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Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781439105580
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electricity is generated by indentured servants pedaling stationary bicycles. What little civilization remains revolves around Joey Armageddon's Sassy A-Go-Go strip clubs, where the beer is cold, the lap dancers are hot, and the bouncers are armed with M16s. Accompanied by his cowboy sidekick Buffalo Bill, the gorgeous stripper Sheila, and the mountain man Ted, Mortimer journeys to the lost city of Atlanta -- and a showdown that might determine the fate of humanity.

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    Sally of the Wasteland #4
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9781782766186
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Victor Gischler (X-Men, Angel & Faith, Noir) and Tazio BettinÕs trigger happy heroine reaches the climax of her post-apocalyptic pursuit in this penultimate issue. New Orleans ainÕt what it used to beÉ Long gone are the jazz bands, boutiques and Mardi Gras mayhem, leaving only rubble and mutants in their wake. With their goal in sight, Sally and her crew are gonna need a little more luck if theyÕre hoping to navigate the city in one piece. Better get those guns loaded, ladies!

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    No Good Deed
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781250106704
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • From Victor Gischler, the author behind the high-octane, action-packed thriller Stay, comes No Good Deed, a suspenseful novel about how an ordinary man--trying to do the right thing--finds himself in an extraordinary situation. Francis was running late for work when he found the suitcase and the odd card with an email on it. He knew he shouldn't bother but he couldn't resist. Now Francis is dodging bullets and doing his best to stay alive, wishing he had never bothered with that suitcase full of clothes. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Stay
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781466838055
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Victor Gischler's STAY, in which a stay-at-home dad with a secret past is forced to take pre-emptive action when his family is threatened by a crime lord, with TV rights sold. David Sparrow is an awesome stay-at-home dad. He gets his kids ready for school while his wife, Amy, commutes to New York City, where she is an Assistant District Attorney. She just inherited a major case: prosecuting crime lord Dante Payne. Meanwhile, David is content chatting with the moms at school drop-off, and doing housework. One night, David is awoken by a sound downstairs, and discovers a man in Amy's office, going through her work documents. Instinctively, David confronts the man and a fight begins. But not a fight between a stay-at-home dad and a common burglar. No, this is a fight out of a Bourne movie and it is intense. David wins, but barely. He tries to explain to the cops that this guy was no ordinary burglar but they mostly ignore him, especially when they find out what he does for a "living." We now discover that David is a former Solo Ops officer, a soldier who was routinely dropped in war zones with a specific mission. If he was caught, the US government would disavow all knowledge of him. David was honorably discharged after too many missions and was excited for a quiet, normal life. However, with Dante Payne now targeting Amy and her family, David decides to reactivate himself and take the fight to the vicious criminal lord. And Dante Payne has no idea who he's just crossed.

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    The Deputy
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 1935562002
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • High Noon for the Weezer set.

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    Kiss Me, Satan!
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9781616554361
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • When New Orleans werewolf mafia boss Cassian Steele offers a huge bounty for the head of the old witch Verona and her apprentices, all of the monsters and magicians in town join the hunt, not knowing that the witches are protected by the demon Barnabus Black.

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    Vampire a Go-Go
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Touchstone
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1416552278
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Just as Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse was a “raucous thrill ride” (Publishers Weekly) and a playful stab at the post-apocalypse story, Vampire a Go-Go is a satirical take on the modern horror story—providing more laughs and unforgettable characters. Victor Gischler is a master of the class-act literary spoof—a unique niche in which he has few equals. He has tackled many popular genres with his wry wit: crime noir, the post-apocalyptic subgenre, and now the horror novel genre. Frequently compared to Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, and Quentin Tarantino, Gischler turns his attention to castles, astrologers, alchemists, ghosts, witches, gun-toting Jesuit priests, and werewolves with Vampire a Go-Go, a hilarious romp of spooky, gothic entertainment. Allen is a hapless grad student in trouble. He’s about to flunk out of school and there is not much that can be done to salvage his GPA—except to redeem himself by accompanying an eccentric professor and his enigmatic wife on a research trip to a castle in Prague. But Allen doesn’t know he’ll end up in a hunt for a supernatural device that can restore the humanity to the undead. Narrated by a ghost whose spirit is chained to the mysterious castle, Vampire a Go-Go is full of twists and surprises that will have readers screaming—and laughing—for more.

