Category Archives: Apocalypse & dystopia

Hope Sparks (After the EMP #7) by Harley Tate

Read July 2018 Recommended for fans the non-zombie apocalypse ★    ★   ★    1/2 Well, Hope Sparks, but only After A Whole Bunch of Ass-Kicking. A decent capstone to the EMP series. I still wish for a bit more of … Continue reading

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Chaos Evolves (After the EMP #6) by Harley Tate

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans the non-zombie apocalypse ★    ★   1/2 The one where Everything Goes to Hell (despite it being only Day 30 post-electromagnetic pulse) Because Some People Just Can’t Freaking Cope Already. In this installment, the team … Continue reading

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Brace for Impact (After the EMP #7) by Harley Tate

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of nuclear apocalypse    ★   ★  1/2 Brace for Impact starts a new trilogy in Tate’s series about a massive EMP pulse. Unlike the prior two trilogies, this takes place in the Atlanta, Georgia area. … Continue reading

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Darkness Rises (After the EMP #3) by Harley Tate

Read May 2018 Recommended for fans of the apocalypse ★    ★    ★ Darkness Rises is the third story in what is an essentially a trilogy of novellas of how Madison, her parents, and her friends cope with the sudden loss … Continue reading

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Darkness Begins (After the EMP #1) by Harley Tate

Read June 2018 Recommended for fans of the possible apocalypse ★    ★    ★   1/2 Ah, vacation. It’s no secret I’m a sucker for the apocalypse, and after seeing how America treats one of it’s natural-resource vacationlands, my feeling is that … Continue reading

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Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

Read  April 2018 Recommended for fans of sci-fi lite ★    ★   ★ Unpopular review time. Despite the beautiful cover and glowing reviews, Sea of Rust was decidedly anticlimactic.   Set in a post-apocalyptic future where humanity has been eliminated, it … Continue reading

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The Trees by Ali Shaw. Or, The Characters.

  Read  September 2017 Recommended for fans of green apocalypses ★    ★    ★    ★   1/2 Walden meets the apocalypse. Don’t read this book. You will complain that there is no plot, and it’s true, there isn’t much, not really. It’s … Continue reading

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Regeneration by Stacey Berg. Rejuvenating.

Read  July 2017 Recommended for fans of apocalypse settings, interesting women ★    ★    ★    ★    1/2 Regeneration is the second part of an absolutely stunning duology. Read it if you liked Kameron Hurley’s Bel Dame series, and especially read it … Continue reading

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Emergence by David R. Palmer

Read  June 2017 Recommended for classic sci-fi fans ★    ★    ★       Apocalypse? Hugo nominee? An eleven year-old girl? A pet parrot? Friend recommendation? Sign me up!   The first part of the story was published in 1981 as a novella … Continue reading

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Consumed by Jason Brant. Or, Snack-Time Lite.

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of The Walking Dead ★    ★    ★  I used the lure of this book to drag my bootie to the gym and the reclining bike after the non-stop excitement of book one, Devoured. It … Continue reading

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