nanotech thrown in.
A companion novel to Icequake, set mostly in California.
A disaster thriller (Antarctic ice sheet surges into ocean), dated but still fun.
Originally published in 1982, and still the novel I'm most proud of.