Tag Archives: apocalypse

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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Sleepless by Charlie Huston. Alas, no.

Read  December 2017, sort of Recommended for sleepy people ★    ★    This should have been right up my alley. I really enjoy Huston’s writing and story approach, and I have a fondness for end-of-the-world stories, but this was a resounding … Continue reading

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The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

Read February 2018 Recommended for fans of The Girl With All the Gifts ★    ★   1/2 The Girl With All the Gifts  easily became one of my five-star reads of 2014, the year I read it. But I hesitated to … 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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Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop. Or, chocolate that doesn’t melt in your hands.

Read December 2015 Recommended for fans of Speshul Snowflakes and ecological wins ★    ★    ★   ★   Oink, oink! For those who follow my reviews, I’m unable to stop myself from comparing this series to candy. As I learned in Salt … 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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Devoured by Jason Brant. Or, Snack time!

Read April 2017 Recommended for fans of The Walking Dead ★    ★    ★   ★   Fresh off my Vietnam fictional-autobiography The Things They Carried and Pulitzer Prize winner Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, I really needed to rest … Continue reading

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California by Edan Lepucki

Read October 2016 Recommended for fans of horror/thriller  ★     ★     If the world’s second-most annoying couple lives in the woods, will we care? Probably not.   Despite great potential, California is a mess of a navel-gazing couple looking for … Continue reading

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