Posted: Apr 16, 2018 2:02 pm
by zulumoose
a mad scientist on a mission to release a genetically engineered, highly transmissible and infectious virus whose only effect is to reduce human fertility by a factor of about 2/3

I'm not sure I would want to stop that virus, but it wasn't presented like that in the film version.
IIRC in the film version the virus was presented as akin to Dante's Inferno, a vision of hell, pain and suffering. it was to reduce the population through gruesome disease and genocide. Ties in with the book's title that way.