November: Books about Survival & the Apocalypse

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Walter M. Miller
Description: A masterful achievement that ranks with "Brave New World" and "1984", this mesmerizing tale of the terrible aftermath of nuclear war has captivated generations of readers since its first publication in 1959.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Isla Morley
Description: Abducted and locked in an abandoned missile silo by a mad survivalist, a Kansas teen endures loneliness and despair while struggling to raise a baby in isolation before escaping into a world more changed than she anticipated.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Paula Guran
Call Number: FIC Aft
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Josh Malerman
Description: In an apocalyptic near-future world, a mother and her two small children must make their way down a river, blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them -- but is it man, animal, or monster?
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Stephen King
Description: Civilization doesn't end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something...well, something less than human. Savage, murderous, unthinking-and on a wanton rampage. Terrorist act? Cyber prank gone haywire? It really doesn't matter, not to the people who avoided the technological attack. What matters to them is surviving the aftermath. Before long a band of them-"normies" is how they think of themselves-have gathered on the grounds of Gaiten Academy, where the headmaster and one remaining student have something awesome and terrifying to show them on the school's moonlit soccer field. Clearly there can be no escape. The only option is to take them on.
Call Number: LP FIC Kin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Adrian J Walker
Call Number: FIC ordered 082417
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Description: Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet--a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters. After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading. As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything. Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Lily Brooks-Dalton
Description: Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, refuses to abandon the research center in the Arctic when he receives news of a catastrophic event. Soon after, he discovers a mysterious child and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone. Meanwhile, Mission Specialist Sullivan and her crew, the first astronauts to delve into deep space, discover that Mission Control is no longer on the air. Sullivan's career has cost her her marriage, and she has left her daughter behind. Will she ever get home? As Augustine and Sully face the uncertain future, their stories gradually intertwine towards a profound and unexpected conclusion, which raises questions: What endures at the end of the world? How do we make sense of our lives? -- adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Rob Dobi, issuing body Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Call Number: 613.69 How
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Joey Green
Call Number: 613.69 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Call Number: FIC Niv
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Mindy McGinnis
Description: Sixteen-year-old Lynn will do anything to protect her valuable water source, but the arrival of new neighbors forces her to reconsider her attitudes.
Call Number: YA FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Nevil Shute
Description: Following a nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community wait for the inevitable aftereffects of the bombs to reach them.
Call Number: FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
William R Forstchen, Joe Barrett
Description: A post-apocalyptic, dire and frightening all-too-possible future for humankind. When an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon sends the United States into chaotic ruin, one man battles to save his family and their small North Carolina town.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Dan Wells
Description: "In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a manmade race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Linda Loosli
Description: "Parents care about keeping their families safe, hydrated, fed, and healthy on a daily basis; yet, every year families face unforeseen situations that threaten those necessities. It could be a natural disaster like a hurricane or blizzard, or a man-made emergency situation like a power outage or food shortage. Is your family prepared? In 'Prepare Your Family for Survival,' readers learn the basics of water and food storage--where to start and what to work toward for serious preparation--as well as 72-hour kits and evacuation plans. Readers also get helpful guides to follow once their family is in an emergency, like how to stay clean with a limited water supply, how to cook with emergency cooking devices, and how to survive in the dark. Linda Loosli is the founder of the prepping blog Food Storage Moms. She is an expert on emergency preparedness. With this book in their possession, readers will sleep soundly at night knowing that their families won't be caught unprepared for the next emergency." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: 613.69 Loo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Julianna Baggott, Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T Collins, Casey Holloway
Description: In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.
