Category Archives: Apocalypse & dystopia

The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey

Read September 2020 Recommended for fans of   ★     ★    ★    I’m a sucker for a post-apocalyptic novel, so when it seemed like some friends wanted to read The Book of Koli, followed by a serendipitous sale, it … Continue reading

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Satan’s Gate by Walt Browning

Read January 2020 Recommended for military dudes  ★     1/2 Well, I was greedy and I have only myself to blame. The first book, Lost Valley, was a rather solid entry in the zombie survival genre, so I immediately went … Continue reading

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Lost Valley by Walt Browning

Read January 2020 Recommended for zombie fans  ★     ★    ★   Every so often–say, after I’ve read about the latest Climate Summit–I get an urge to read about the end of the world. Zombies are a particularly solid way … Continue reading

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Genesis by Bernard Beckett

Read July 2019 ★   ★   ★   1/2     I present for your consideration this 150 page work by Bernard Beckett. While we might expect a story framed as a four-hour thesis presentation would be dry, the use of … Continue reading

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Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn

Read July 2019 Recommended for those who want hope at the end of the world ★   ★   ★   1/2 Vaughn has a easy-to-read style, and it didn’t take me long to finish Bannerless, despite persistent déjà vu.  I read … Continue reading

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Incursion: Vampire Apocalypse, aka ‘Counteraction’ by M.D. Massey

Read May 2019 Recommended for fans of apocalypse camp ★   ★    You know when you are kind of bored and channel-flipping, and you land on SCYFI channel or whatever it is these days, and you are watching people … Continue reading

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Death Doll by Brian P. White

Read March 2019  ★     ★     These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. More specifically, they aren’t the zombies I’m looking for. But they may very well work for you. In the interests of remembering and for other future … Continue reading

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The Last by Hanna Jameson. Well, I hope it isn’t hers.

Read December 2018 Recommended for fans of The Last Policeman ★     ★    ★    ★    1/2 I was all set to close the book (cough) on 2018; I had finished up the Peter Grant series in a very … Continue reading

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Escape the Fall (Southern Grit #2) by Harley Tate

Read August 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse with guns ★     ★      After reading the first book in the Nuclear Survival series, I wandered off to other stories and other apocalypses. Recently, however, I was cleaning … Continue reading

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Survive the Panic (Southern Grit series #3)

Read August -Sept 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse with guns ★     ★     1/2 With only two stars for the prior book, why did I go on to book three, you wonder? Book two focused on the … Continue reading

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