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The seventh plague

The seventh plague
RollinsJames, 1961-A Sigma Force novel ; 11

Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. 



MaLing, 1983-

Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she's had her fill of uncertainty. She's content just to carry on...


The trespassers

The trespassers

A literary murder mystery with a speculative edge, this novel explores the limits of courage, the consequences of greed, and the way unlikely strangers can become people we hold dear. Fleeing their pandemic-stricken homelands, a shipload of migrant workers departs the UK...


The animals in that country

The animals in that country
McKayLaura Jean

Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks. Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She's never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly.


The andromeda evolution : a novel

The andromeda evolution : a novel
Wilson, Daniel H. (Daniel Howard), 1978-

Fifty years after TheAndromeda Strain made Michael Crichton a household name - and spawned a new genre, the technothriller - the threat returns, in a gripping sequel that is terrifyingly realistic and resonant. Half a century ago, a military satellite was knocked out of orbit and fell to Earth in northern Arizona, bringing with it a hostile microbe that nearly wiped out an entire town.


The year of the flood : a novel

The year of the flood : a novel
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-Maddaddam trilogy ; 2

The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners-a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life-has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. 


The book of M

The book of M
Shepherd, Peng

Set in a dangerous near future world, TheBookofM tells the captivating story of a group of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary catastrophe who risk everything to save the ones they love. It is a sweeping debut that illuminates the power that memories have not only on the heart, but on the wold itself.


The history of bees

The history of bees

England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive -- one that will give both him and his children honour and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper and fights an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation.


The quiet at the end of the world

The quiet at the end of the world
James, Lauren

Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking and looking for treasure, until a secret is uncovered that threatens their entire existence.



CookRobin, 1940-

When an unidentified, seemingly healthy young woman collapses suddenly on the New York City subway and dies upon reaching the hospital, her case is an eerie reminder for veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton of the 1918 flu pandemic. Fearful of a repeat on the one hundredth anniversary of the nightmarish contagion, Jack autopsies the woman within hours of her demise and discovers some striking anomalies: first, that she has had a heart transplant, and second, that, against all odds, her DNA matches that of the transplanted heart.


The end of October : a novel

The end of October : a novel
Wright, Lawrence, 1947-

"In this propulsive medical thriller--from the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author--Dr. Henry Parsons, an unlikely but appealing hero, races to find the origins and cure of a mysterious new killer virus as it brings the world to its knees.


The plague

The plague
CamusAlbert, 1913-1960Penguin classics



The Stand [electronic resource] 

The Stand [electronic resource]

Stephen King's apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A patient escapes from a biological testing facility, unknowingly carrying a deadly weapon...


The Decameron : selected tales

The Decameron : selected tales
BoccaccioGiovanni, 1313-1375

The editors have selected 33 of the 100 tales, including at least two from each of the ten days of storytelling. Included are Boccaccio's general introduction and conclusion to the work, as well as the introduction and conclusion to the first day.


Blindness [electronic resource]

Blindness [electronic resource]

A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women.


The transmigration of bodies

The transmigration of bodies
HerreraYuri, 1970-

A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city's underbelly to arrange ...


Station eleven

Station eleven
MandelEmily StJohn

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.


The Dog Stars [electronic resource]

The Dog Stars [electronic resource]

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. 


A beginning at the end

A beginning at the end

Six years after a global pandemic wiped out most of the planet's population, the survivors are rebuilding the country, split between self-governing cities, hippie communes and wasteland gangs. In postapocalyptic San Francisco, former pop star Moira has created a new identity to finally escape her past....


California : a novel

California : a novel

The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. 


The dreamers

The dreamers
WalkerKaren Thompson

One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep--and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her.


Rise & shine

Rise & shine

In a world where eight billion souls have perished, the survivors huddle together apart, perpetually at war, in the city-states of RiseandShine. Yet this war, far from representing their doom, is their means of survival. 


World War Z [DVD]

World War Z [DVD]
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