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    Vampire a Go-Go
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1416987193
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • HORROR AT ITS SIDE-SPLITTING BEST! Victor Gischler is a master of the class-act literary spoof, and his work has drawn comparison to that of Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Thomas Pynchon. Now, Gischler turns his attention to werewolves, alchemists, ghosts, witches, and gun-toting Jesuit priests in Vampire a Go-Go, a hilarious romp of spooky, Gothic entertainment. Narrated by a ghost whose spirit is chained to a mysterious castle in Prague, Gischler's latest is full of twists and surprises that will have readers screaming -- and laughing -- for more.

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    Gestapo Mars
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781783297351
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Carter Sloan is a trained assassin—the best there is, pulled out of cryogenic sleep whenever an assignment demands his skills. So when he’s kept in the deep freeze for 258 years, he’s seriously pissed off. Yet his government needs him, to hunt down the enemy known as the Daughter of the Brass Dragon. The future of the galaxy-spanning Reich depends on it, so Sloan is off—screwing, swearing, and shooting his way across interstellar space. lt’s action, adventure, and disgusting gelatinous aliens as only Victor Gischler can create them.

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    Clown Fatale
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 9781616554347
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • After promoting themselves as contract killers, clowns Chloe, Aya, Tina, and Candy are forced to battle against rival gangs to collect their big score and survive.

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    Angel and Faith
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Books
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN : 9781616555030
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
  • Angel's attempts to keep London from being taken over by supernatural forces is challenged when he finds himself going down a dark path, while Faith teams up with Buffy before going corporate.

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    Fantasy Media in the Classroom
  • Author : Emily Dial-Driver,,Sally Emmons,Jim Ford
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9780786489411
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts—high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics—fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum. The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games with explanations of how best to use them in the classroom. With experience-based anecdotes and suggestions for curricula, this collection provides a valuable pedagogy of pop culture.

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    Shotgun Opera
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780440336044
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Mike Foley can never forget the night he tagged along with his brother on a job for the mob that ended in a hail of bullets. Now his brother is dead, Mike’s making wine in Oklahoma, and life is almost as good as it gets when you’ve been hiding out for forty years. Until his past comes calling. Mike’s nephew Andrew needs to disappear, and he needs to do it yesterday. Hanging with the wrong kind of friends, he’s seen something he shouldn’t have, and now he’s running for his life with an assassin on his trail. The consummate professional hit woman, Nikki Enders is the most lethal of a deadly sisterhood. And Andrew Foley is next on her extermination list. Unless Uncle Mike can stop her. As kill teams descend on Foley’s farm, one pissed-off ex—tough guy is about to take a final, all-or-nothing stand with shotguns blazing....

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    Children of the Apocalypse
  • Author : D. William Manley
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN : 9781467070010
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Most of us in this world live a survivable, if not comfortable and secure life. But what if our secure, comfortable civilization were swept away in a moment of unimaginable violence and horror, along with ninety percent of the earth's population and we found ourselves living in another one of history's darkest moments? Would we be able to muster the same tenacity, creativity and determination that motivated our ancestors to survive and continue? Children of the Apocalypse is a story about an event that hasn't yet happened, but could at any moment. The threat of Nuclear War has lived in our darkest fears and imaginings since the world first witnessed the cataclysmic destruction and desolation that these weapons can bring. This story pits a retired soldier, four neighborhood teenagers and a few new friends against an unimaginable environment. The world has become a place where mobs of radiation victims roam and plunder mindlessly, where the sun brings death rather than life, and the preserved food, left over from before Dooms Day, is running out fast. The little group struggles to survive for a day, for a week and then a month, and will soon be challenged to grow food in a poisoned world without sunlight. Civilization is seriously threatened and the world is about to become the most hostile savage and uncivilized place in all history. With each challenge this little group become stronger, more confident and better prepared for the next. Will they be ready for the environmental upheaval that the earth is about to go through in the Nuclear Winter? Do they dare to believe in the future enough to make plans,fall in love and have families? Will Mankind find a way to continue?