Call Number: YA FIC Bag
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Jamie McGuire
Description: For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can't remember what it's like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda's biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly "outbreak" begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can't outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy--an enemy who no longer remembers what it's like to be human.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Daniel H. (Daniel Howard) Wilson
Description: Two decades into the future humans are battling for their very survival when a powerful AI computer goes rogue, and all the machines on earth rebel against their human controllers.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Emily St. John Mandel
Description: "One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-- this novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Lisa Bedford
Description: The last ten years have done damage to Americans' sense of security, both physical and economic. From Hurricane Katrina to the collapse of the housing market, the last decade has been an assault on our sense of invulnerability and insulation from natural and financial disasters. In response to this, hundreds of thousands of Americans have become "preppers." Preppers are a community and a movement; they are mostly suburbanites who are taking control of their uncertain fate by taking whatever precautions are necessary to make sure their families survive the hazards to which we're all exposed. This book will become the go-to manual for moms who know that the well-being of their brood relies on them. With charts, checklists, and even recipes, it provides all you need to know about food storage, water and sanitation, fuel and energy, medical preparedness, communication protocols and more.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 613.69 Bed
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Les Stroud
Call Number: 613.69 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Richard Yancey
Description: "Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 13, 2016
Peter Heller
Description: Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life—something like his old life—exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return—not enough fuel to get him home—following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face—in the people he meets, and in himself—is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Ben H Winters
Description: When the Earth is doomed by an imminent and unavoidable asteroid collision, New Hampshire homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Justin Cronin
Description: A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
David Brin
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Cormac McCarthy
Call Number: LP FIC McC
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Stephen King, Grover Gardner
Description: A monumentally devastating plague leaves only a few survivors who, while experiencing dreams of a battle between good and evil, move toward an actual confrontation as they migrate to Boulder, Colorado.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Max Brooks
Call Number: 817 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
David Black
Call Number: 613.69 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 11, 2017
Max Brooks
Description: An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
Jeff Long
Description: When he opens an ancient relic, a wealthy artifact collector accidentally unleashes a virulent airborne plague that threatens to annihilate all life on Earth.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2017
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A Canticle For Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller
FIC Mil
Red Hill
Jamie McGuire
FIC McG
Above
Isla Morley
FIC Mor
Robopocalypse : A Novel
Daniel H. (Daniel Howard) Wilson
FIC Wil
After The End : Recent Apocalypses
Paula Guran
FIC Aft
Station Eleven : A Novel
Emily St. John Mandel
FIC Man
Bird Box
Josh Malerman
FIC Mal
Survival Mom : How To Prepare Your Family For Everyday Disasters And Worst-case Scenarios
Lisa Bedford
613.69 Bed
Cell [Large Print]
Stephen King
LP FIC Kin
Survive! : Essential Skills And Tactics To Get You Out Of Anywhere--alive
Les Stroud
613.69 Str
End Of The World Running Club.
Adrian J Walker
FIC ordered 082417
The 5th Wave
Richard Yancey
YA FIC Yan
Extinction Horizon
Nicholas Sansbury Smith
FIC Smi
The Dog Stars
Peter Heller
FIC Hel
Good Morning, Midnight : A Novel
Lily Brooks-Dalton
FIC Bro
The Last Policeman
Ben H Winters
FIC Win
How To Survive Anything : A Visual Guide To Laughing In The Face Of Adversity
Rob Dobi, issuing body Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
613.69 How
The Passage : A Novel
Justin Cronin
FIC Cro
Last-minute Survival Secrets : 128 Ingenious Tips To Endure The Coming Apocalypse And Other Minor Inconveniences
Joey Green
613.69 Gre
The Postman
David Brin
FIC Bri
Lucifer's Hammer
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
FIC Niv
The Road [Large Print]
Cormac McCarthy
LP FIC McC
Not A Drop To Drink
Mindy McGinnis
YA FIC McG
The Stand [Audiobook]
Stephen King, Grover Gardner
FIC Kin
On The Beach
Nevil Shute
FIC Shu
The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection From The Living Dead
Max Brooks
817 Bro
One Second After [Audiobook]
William R Forstchen, Joe Barrett
FIC For
What To Do When The Shit Hits The Fan
David Black
613.69 Bla
Partials
Dan Wells
YA FIC Wel
World War Z : An Oral History Of The Zombie War
Max Brooks
FIC Bro
Prepare Your Family For Survival : How To Be Ready For Any Emergency Or Disaster Situation
Linda Loosli
613.69 Loo
Year Zero : A Novel
Jeff Long
FIC Lon
Pure [Audiobook]
Julianna Baggott, Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T Collins, Casey Holloway
YA FIC Bag