It must be frustrating for WHO's people that on World Tuberculosis Day, Twitter is swamped with Ebola chatter. After all, TB killed 1.3 million people in 2012 alone, and infected 8.6 million; since 1976, Ebola has killed just a couple of thousand.
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.