If you take a look at our full list of picks for the month—all 12 of 'em—you'll notice that at least a third of the books are set in a postapocalyptic world. This was coincidence, but as hurricanes and earthquakes batter the world and smoke from massive forest fires are choking the air here in the beautiful Northwest, these novels of doom and disaster are seeming more prophetic than fictional these days.
That doesn't mean you can't enjoy these excellent reads. Just be ready for the niggling sense that it's time to double-check your bug-out bag in case aliens, viruses, robots, or giant ticks decide that they want Earth all to themselves....
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