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    Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems
  • Author : Rita Dove
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780393867787
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Poetry
  • A piercing, unflinching new volume offers necessary music for our tumultuous present, from “perhaps the best public poet we have” (Boston Globe). In her first volume of new poems in twelve years, Rita Dove investigates the vacillating moral compass guiding America’s, and the world’s, experiments in democracy. Whether depicting the first Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Venice or the contemporary efforts of Black Lives Matter, a girls’ night clubbing in the shadow of World War II or the doomed nobility of Muhammad Ali’s conscious objector stance, this extraordinary poet never fails to connect history’s grand exploits to the triumphs and tragedies of individual lives. Meticulously orchestrated and musical in its forms, Playlist for the Apocalypse collects a dazzling array of voices: an elevator operator simmers with resentment, an octogenarian dances an exuberant mambo, a spring cricket philosophizes with mordant humor on hip hop, critics, and Valentine’s Day. Calamity turns all too personal in the book’s final section, “Little Book of Woe,” which charts a journey from terror to hope as Dove learns to cope with debilitating chronic illness. At turns audaciously playful and grave, alternating poignant meditations on mortality and acerbic observations of injustice, Playlist for the Apocalypse takes us from the smallest moments of redemption to catastrophic failures of the human soul. Listen up, the poet says, speaking truth to power; what you’ll hear in return is “a lifetime of song.”

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    Yellow Medicine
  • Author : Anthony Neil Smith
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1946502243
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Deputy Billy Lafitte is not unfamiliar with the law; he just prefers to enforce it, rather than abide by it. But his rule-bending and bribe-taking have gotten him kicked off the force in Gulfport, Mississippi, and he's been given a second chance...in the desolate, Siberian wastelands of rural Minnesota. Now Billy's only got the local girls and local booze to keep him company. Until one of the local girls-cute little Drew, bassist for a psychobilly band-asks Billy for help with her boyfriend. Something about the drugs Ian's been selling, some product he may have lost, and the men who are threatening him because of it. Billy agrees to look into it, and before long he's speeding down a snowy road, tracking a cell of terrorists, with a severed head in his truck's cab. And that's only the start... Praise for YELLOW MEDICINE: "On my list of the most original voices in crime fiction today, Anthony Neil Smith easily makes it into the top five. Yellow Medicine is a terrific read, a crime noir bullet-train ride on unsafe tracks."-Scott Wolven, author of Controlled Burn "Yellow Medicine gets its hooks into you from its first turbulent pages. It is the novel's complicated, captivating hero, Deputy Billy Lafitte, who holds you from beginning to end. He's a liar, a cheat and a pretty bad guy, but so richly rendered that, before you know it, you find yourself following him through the darkest of terrains, and eagerly."-Megan Abbott, author of the Edgar-nominated Queenpin "Yellow Medicine starts with one of the most memorable and engaging anti-heroes in recent memory. Mix in bent cops, a psychobilly band called Elvis Antichrist, meth cookers in the Minnesota sticks, and a truly nasty pack of wannabe jihadists. Add a liberal helping of guns, knives and explosives. You're gonna love it."-J.D. Rhoades, author of A Good Day in Hell and Safe and Sound "Anthony Neil Smith has taken the stark, freezing landscape of rural Minnesota and brought it to life with an injection of Louisiana Hot Sauce in the form of Deputy Billy Lafitte. A violent, bawdy, thrilling, edgy, gut-churning masterpiece."-Victor Gischler, author of Go Go Girls of the Apocalypse, Pistol Poets, and the Edgar-nominated Gun Monkeys "Smith deserves credit for taking a risk by creating a character like Lafitte, whose private code of honor-if any-is far more obscure than an anti-hero like Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer."- Publishers Weekly "All in all, though, Smith has a powerful voice and delivers quite a romp, offering along the way a sort of Tony Hillerman glimpse into a part of the country that is not often the subject of crime fiction."-Steve Glassman, Booklist

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    The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
  • Author : Shaun David Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781481498555
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection “Surreal, brainy, and totally captivating.” —Booklist (starred review) “Provocative and moving.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Hutchinson artfully blends the realistic and the surreal.” —School Library Journal (starred review) From the critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and At the Edge of the Universe comes a mind-bending, riveting novel about a teen who was born to a virgin mother and realizes she has the power to heal—but that power comes at a huge cost. Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. Other things that can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place. As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

