The list author says: "Ever feel like the Road Warrior? Think it might be cool to come across Lady Liberty half buried in sand as you ride your horse along the wasted shoreline? Worry Captain Trips will get loose from a secret government laboratory? Well, dig deeper, my friends, dig deeper..."
"Published in 1959, the same year as Alas, Babylon, this book is set in the far future, in a world very different from our own...but at the same time, all too familiar. Gorgeous, thought provoking, and wildly creative."
"A modern classic of the genre, and probably the last of the post-apocalyptic works to posit a post-nuclear holocaust world. Swan Song contains themes that have become commonplace--a grueling journey by an intrepid band of survivors thrown together, an epic battle of good and evil, an angelic innocent with supernatural qualities--and uses them to their best advantage. Hauntingly beautiful."
"The most recent entry in the genre, and an instant classic. Cronin uses all the themes that have become commonplace, gives them his own special twist...and he writes like an angel. A government experiment gone wrong lets loose vampiric beings who are most definitely at the top of the food chain. But humanity perseveres. The first in a projected trilogy."
"An epidemic of sleeplessness has thrown the world of the near future into a state of chaos. In Los Angeles, where the action takes place, martial law reigns, and one good cop must infiltrate the black market for the only drug that can give the sleepless any relief."