Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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No more diving into pools of chlorinated water.
No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights.
No more trains running under the surface of cities.
No more cities.
No more flight.
No more Internet.
No more towns glimpsed from the sky through airplane windows.
No more countries, all borders unmanned.

Day One
The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.

Week Two
Civilisation has crumbled.

Year Twenty
A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.
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Review: Oblivion, by Anthony Horowitz

oblivionbookOne chance to save humankind.
The earth has almost been destroyed by the forces of darkness.  Those who have survived are barely human, drifting in a world ruled by famine, terrorism and war.  Any last hope now rests with five extraordinary teenagers: the Gatekeepers.
The Five must find each other and make a final stand against Chaos, King of the Old Ones… but Chaos is everywhere.  He calls to them from Antarctica, where he is gathering his forces, preparing for a last battle in the frozen wasteland of Oblivion.  And one of the Five has turned traitor.
The others know that without him they cannot win.
Chaos beckons.  Oblivion awaits. Continue reading “Review: Oblivion, by Anthony Horowitz”