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    Waiting for the Apocalypse: A Memoir of Faith and Family
  • Author : Veronica Chater
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780393073546
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Growing up Catholic in a family where the reforms of Vatican II are seen as the work of Satan. It is 1972, and Veronica Chater's parents believe that Vatican II's liberalization has corrupted the Catholic Church, inviting the Holy Chastisement—an apocalypse prophesied by three shepherds in Fatima, Portugal. To spare his family this horror, Veronica's father quits the highway patrol, sells everything, and moves the family of eight from California to an isolated village near Fatima. But Portugal is no Catholic utopia, and the family schleps home penniless to join the nascent Catholic counterrevolution: attending the Latin Mass in truck garages and abandoned buildings, serving meals to religious soldiers, breeding a new member of the faithful every year. As Veronica comes of age on the fringes of the American Dream, she rebels against a fanaticism that forbids anything modern—clothes, movies, or music. This is the story, both sad and funny, of a family torn apart by religion and brought back together in spite of the injuries it inflicted on itself.

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    The Publishers Weekly
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822036342608
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : American literature
  • Read and download full book The Publishers Weekly

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    Hunger
  • Author : Jackie Morse Kessler
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9780547505091
  • Reader Reviews : 61
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Jackie Morse Kesslers Riders of the Apocalypse series follows teens who are transformed into the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.In Hunger, Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: shes been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at homeher constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that powerand the courage to fight her own inner demons? A wildly original approach to the issue of eating disorders, Hunger is about the struggle to find balance in a world of extremes, and uses fantastic tropes to explore a difficult topic that touches the lives of many teens.

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    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse
  • Author : John Joseph Adams
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781783291526
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT... For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin’s seminal “The Postman” to Hugh Howey’s “Deep Blood Kettle” and Tananarive Due’s prescient “Patient Zero,” the end of the world continues to thrill. This companion volume to the critically acclaimed WASTELANDS offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, with works by: Ann Aguirre Megan Arkenberg Paolo Bacigalupi Christopher Barzak Lauren Beukes David Brin Orson Scott Card Junot Díaz Cory Doctorow Tananarive Due Toiya Kristen Finley Milo James Fowler Maria Dahvana Headley Hugh Howey Keffy R. M. Kehrli Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Joe R. Lansdale George R. R. Martin Jack McDevitt Seanan McGuire Maureen F. McHugh D. Thomas Minton Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling Ramsey Shehadeh Robert Silverberg Rachel Swirsky Genevieve Valentine James Van Pelt Christie Yant Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who’s who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.

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    Writing the Apocalypse
  • Author : Lois Parkinson Zamora
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0521362237
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This is a comparative literary study of apocalyptic themes and narrative techniques in the contemporary North and Latin American novel. Zamora explores the history of the myth of apocalypse, from the Bible to medieval and later interpretations, and relates this to the development of American apocalyptic attitudes. She demonstrates that the symbolic tensions inherent in the apocalytic myth have special meaning for postmodern writers. Zamora focuses her examination on the relationship between the temporal ends and the narrative endings in the works of six major novelists: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Thomas Pynchon, Julio Cortazar, John Barth, Walker Percy, and Carlos Fuentes. Distinguished by its unique, cross-cultural perspective, this book addresses the question of the apocalypse as a matter of intellectual and literary history. Zamora's analysis will enlighten both scholars of North and Latin American literature and readers of contemporary fiction.

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    The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
  • Author : Robert Rankin
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780575088207
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A hilarious comic fantasy from the bestselling cult creator of the Brentford Triangle Trilogy Once upon a time Jack set out to find his fortune in the big city. But the big city is Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town, and it has grown considerably since the good old days and isn't all that jolly any more. And there is a serial killer loose on the streets. The old, rich nursery rhyme characters are being slaughtered one by one and the Toy City police are getting nowhere in their investigations. Meanwhile, Private Eye Bill Winkie has gone missing, leaving behind his sidekick Eddie Bear to take care of things. Eddie may be a battered teddy with an identity crisis, but someone's got to stop the killer. When he teams up with Jack, the two are ready for the challenge. Not to mention the heavy drinking, bad behaviour, car chases, gratuitous sex and violence, toy fetishism and all-round grossness along the way. It's going to be an epic adventure!

