The Gates

Author: Iain Rob Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518801846

Category: End of the world

Page: 337

View: 8131


"Guy Granger is a Coast Guard captain in search of his kids. Mina Magar is a photojournalist taking pictures of horror she had never imagined. Rick Bastion is a fading popstar with his head in a bottle and little care about survival. Tony Cross is stuck on the Iraq-Syria Border, but fighting insurgents is no longer a priority. There's much worse threat to world peace now. Follow them all as they try to stay alive" -- back cover.

Hell On Earth Books 1-3

Author: Iain Rob Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781913523282

Category: Fiction

Page: 1046

View: 4741


Mankind's extinction is about to begin. The world's best scientists are baffled when bizarre, immovable black stones appear across the globe, and society spirals into panic when the stone begin to 'wake up'. Bestselling apocalyptic thrills by master of the genre, Iain Rob Wright. As worldwide anarchy threatens to erupt, United States Coast Guard captain, Guy Granger, sets off on a desperate journey across the Atlantic to rescue his kids, while Mina Magar is a photojournalist forced to take pictures of horrors she could never have imagined. Elsewhere, fading popstar, Rick Bastion, is suddenly forced to fight for his survival, despite wishing he was dead. Survival instinct isn't so easily ignored, and mankind won't go away quietly, but when the enemy finally reveals itself, all seems lost. The Hell on Earth series in an epic apocalyptic thriller with breathtaking twists and multiple characters. You'll never see where the story is heading next! Grab the first 3 books together in 1 great boxset and you'll have over 1,000 pages to enjoy.

German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene

Author: Caroline Schaumann,Heather I. Sullivan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137542225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 3204


This book offers essays on both canonical and non-canonical German-language texts and films, advancing ecocritical models for German Studies, and introducing environmental issues in German literature and film to a broader audience. This volume contextualizes the broad-ranging topics and authors in terms of the Anthropocene, beginning with Goethe and the Romantics and extending into twenty-first-century literature and film. Addressing the growing need for environmental awareness in an international humanities curriculum, this book complements ecocritical analyses emerging from North American and British studies with a specifically German Studies perspective, opening the door to a transnational understanding of how the environment plays an integral role in cultural, political, and economic issues.

The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture

Backwoods Horror and Terror in the Wilderness

Author: B. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137353724

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

View: 8473


The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day. The book undertakes a detailed analysis of key literary and filmic texts situated within consideration of specific contexts.

World War Z

An Oral History of the Zombie War

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0307351939

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5370


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Prepare to be entranced by this addictively readable oral history of the great war between humans and zombies.”—Entertainment Weekly We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the apocalyptic years. The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “Will spook you for real.”—The New York Times Book Review “Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone. . . . It’s Apocalypse Now, pandemic-style. Creepy but fascinating.”—USA Today “Will grab you as tightly as a dead man’s fist. A.”—Entertainment Weekly, EW Pick “Probably the most topical and literate scare since Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds radio broadcast . . . This is action-packed social-political satire with a global view.”—Dallas Morning News

What Do I Read Next 1998

Author: Gale Group,Neil Barron

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787621506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 679

