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Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

New York Times bestselling author Robert McCammon's prescient and "shocking" (John Saul) vision of a post-apocalyptic US comes to life in his classic epic of terror and... View details

He stared into it, mesmerized by its color—and as the fire grew he had the vision of a tower of flame a thousand feet tall, whirling across the country he loved, torching cities and towns, turning riv...
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Nevil Shute's most powerful novel-a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication-is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world.

After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Austr... View details

Lieutenant Commander Peter Holmes of the Royal Australian Navy woke soon after dawn. Pie lay drowsily for a while, lulled by the warm comfort of Mary steeping beside him, watching the first light of t...
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Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century l... View details

Never before had Brother Francis actually seen a pilgrim with girded loins, but that this one was the bona fide article he was convinced as soon as he had recovered from the spine-chilling effect of t...
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"A moving experience . . . a powerful cautionary tale."-Whitley Strieber

He was a survivor-a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war.

Fate touches him one chil... View details

In dust and blood-with the sharp tang of terror stark in his nostrils-a man’s mind will sometimes pull forth odd relevancies. After half a lifetime in the wilderness, most of it spent struggling to su...
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Mystery novelist Brendan DuBois makes a foray into the alternate timeline realm and gives us a gripping and chilling dark tale featuring Boston Globe reporter Carl Landry, who is on the trail of a government conspiracy.

Somewhere between the gritty w... View details

History will record the fact that this bitter struggle reached its climax in the late 1950s and the early 1960s. Let me then make clear as the President of the United States that I am determined upon ...
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Raymond Briggs' now famous bestselling comic cartoon book depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on an elderly couple in his usual humorous yet macabre way.... View details

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This propulsive post-apocalyptic thriller "in which Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None collides with Stephen King's The Shining" (NPR) follows a group of survivors stranded at a hotel as the world descends into nuclear war and the body of a y... View details

Dylan is one of the only members of staff who hasn’t fled. A tall black man in his late forties, with an infectious smile and cropped hair, he’s become our default leader after the breakdown. He knows...
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There will come soft rains is a short story by science fiction author Ray Bradbury, first published in 1950. It was included in The Martian Chronicles.... View details

Like his fellow American writer of “science fiction,” Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury is a phenomenon, not easily defined. Since he sold his first story (to a pulp magazine) at the age of twenty-one, he ha...
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S.A. Bodeen's The Compound is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they've become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, b... View details

TERESE DRIBBLED PAST ME, SWITCHING HANDS AS I’D TAUGHT her. A few months shy of twelve, she’d gotten taller in the last year, but still came only halfway up my chest. With her dark hair in the same br...
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Bienvenu dans un monde 'parfait' où la guerre est illégale et où l'harmonie règne. Et où la date de ta naissance décide de ton destin. Mais rien n'est jamais parfait. Et dans un monde tellement brisé,en qui Amity peut-elle avoir confiance?

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