Books for When It Feels Like the World is Ending

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143036494
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2005

#1 New York Times bestseller

“Barry will teach you almost everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes.com

"Monumental... an authoritative and disturbing morality tale."—Chicago Tribune 


The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

“Its relevance lashes you across the face.” —Stephen Metcalf, The Los Angeles Times • “A redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair.” —Roger Lowenstein, The Washington Post 


To Calais, in Ordinary Time Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781786896742
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Published: Canongate Books - April 7th, 2020

Three journeys. One road.

England, 1348. A gentlewoman flees an odious arranged marriage, a Scots proctor sets out for Avignon, and a young plowman in search of freedom is on his way to volunteer with a company of archers. All come together on the road to Calais.


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Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609455
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019

A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress.


Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist


The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780385495226
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Published: Anchor - June 15th, 1999

The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus.

Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D'Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic.


Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393346619
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 9th, 2013

"[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." —Dwight Garner, New York Times


The Andromeda Strain Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101974490
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Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

First published fifty years ago, The Andromeda Strain redefined the science fiction genre, and immediately established Michael Crichton as one of the brightest voices in contemporary literature worldwide.

"I love anything Michael Crichton writes."--Stephen King


The Stand Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307947307
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Published: Anchor - August 7th, 2012

Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as rivetingeerily plausibleas when it was first published. The New York Times called it "the book that has everything. Adventure. Romance. Prophecy. Allegory. Satire. Fantasy. Realism. Apocalypse.


Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250118004
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Published: Picador - February 14th, 2017

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize | A New York Times Editor's Choice

“[A] grounded, bracingly intelligent study” —Nature


Doomsday Book: A Novel (Oxford Time Travel) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553562736
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Published: Spectra - August 1st, 1993

Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit.


Black Wave Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781558619395
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Published: Amethyst Editions - September 13th, 2016

"A Gen-X queer girl's version of the bohemian counter-canon." --New York Times


Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385721677
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Published: Anchor - March 30th, 2004

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale


Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM ALEX GARLAND, STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN AND OSCAR ISAAC

The Southern Reach Trilogy begins with this Nebula Award-winning novel that "reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world" (Kim Stanley Robinson).


Warm Bodies: A Novel (The Warm Bodies Series #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439192320
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - November 1st, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

“Gruesome yet poetic…highly original.” —The Seattle Times
“Dark and funny.” —Wired
“A mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth.” —Simon Pegg
“A strange and unexpected treat…elegantl


Little Brother Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780765323118
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Published: Tor Teen - April 13th, 2010

Marcus, a.k.a "w1n5t0n," is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.


Chaos Walking: The Complete Trilogy Cover Image
$36.00
ISBN: 9781536207064
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Published: Candlewick - November 6th, 2018

Read it before you see it! The astonishing series by Patrick Ness that inspired a major motion picture—now in one ready-to-devour boxed set.

Dubbed by Publishers Weekly “one of the most important works of young adult science fiction in recent years,” the Chaos Walking trilogy includes three highly acclaimed novels, in paperback:


The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno Cover Image
By Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa (Translated by), Mark Musa (Introduction by), Mark Musa (Commentaries by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142437223
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

An acclaimed translation of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy Volume 1: Inferno that retains all the style, power and meaning of the original

A Penguin Classic


Brave New World Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060850524
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 17th, 2006

Now a Peacock Original Series

Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring masterwork must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit


The End of Eternity: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765319197
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Published: Orb Books - March 29th, 2011

One of Isaac Asimov's SF masterpieces, this stand-alone novel is a monument of the flowering of SF in the 20th century. It is widely regarded as Asimov's single best SF novel and one every SF fan should read.


Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812998832
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Published: Random House - July 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses and a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, told through the story of the deadly 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic
 


And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312374631
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 27th, 2007

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting.


The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780393254754
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 9th, 2019

A Financial Times Best Book of the Year

A medical historian narrates the last century of scientific struggle against an enduring enemy: deadly contagious disease.