Hold the Line by Baileigh Higgins

Higgins adds a new set of survivors, many from hospital or law enforcement backgrounds, to the existing cast, creating another instalment of decent realistic people facing the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. Note: while the author is blessed with a spiffing surname we are unrelated by blood or marriage. This novel is the fourth in … Continue reading Hold the Line by Baileigh Higgins

Primordial Earth: The Prequel by Baileigh Higgins

Higgins presents three moments from her protagonist’s life, each showing a different obstacle arising from being cast into the prehistoric. Note: while the author is blessed with a spiffing surname we are unrelated by blood or marriage. For thirteen-year-old Seth, it was supposed to be a joyous journey bringing his mother home from hospital. However, … Continue reading Primordial Earth: The Prequel by Baileigh Higgins

Wake the Dead by Baileigh Higgins

Higgins delivers another highly plausible tale of post-apocalyptic struggle that shows the biggest threat to life can be the absence of the infrastructure that Western society assumes will exist. Note: while the author is blessed with a spiffing surname we are unrelated by blood or marriage. This novel is the third in Higgins’ Heroes of … Continue reading Wake the Dead by Baileigh Higgins

The Threat Unseen by Matthew S. Cox

Cox continues to blend realistic dangers of a shattered world with the strong human capability for decency and society, creating another instalment of post-apocalyptic survival that provides all the action without becoming bleak or cheesy. This is the seventh book in Cox’s Evergreen series. Probable spoilers for past volumes ahead. In the two years since … Continue reading The Threat Unseen by Matthew S. Cox

The World We Make by Matthew S. Cox

Cox fuses the frontier narratives of the Old West with technological and social fragments from the Twenty-First Century and the possible longer-term effects of nuclear war, creating a plausible portrayal of a real post-apocalyptic settlement. This novel is the sixth in the Evergreen series. Risk of spoiler contamination beyond this point. In the year since … Continue reading The World We Make by Matthew S. Cox

The Nuclear Frontier by Matthew S. Cox

Cox blends fragments of modern US life with universal human reactions to create a post-apocalyptic world that provides both action and emotional depth. This novel is the fifth in the Evergreen series. Risk of spoiler contamination beyond this point. A day where the electricity works in Evergreen is starting to become a day of celebration … Continue reading The Nuclear Frontier by Matthew S. Cox

Nuclear Summer by Matthew S. Cox

Cox continues his plausible portrayal of a possible post-apocalyptic society with the longer-term dilemmas and challenges that come once a settlement has survived the initial struggle to form. This novel is the fourth in the Evergreen series. Risk of spoiler contamination beyond this point. Nearly a year after nuclear war shattered the United States, Harper … Continue reading Nuclear Summer by Matthew S. Cox

The Girl Who Found the Sun by Matthew S. Cox

Cox takes the familiar post-apocalyptic tropes of survivors huddling in a bunker, failing technology, dystopian government, and possible conspiracy, and weaves them with nuances of his own to produce a tale that is fresh yet familiar. As toxins devastated Earth, a few survivors withdrew to the Arc, an underground sanctuary. The computers which stored much … Continue reading The Girl Who Found the Sun by Matthew S. Cox

Bunker Boy by Jordan Elizabeth

Elizabeth shrinks the post-apocalyptic settlement trope down almost to a single family, starkly portraying how close the edge of human control becomes without ubiquitous civilisation. One moment, Zara is wondering whether her uncle will turn his music down enough that she can revise and what the searing flash outside the kitchen window is. The next … Continue reading Bunker Boy by Jordan Elizabeth