Sunday, July 19, 2015

Five of the greatest road trips in sci-fi & fantasy

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well.

At B & N Reads Somers tagged five of the greatest road trips in sci-fi & fantasy, including:
The Dead Lands, by Benjamin Percy

If Percy’s apocalypse isn’t the most original—another superflu, another nuclear war—his idea of what comes after totally is: the people of St. Louis build massive walls around their city to ride out the end of the world, and succeed, if living in a spoiling, crumbling city running out of water and ruled by corrupt and incompetent tyrants is your definition of success. When a rider appears outside the walls reporting the Northwest U.S. is seeing rain and growing crops, Lewis Meriweather and Mina Clark set out along a historically significant trail to see if humanity’s salvation can be found. Old-school road trip meets irradiated monsters, slave gangs, and giant spiders in a book that deserves to survive to classic status.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue