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8.4

8.4.© 1995 Peter Hernon393 pages San Andreas? You want a real earthquake, son, you come to Tennessee.  In America’s heartland lies a currently-quiescent fault, the New Madrid Seismic Zone. In the early 19th century a series of three massive earthquakes … Continue reading

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Patriots

Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse© 1995 James Wesley Rawles400 pages So…much…testosterone. Well, D.C. finally spent itself into oblivion. After decades of deficits and a series of bailouts that do nothing but inflate the problem, the financial … Continue reading

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One Second After

One Second After © 2011 William R. Forstchen528 pages When the power blinked, Colonel John Matherson wasn’t alarmed. These things happen. But they don’t happen at the same exact time as failing phones, stalling cars, and falling planes.  As night fell … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart© 2013 Harry Turtledove400 pages What was the difference? Just a little timing. There wasn’t a person in the world who didn’t have a story like that. If you’d been a little late or a little early, if … Continue reading

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Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster291 pages© 1997 Jon Krakauer When Outside magazine dispatched Jon Krakauer to join an expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1996 to investigate its commercialization, the opportunity allowed him to … Continue reading

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All Fall Down

 Supervolcano: All Fall Down © 2012 Harry Turtledove 416 pages     YellowstoneNational Park is gone, replaced by a vast caldera that still ripples the air with its heat. The momentous eruption covered North America’s great-growing heartland in ash, ruining … Continue reading

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Lost Moon

Lost Moon: the Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13© 1994 Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger368 pages No one wants to hear ominous noises coming from their car in the middle of a road trip, especially if they’re in the middle of nowhere. … Continue reading

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Lucifer’s Hammer

Lucifer’s Hammer© 1977 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle629 pages The chances that Lucifer’s Hammer would hit Earth head-on were one in a million. Then one in a thousand. Then one in a hundred. And then… The eeriest part of the … Continue reading

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Death from the Skies!

Death from the Skies! These are the Ways the World Will End…© 2008 Phil Plait326 pages By anyone’s standards, 2011 was a banner year for disasters, with Earth’s ful inventory of catastrophes on display. Flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, hurricanes, … Continue reading

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Supervolcano: Eruption

Supervolcano: Eruption© 2011 Harry Turtledove420 pages “I love the smell of hydrogen sulfide in the morning,” Daniel intoned. “Smells like…tenure.” p. 146 Sometimes, even Harry Turtledove must tire of penning novels based on World War II. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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