When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. Alas, Babylon. Those fateful words heralded the end. But for one small town in florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.
Earth Abides: A Novel
Its impact is still fresh, its lessons timeless. With an introduction by connie WillisWhen a plague of unprecedented virulence sweeps the globe, the human race is all but wiped out. Together, they will face unimaginable challenges as they sow the seeds of a new beginning. Praise for earth abides“One of the finest of all post-holocaust novels.
The encyclopedia of science Fiction“The book has more thought-challenging elements than a shelf full of ordinary novels. The christian Science Monitor Del rey Books. An instant classic upon its original publication in 1949 and winner of the first International Fantasy Award, Earth Abides ranks with On the Beach and Riddley Walker as one of our most provocative and finely wrought post-apocalyptic works of literature.
In the aftermath, as the great machine of civilization slowly and inexorably breaks down, only a few shattered survivors remain to struggle against the slide into barbarism. Or extinction. This is the story of one such survivor, isherwood “Ish” Williams, an intellectual loner who embraces the grim duty of bearing witness to what may be humanity’s final days.
But then he finds em, a wise and courageous woman who coaxes his stunned heart back to life and teaches him to hope again.
Lucifer's Hammer: A Novel
The first satisfying end-of-the-world novel in years. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival—a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known. Take your earthquakes, swarms of bugs, waterlogged condominiums, colliding airplanes and flaming what-nots, wrap them up and they wouldn’t match one page of Lucifer’s Hammer for sweaty-palmed suspense.
Chicago daily News Del rey Books. Massively entertaining. Cleveland plain-dealerthe gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Del rey Books. An ultimate one. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam.
It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization.
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Bantam Spectra. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery. This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth. A timeless novel as urgently compelling as war day or alas, Babylon, David Brin’s The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction.
The postman will keep you engrossed until you’ve finished the last page. Chicago Tribune Del rey Books. A powerful cautionary tale. Whitley strieberhe was a survivor—a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter’s day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold.
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A classic of science fiction that is a cautionary tale of the dangers of nuclear power, Forbidden Area is as timely today as it was when it was first published in 1958. Del rey Books. For henry hazen, the sight leaves him uneasy, who is scheduled to ship out to an army training camp the next day, but he tells no one what he has witnessed.
Katherine hume is the only woman working for the Pentagon’s Atomic Energy Commission. From the author of the post-apocalyptic classic Alas Babylon, comes this eerie, cold war thriller. A young teenage couple having a rendezvous one night on a beach in Florida suddenly sees a submarine emerge from the ocean.
Bantam Spectra. On or shortly before Christmas. Del rey Books. From intelligence they have gathered, she and her team are convinced the Russians are poised to conduct a nuclear attack on the U. S. Armed soldiers disembark the vessel and a Buick drives off its landing ramp. Deciding to take the next flight to havana, he risks being executed by the Russians if his betrayal is discovered—but he’s willing to put it all on the line for a chance at freedom.
With the clock ticking, the fate of America hangs by a very thin thread.
On The Beach
Del rey Books. The only parts of the planet still habitable are Australia, and the southern parts of South America, New Zealand, South Africa, although they are slowly succumbing to radiation poisoning as well. Life in melbourne continues reasonably normally, although the near-complete lack of motor fuels makes traveling difficult.
People in australia detect a mysterious and incomprehensible Morse code radio signal originating from the American city of Seattle, Washington. Del rey Books. With hope that someone has survived in the contaminated regions, uss scorpion, one of the last American nuclear submarines, Commander Dwight Towers, placed by its captain, under Australian naval command, is ordered to sail north from its port of refuge in Melbourne Australia's southernmost major mainland city to contact whomever is sending the signal.
Bantam Spectra. Two australians sail with the american crew: Lieutenant Commander Peter Holmes, and a scientist, naval liaison officer to the Americans, Professor John Osborne. In preparation for this journey, queensland and Darwin, including Cairns, the submarine makes a shorter trip to port cities in northern Australia, Northern Territory; no survivors are found.
The war began with a nuclear attack by Albania on Italy, and then escalated with the bombing of the United States and the United Kingdom by Egypt. Because the aircraft used in these attacks were obtained from the Soviet Union, the Soviets were mistakenly blamed, triggering a retaliatory strike on the Soviet Union by NATO.
There is also an attack by the soviets on the People's Republic of China, which may have been a response to a Chinese attack aimed at occupying Soviet industrial areas near the Chinese border.
Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition
Del rey Books. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of India for landmarks he recognized. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. Puffin. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off on a journey to find his mother.
This edition features new material from Saroo about his childhood, including a new foreword and a Q&A about his experiences and the process of making the film. The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley Patel. Will melt hearts around the globe. People magazine"Amazing stuff. The new york Post Del rey Books. The young readers' edition of the true story that inspired Lion, Rooney Mara, the Academy Award nominated film starring Dev Patel, David Wenham, and Nicole Kidman.
When saroo brierley used google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Bantam Spectra.
Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
A marvel of memory. 20th Century. Poignant proof of the human will to endure. Amy tan Del rey Books. But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulative stepmother. Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity, Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Hong Kong to England and eventually to the United States to become a physician and writer.
A compelling, and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood, painful, love, Adeline's story is a testament to the most basic of human needs: acceptance, and understanding. Del rey Books. The emotionally wrenching yet ultimately uplifting memoir of a Chinese woman struggling to win the love and acceptance of her family.
Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. Chinese. With a powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains, Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authentic portrait of twentieth-century China.
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One Second After A John Matherson Novel
In the tradition of on the beach, this book, Fail Safe and Testament, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future. And our end. The john matherson series#1 one second after#2 one Year After#3 The Final DayOther BooksPillar to the Sky48 Hours Del rey Books. Hong Kong. Puffin.
A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, literally within one second.
Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real. A story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages. A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse EMP.
A post-apocalyptic thriller of the after effects in the United States after a terrifying terrorist attack using electromagnetic pulse weapons.
Romeo and Juliet No Fear Shakespeare
Hong Kong. Del rey Books. 20th Century. No fear shakespeare gives you the complete text of Romeo and Juliet on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Sparknotes. Del rey Books. Tor Books. Red China. Puffin. Woman. Chinese. Bantam Spectra.