Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Twelve great pandemic novels

At Slate, Torie Bosch tagged twelve great pandemic novels, including:
Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake trilogy looks at a world depopulated by a vicious, Ebola-like disease created by a mad scientist, while the new viruses of Paolo Bacigalupi'’s The Windup Girl are just some of many man-invented problems plaguing Earth.
Read about the other novels on the list.

Oryx and Crake is among Annalee Newitz's top ten works of fiction that might change the way you look at nature and Liz Jensen's top 10 environmental disaster stories.

The Windup Girl is among Madeleine Monson-Rosen's top 15 books that take place in science fiction and fantasy versions of the most fascinating places on Earth and Annalee Newitz's lists of books to prepare you for the economic apocalypse and the 35 essential posthuman novels.

--Marshal Zeringue