Monday, April 6, 2020

#A to Z Blogging: E for End of World, #Dystopian Reads

E for End of World 
* Go to Day 1

Fittingly, I'm writing this in March just as everyone is buying supplies and getting ready to stay inside for two weeks with the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19. Hopefully, things don't progress much worse by the time this runs.

But the fun of compiling this list is I've found some really interesting sounding books I didn't know about!


After the Bubbles: (Book 1 of The Touchers), Susan Berliner -  Strange "bubbles" drop from the sky transforming those who encounter them into monsters who kill with a touch. Now Erin and her family fight to survive while trapped inside, with a neighbor now toucher outside. (Interesting concept and the preview sounds good!)

Cyberstorm: A Novel, Matthew Mather -  (I don't think I've seen a book before with over 9,000 reviews!)  One family's struggle to survive the destruction of New York in a terror attack. Million-copy bestseller, coming out soon as a movie. (He has a whole string of books and series, see next book.)

Nomad  (New Earth Series Book 1), Matthew Mather -  Science Fiction Book of the Year. Humanity has days to prepare as something massive heads for earth - and somehow its approach was missed. The key to humanity's - and the earth's - survival lies in the answers astronomer Ben Rollins pieces together from his Cold War research. (Intriguing, I'm going to put this on my reading list though it has very mixed reviews.)


Recruitment, A Dystopian Novel (Resistance Trilogy, Book 1), K.A. Riley - The day you turn 17 the Recruiters take you. No one knows what happens after that but Kress and her friends are about to find out. And it's not like what any of them expected. 

Storyland Chronicles, Dawn Napier - Fairytale creatures and mythical monsters have crept out of the dark corners of humanity’s imagination, and the mankind is now an endangered species. Civilization has become a bedtime story to entertain children while they hide from things that move around in the darkness beyond their candles.

The Dystopian States of America: A Charity Anthology Benefiting the ACLU Many of us have publicly stated that the reality we’re currently living within is scarier and more surreal than anything any of us have ever dreamt up, so this anthology provided the chance to take that ball and run with it.
     TABLE OF CONTENTS:• An Introduction by Christopher Golden• Passage of Life: Stage 1 — Underground by Abby Bechtel• No One Who Runs is Innocent by Bracken MacLeod• Artificial Unintelligence by Linda D. Addison• Fake News by Tony Tremblay• Frontrunners by John M. McIlveen• Carving Out the Other by William D. Carl• The New Corbridge Free State by Dana Cameron• What You Need by Hillary Monahan• Abbatoir Blues by James A. Moore• Pigs by GD Dearborn• Divided We Fell by Hildy Silverman• Before I Formed You In The Womb I Knew You by Michael Rowe• For Want of Blue Eyes by Stephen Lomer• Antibodies by Justine Graykin• Blue & Red by Wrath James White• The Rules Are Different Here by Nadia Bulkin• Abandonment Option by Lucy A. Snyder• Close Your Eyes in Peace Tonight by Craig Wolf• Passage of Life: Stage 2 — Exiting by Abby Bechtel• Deep, Dark by Jonathan Maberry• the revolution will be in color by doungjai gam• Heart of ICE by Jeff Deck• African Twilight by Michelle Renee Lane• Xenophobia by Billy Martin• How All This Ends by Brad J. Boucher• The Twenty-Second by C.M. Franklyn• On a Dusty Trail by Cat Scully• Six Plus Four by Matt Bechtel• Scarves by Elizabeth Massie• The Sick House by Josh Waterman• Enemy of the People by Dan Foley• Abortion Diary by KL Pereira• Drive by Tim Lebbon• The Night Listener by Chet Williamson• We All Live Under the Sun by Errick A. Nunnally• Revolt by Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel•Passage of Life: Stage 3 — Molting by Abby Bechtel

The Price of Time, Tim Tigner - I included this in a previous list, but it sounds worth including again. What would happen if you found the fountain of youth? Would it be a blessing or a curse? Strange disappearances, secret murders and more...

Wanderers, Chuck Wendig  - Bram Stoker nominated. Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and her sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead. (I'm reading this now as the concept got my attention. Some of my impressions are listed in the 4/2 B post)

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