Anyone who’s been following our blog knows how much we love post apocalypse fiction. We’ve got an entire category dedicated to the genre in our reviews section, and we even put together The Official Knockin’ Books Zombie Apocalypse team. If there’s a good novel about the end of the world, there’s a decent chance we’ve read it, or are planning to read it.
So, given our apocalyptic fascination, it’s not surprising we’re also huge fans of The Walking Dead on AMC (Our editor is quite smitten with “crazy eyes Rick”). It’s probably fair to say we went through a bit of a withdrawal when season 6 ended back in April (if “a bit” means we spent significant time curled up in the fetal position, rocking back and forth while trying to find our “happy place”).
Unfortunately, even though we’re getting close to the start of season 7, that just makes us all the more anxious for the return of our zombie-bashing band of survivors. We’re assuming our loyal readers feel the same way--so, to hold you over until we finally find out who Negan used for batting practice with his razor wire-wrapped Louisville slugger, we’ve got a list of post-apocalypse thrillers that will keep The Walking Dead jitters away.
Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.
Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.
A force is gathering, beyond the mountain man's wildest nightmares, even more relentless and terrifying than the roaming tides of dead flesh.
And it's preparing to hunt.
They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world's only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before…
Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, a lone survivor will give mankind one last chance against…
Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?
Don’t be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset—life. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.
But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.
Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs.
The rules are simple: stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, stay alive.
The road to salvation has begun ...