Phoebe bug names the alien super virus and protomolecule that threatens humanity in James S.A. Corey's 2011novel 'Leviathan Awakes (the Expanse). Rather than a livign organism, it is a set of "instructions designed to adapt to and guide other replicating systems" (p. 344). When the residents of the asteroid Eros are exposed to the contagion by the corporation Protogen they are reduced to dying "vomit zombies." Phoebe itself is not a natural satellite of Saturn but an artifical world from an extraterrestrial extrasolar civilization.


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