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    Anna and the Apocalypse
  • Author : Katharine Turner,Barry Waldo
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781250318817
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • School’s out for the end of the world. Anna and the Apocalypse is a horror comedy about a teenager who faces down a zombie apocalypse with a little help from her friends. Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student with a lot going on under the surface: she’s struggling with her mom’s death, total friend drama, and the fallout from wasting her time on a very attractive boy. She’s looking forward to skipping town after graduation—but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holidays season. It’s going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain. To save the day, Anna, her friends, and her frenemies will have to journey straight to the heart of one of the most dangerous places ever known, a place famous for its horror, terror, and pain...high school. This novel is inspired by the musical feature film, Anna and the Apocalypse—sing and slay along at home with the VOD release! An Imprint Book

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    Apocalyptic Bodies
  • Author : Tina Pippin
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0415182484
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • Apocalyptic Bodies presents a cultural, critical reading of apocalyptic texts and images, using a variety of critical perspectives, including body criticism, ideological criticism and horror and fantasy theories.

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    Life as We Knew it
  • Author : Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9780152061548
  • Reader Reviews : 305
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Through journal entries, sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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    I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse: Volume 5
  • Author : Namekojirushi
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781718300347
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • After everything Rekka and the girls have been through and with summer fast approaching, Iris thinks its time for a beach vacation. And not just any beach vacation, mind you. An intergalactic one that will take them to a bright blue planet of endless oceans and perpetual summer. But the waters--and the secrets--run deep here on Berano. After a group of space pirates shows up to crash their vacation, Rekka will find himself wrapped up in a conspiracy involving the treasure of a mermaid princess.

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    Irresistible
  • Author : Mary Balogh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781101991664
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : England
  • Includes excerpts from Indiscreet and Unforgiven.

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    Apocalypse: Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi)
  • Author : Troy Denning
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780345519603
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • There can be no surrender. There will be no mercy. It’s not just the future of the galaxy at stake— It’s the destiny of the Force. In the stunning finale of the epic Fate of the Jedi series, Jedi and Sith face off—with Coruscant as their battlefield. For the Sith, it’s the chance to restore their dominance over the galaxy that forgot them for so long. For Abeloth, it’s a giant step in her quest to conquer all life everywhere. For Luke Skywalker, it’s a call to arms to eradicate the Sith and their monstrous new master once and for all. In a planetwide strike, teams of Jedi Knights take the Sith infiltrators by swift and lethal surprise. But victory against the cunning and savage Abeloth, and the terrifying endgame she has planned, is anything but certain. And as Luke, Ben, Han, Leia, Jaina, Jag, and their allies close in, the devastating truth about the dark side incarnate will be exposed—and send shock waves through the Jedi Order, the galaxy, and the Force itself. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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    The Last Book in the Universe
  • Author : Rodman Philbrick
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780545303873
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

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    D20 Girls Magazine - Fall 2013
  • Author : Various Authors
  • Publisher : Le Nurd Mystique LLC
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book D20 Girls Magazine - Fall 2013

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    Black Wave
  • Author : Michelle Tea
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781558619463
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for LA. But soon it's officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird.While living in an abandoned bookstore, dating Matt Dillon, and keeping an eye on the encroaching apocalypse, Michelle begins a new novel, a sprawling and meta-textual exploration to complement her promises of maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive vice, the boundaries between storytelling and everyday living begin to blur, and Michelle wonders how much she'll have to compromise her artistic process if she's going to properly ride out doomsday.

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    Waiting for the Apocalypse: A Memoir of Faith and Family
  • Author : Veronica Chater
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 9780393066036
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Recounts the author's unusual early life growing up in a large, very conservative Catholic family soon after the changes resulting from the Second Vatican Council, dealing with the family's extreme reaction to these changes with humor and openness.