View: 2658


Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

Bone Shade

A Novel of Interstellar Doom

Author: Neil L R Tate

Publisher: Mudrock Enterprises

ISBN: 9780996476409


Page: N.A

View: 8009


Surviving a summer of hell defeating brutal alien invaders, David and Anneth Trent return to rebuilding their lives, careers, and family-settling happily into a pleasant life in the northern lake country. But once again, they find themselves thrown into the breach of doom as the Aliens of the Green World return with a vengeance and vicious new plan. Nothing stands in the way of the Aliens hijacking the Blue Planet Earth and wiping every living creature into extinction except the beleaguered Trents and their stalwart friend Sheriff Bill Anderson. Three lonely people. The Aliens take no chances, having learned from their earlier mistakes in attempting to conquer Earth. Unleashing a transgenic neurotoxin, the Aliens lay waste to humankind, leaving billions in a catatonic lassitude or a manic hyper-violent mental state-Dulls and Rads. Because of earlier contact with the Aliens, the Trents and Sheriff Anderson remain unaffected by the toxin, and desperately try to warn everyone of the alien horror creeping through the hedgerows. No one heeds the dire warning, and the three defenders of Earth are ridiculed to the lunatic fringe. The sting of humiliation is brief as the world of humans comes to rapid demise. David Trent stands as the last sentient man on a planet forever dead to mankind, and suffers endless attacks by the violent Rads as he seeks to discover what has befallen his beloved wife Anneth, who failed to return from volunteer work in Colombia at the fateful moment the Aliens released their toxic weapon. But the Aliens have more firepower in their arsenal. Using their vast knowledge of organic chemistry, they biologically reform the violent Rads into recombinant-DNA fusion creatures-Fusioncreats-to assist in converting the Blue Planet Earth into the Green Alien World. The powerful Fusioncreats challenge the lonely Trent to the limits of human endurance as he journeys through post-apocalypse carnage. Despite being outnumbered and overwhelmed, David Trent suddenly finds himself in the middle of an interstellar civil war, and receives help from an unexpected quarter in his battle to keep the inhabitants of the Blue Planet Earth from going quiet into that eternal good night. Bone Shade is the second story in the Trent Saga, which kicks off with the Science Fiction/Fantasy thriller Witch Hazel: A Novel of Interstellar Doom. Coming soon The Trek of Anneth: Book Three of The Trent Saga.


A Science Fiction Thriller

Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501133233

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9324


A masterful blend of horror, science fiction, and pulse-pounding thrills, the first book in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s bestselling Orbs series introduces the last survivors of an alien invasion. The year is 2061, and the planet is dying. Cataclysmic solar storms have forced leaders from around the world to finally put aside their differences and agree on one thing—to jump ship. The human race is headed to Mars. Dr. Sophie Winston is hired by New Tech Corporation to test a biosphere deep within the heart of Cheyenne Mountain; a mission she believes will help prepare the company for the three-year flight to the red planet. But, just days into the assignment, things start to go wrong. When the blast doors hiss open, Winston’s team finds a changed world outside. Humans are gone, vanished without a trace, and they aren’t the only thing missing. The planet’s water is gone, too. As the team explores their surroundings, they find thousands of luminous blue orbs lining the streets. It isn’t until they uncover what’s inside that they realize the nightmare that lies ahead. And what it means for our most important resource…


Author: Jeremy Robinson

Publisher: Breakneck Media


Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3657


The human race hangs by a thread the thickness of a single gene: RC-714. The gene, which unlocks the millennia of genetic traits stored in junk DNA, gives crops the ability to rapidly evolve and thrive in any environment. But RC-714 is passed on when consumed. Any creature—mammal, reptile, fish or insect—that eats the genetically modified crops becomes a slave to the Change. Bodies morph into unrecognizable abominations. Intellect takes a back seat to ravenous hunger. And all the world’s species eat each other toward extinction. Racing against this impending outcome, Peter Crane and his family attempt to reach a laboratory in Boston, where a slim hope of saving the human race from extinction exists. But before heading northeast, they must visit the swamps of South Carolina’s Hellhole Bay to find a scientist who can help undo the damage done by ExoGen, the corporation that created and unleashed RC-714. Upon reaching Hellhole, the family is captured by a man named Mason, who not only survived the Change, but managed to keep a small community alive as well—a community that is subject to his every carnal desire and whim. Trapped in the clutches of a man whose heart is as twisted as the monsters that roam the Earth, Peter, Ella, Jakob, Anne and Alia, must fight for their freedom from a literal hellhole. Danger lurks behind every door, stalks beneath the swampy waters and descends from the sky. As enemies—both human and ExoGenetic—close in, surviving will be harder than ever, and for some, impossible. In 2015, Jeremy Robinson exploded onto the horror/sci-fi scene (writing as Jeremiah Knight) with his Top 100 bestselling novel: Hunger. Combining the speculative science of Crichton with the twisted scares of King, Feast continues the story that made Hunger the #1 post-apocalyptic novel.