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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Richly crafted characters and compelling personal narratives make Station Eleven an joyful read.  Set in present time before, during, and after a 99% fatal global flu pandemic, Emily St. John Mandel successfully utilizes many of the same storytelling and scene-setting techniques of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”. This is post-apocalyptic in …

The Ebola K series by Bobby Adair

Ebola K is a carefully thought out examination of the consequences of an Ebola strain that is both airborne and mutating.  It’s an engaging story with multiple storylines about characters working to fight both the virus and those that would take advantage of the chaos created by the pandemic. Get …

Adrians Undead Diary by Chris Philbrook

Adrian Ring survives a worldwide zombie infection. With his skills and leadership, he explores the causes of the zombie infection, gathers survivors, repels hordes of marauders, and saves the world.  One of my favorite zombie stories, it’s light without being casual. The hero Adrian has serious moral conflicts, and beloved …

& Teller, YouTube series by Teller of Penn & Teller

Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, has produced a YouTube series about life in Vegas after the zombie apocalypse called “& Teller”.  Laced with a bit of gambling culture satire, this entertaining YouTube series is about the magician Teller’s adventures surviving the zombie apocalypse in Vegas. Watch it for free …

The Dog Stars by Peter Weller

A man, his beloved dog, and his airplane live through an apocalyptic pandemic without developing the cutthroat nature needed to survive in the new world. His plane, a supply of fuel, and his lack of concern for his own safety drive him to explore the world around him. Not your …

The Purge of Babylon Series by Sam Sisavath

The Purge of Babylon series is one of the two best standouts of the post-apocalyptic buddy story genre.  It follows a pair of SWAT team members, Will and Danny, as they survive a global pandemic that brings otherwordly creatures to the top of the food chain. Where to get it: 

Newsflesh Series by Mira Grant

Mira Grant is a zombie fan’s author.  She approached her 3.5 book zombie series with a clear interest in the scientific details that drove her to find and correct one of the biggest plot holes in the Walking Dead: “How can we all have the zombie virus in us, but …

Slow Burn Series by Bobby Adair

The book I once called, “a short but entertaining read” has turned into a 9 volume epic buddy story set in a zombie apocalypse.  Follow Murph and Zed and they survive the zombie apocalypse and attempt to save the last remaining humans.