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Joe Pitkin

A Murmuration of Starlings

Published Mar 14, 2020 · 5,936 words (22 minutes) · 184 views

Science Fiction apocalypse pandemic Invasive Species quorum sensing bacterial computing

Dr. Evelyn Cole has been recruited to eradicate a massive population of starlings in sleepy Fort Clark, Washington, as part of an effort to combat a pandemic. But she soon finds that there is more to these starlings, and to the infection they carry, than she thought...

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Did you know that Mozart kept a pet starling? These beautiful birds are often viewed in North America as pests (as they are not native). But I love these birds and the many sounds they make -- they do a very good job of imitating hawks...