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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

[amazon text=Amazon&template=carousel&asin=B00J1IQUYM] 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 …

The Dog Stars by Peter Weller

[amazon text=Amazon&template=carousel&asin=B007GZELF2] 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. …

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: [amazon …

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. [amazon text=Amazon&template=carousel&asin=B01EAH9D3S]