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    After the Apocalypse
  • Author : Maureen F. McHugh
  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781931520355
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Publishers Weekly Top 10 Best of the Year In her new collection, Story Prize finalist Maureen F. McHugh delves into the dark heart of contemporary life and life five minutes from now and how easy it is to mix up one with the other. Her stories are post-bird flu, in the middle of medical trials, wondering if our computers are smarter than us, wondering when our jobs are going to be outsourced overseas, wondering if we are who we say we are, and not sure what we'd do to survive the coming zombie plague. Praise for Maureen F. McHugh: "Gorgeously crafted stories."—Nancy Pearl, NPR "Hauntingly beautiful."—Booklist "Unpredictable and poetic work."—The Plain Dealer Maureen F. McHugh has lived in New York; Shijiazhuang, China; Ohio; Austin, Texas; and now lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of a Story Prize finalist collection, Mothers & Other Monsters, and four novels, including Tiptree Award-winner China Mountain Zhang and New York Times editor's choice Nekropolis. McHugh has also worked on alternate reality games for Halo 2, The Watchmen, and Nine Inch Nails, among others.

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    The Apocalypse Sucks
  • Author : Peggy Chambers
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0615969410
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • NO APOCALYPSE HANDBOOK Sandra and Molly were two typical office workers enjoying their lives, which consisted primarily of going to work, shopping and looking for cute guys. Then their world came to a disastrous end brought about by a fast-acting, airborne virus that decimated the the world's population. Now the girls live in the abandoned office building in which they once worked surrounded by a new and dangerous landscape; one where mutated animals roam the streets and giant birds soar through the empty skies; where frightening humanoid bat creatures have appeared to challenge humans for supremacy of the earth. What are two attractive, intelligent, single girls suppose to do now...other than merely hunt for food and try to stay alive? Well, there are still malls, albeit much less crowded, and though rare, a few cute guys still out there. So even if the apocalypse sucks, Sandra and Molly are not about to let it cramp their style. Writer Peggy Chambers offers up a truly unique, twisty adventure with two of the most likeable heroines you'll ever meet. "The Apocalypse Sucks," is a pulp mash-up readers are sure to enjoy from cover to cover.

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    Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Vol. 1
  • Author : Michael Tanner,Greg Smith
  • Publisher : Oni Press
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1620105268
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Junior Braves of Tribe 65 return from a camping trip to find swarms of bloodthirsty mutants have overrun their town, bringing death and destruction everywhere they go! With their families missing and their homes destroyed, these plucky kids must use all their scouting talents, combined smarts, and teamwork to survive the end of the world! JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE VOL. 1: A BRAVE IS BRAVE is the beginning of the exciting young adult graphic novel series that is one part THE GOONIES and one part THE WALKING DEAD, full of zombies, adventure, and handy tips for wilderness survival—in a new softcover format!

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    Gun Monkeys
  • Author : Victor Gischler
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780440334576
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Charlie Swift just pumped three .38-caliber bullets into a dead polar bear in his taxidermist girlfriend’s garage. But he’s a gun monkey, and no one can blame him for having an itchy trigger finger. Ever since he drove down the Florida Turnpike with a headless body in the trunk of a Chrysler, then took down four cops, Charlie’s been running hard through the sprawling sleaze of central Florida. And to make matters worse, he’s holding on to some crooked paperwork that a lot of people would like to take off his hands. Now, with his boss disappeared and his friends dropping like flies, Charlie has got his work cut out just to survive. If he wants to keep the money and get the girl too, he’s really going to have to go ape... Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Gun Monkeys is a fast, furious collage of wit and wise guys, violence and thrills—and a full-throttle run through the dark side of the Sunshine State.

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    Jesus and the Angels
  • Author : Peter R. Carrell
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0521590116
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • This book, first published in 1997, examines the influence of angelology on the christology of the Apocalypse of John. In the Apocalypse, Jesus appears in glorious form reminiscent of angels in Jewish and Christian literature in the period between 200 BCE and 200 CE. Dr Carrell asks what significance this has for the christology of the Apocalypse. He concludes that by portraying Jesus in such a way that he has the form and function of an angel, and yet is also divine, the Apocalypse both upholds monotheism and at the same time provides a means for Jesus to be presented in visible, glorious form to his Church.

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    Apocalypse How?
  • Author : Mark Robert Bell
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0865546703
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Religion
  • The reintegration of the religious and political aspects of their thought reveals the Baptist movements to have been capable of generating support for both radical groups.".

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    The Road
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780307267450
  • Reader Reviews : 1030
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.