Science, Fiction, & Doom...OH MY!!!!

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The list author says: "Viruses, Zombies, Pandemics, Global Killers, EMPs, Evil Doers from Space, Government Projects, and War.....Oh My!"
Virus X: Tracking the New Killer Plagues
1.  Virus X: Tracking the New Killer Plagues by Frank Ryan
The list author says:
  "A book that reads like a Steven King 'best of' horrors but without the fiction!"
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One Second After
2.  One Second After by William R. Forstchen
The list author says:
  "Excellent MUST read per current events.  This is an unvarnished account of the cascading and devastating effects on a small NC community after an EMP attack on the United States.  A fast read, not overly technical, and despite the subject matter - very entertaining - but it leaves you thinking about the "what if!""
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Earth Abides
3.  Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
The list author says:
  "One of the handful of classics in the Apocalyptic genre that are Must reads. This account follows a survivor in a post-pandemic world that decimated the human race as he seeks out other survivors and begins to rebuild.  Excellent read from page one!!!"
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Alas, Babylon
4.  Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
The list author says:
  "Anothert must read in the classic Apocalyptic genre.  A post-nuclear holocaust masterpiece published in 1959 that has stood the test of time as one of the best.  A community of families survives nuclear attack only to deal with the aftermath of no utilities, disease, marauders, limited to sometimes no supplies & communications.  Great story, great book!"
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Lucifer's Hammer
5.  Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
The list author says:
  "One of the classics in the "doomsday" genre and should not be overlooked or underestimated.  Little slow out of the gate, much like S. King, setting up the plot, story lines, and characters but once you get passed that you are hooked.  Very good story of "doom from space", chaos, and the ugly (very) and good side of humanity, and eventual subjugation of evil!  Highly Recommend!"
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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory
6.  Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory by Michael C. Carroll
The list author says:
  "This real government/military run bio-warfare facility would (could/will) be the REAL "research" facility from The Stand where a global, human species eradicating, super-pandemic originates! Lyme Disease is rumored, with some compelling evidence, to have created and escaped from Lab 257. And Lyme is the least of our worries per the author! A must read!"
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The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
7.  The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
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Day by Day Armageddon
8.  Day by Day Armageddon by J. L. Bourne
The list author says:
  "My opinion - Borne is the BEST zombie fiction writer today!  All around superb story & characters and an exciting read.  You can literally read yourself into the main character's situations and their fight for survival.  I could not put the book down!  Highest Recommendation!"
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Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile (Book 2)
9.  Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile (Book 2) by J. L. Bourne
The list author says:
  "My opinion - Borne is the BEST zombie fiction writer today!  Didn't think Borne could match his first book in this continuing zombie series but he did and then some.  More drama - more zombies - great story line - excellent ending that leaves you demanding more!  Can't wait for the third book!"
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The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
10.  The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History by Howard Bloom
The list author says:
  "Don't let the title fool you!  Very interesting and compelling exploration and historical accounting of the human species and our seemingly inescapable propensity to "not do unto others as we would have them do unto us.""
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Death: A Life
11.  Death: A Life by George Pendle
The list author says:
  "Absolutely hilarious first person account of "Death" as the spawn of Satan and Sin.  This is his personal memoir as he records his growing up in Hell to discovering his purpose on Earth and eventual acceptance of his place in the universe.  Once you start reading, the only time you will stop is to make your stomach stop cramping from laughing!"
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Wastelands
12.  Wastelands by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Multiple short stories by some of the best writers in the Apocalypse business!  Quick reads that in many cases, because they are short stories, leave you wanting more.  Very good references to find additional materials on the authors and subject matter."
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Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World--Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It
13.  Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World--Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It by Ken Alibek
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The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
14.  The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
The list author says:
  "Terrifying is right!  The viral master Preston chronicles the import of Ebola infected primates into a US research facility, the outbreak and complete contamination of the Reston, VA, facility, and full-scale emergency response to contain & eradicate the highly-virulent and deadly virus before it escapes into the population. For more on Ebola and it's "kill everything" viciousness, see Virus-X."
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Another Place to Die
15.  Another Place to Die by Sam Hawksmoor
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Level 7 (Library of American Fiction)
16.  Level 7 (Library of American Fiction) by Mordecai Roshwald
The list author says:
  "Unique story about missile operator along with hundred others sent into bunker prior to outbreak of all out nuclear war and then left to live the rest of their life underground.  A hint of 1984 in that everything is provided for them and lives are managed by an unknown and unseen party.  Interesting and compelling read."
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Scarlet Letter
17.  Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The list author says:
  "The book is really a short story and some of the character language can be annoying but necessary for effect. Interesting read especially since the book was written in the late 1800s but set in our future. Not your typical "end of the world" novel with all the "glitter" like Earth Abides but the author hit the nail on the head per the cascading long-term effects of a "Scarlet" event."
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Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe
18.  Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe by Michael T. Osterholm
The list author says:
  "Real life scenario based book about biological terrorism in all its potential forms.  Could be front page news in the current world we live.  Very real and compelling from an expert in the field.  Should be required reading for Congress and any government agency involved in funding and/or fighting homegrown and int'l terrorism."
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Quarantined
19.  Quarantined by Joe McKinney
The list author says:
  "Cut from current event public health threats and government responses.  Although fiction it is not far from what FEMA, DHS, DOD, and other agency contingency plans would be and their very unsettling ramifications.  Effort to contain a virulent flu epidemic results in the complete lock down and isolation of a small town with a twist of government cover-up.  Quick read but worth your time!"
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
20.  World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
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Plague Year
21.  Plague Year by Jeff Carlson
The list author says:
  "Pandoras Box of Nano Technology - the path to hell is lined with "Good Intentions!"  In the natural word - viruses are indomitable terror!  In the man-made world - nano technology takes viruses to a new unmatched level. The human species is on the brink. Then governments weaponize nanos.  Very good read.  Sequel - Plague War."
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The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook: A Defense Manual for the Coming Extraterrestrial Apocalypse
22.  The Alien Invasion Survival Handbook: A Defense Manual for the Coming Extraterrestrial Apocalypse by W. H. Mumfrey
The list author says:
  "All the "need to knows" when ET goes 4th Encounter on you and "doesn't come in peace!""
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Infected: A Novel
23.  Infected: A Novel by Scott Sigler
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Contagious: A Novel
24.  Contagious: A Novel by Scott Sigler
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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
25.  The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
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The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History
26.  The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History by Ole JÝrgen Benedictow
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The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
27.  The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
The list author says:
  "When hordes of the undead come knocking on your doorstep for brains you need to know the difference between fact and fiction of "How to Survive."  There is no middle ground - you either become a ravenous inductee of the living dead, become their next banquet, or you vanquish them with extreme prejudice and begin repopulating the world!"
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Footprints of Thunder
28.  Footprints of Thunder by James F. David
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Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA
29.  Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna
The list author says:
  "You may never go into a hospital again!  I found this a very interesting book dedicated exclusively to MRSA in every detail from its origins, virulence, devastating effects, heath care industry's war on MRSA, and it's ever evolving and complex resistance to antibiotics.  Community MRSA, versus hospital born MRSA, was new to me and disturbing."
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Tooth and Nail
30.  Tooth and Nail by Craig DiLouie
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Bitten: True Medical Stories of Bites and Stings
31.  Bitten: True Medical Stories of Bites and Stings by Pamela Nagami
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Killer Germs
32.  Killer Germs by Barry E. Zimmerman
The list author says:
  "Welcome to the fascinating but deadly world of the infectious diseases. All the biggies are covered; Influenza, Small Pox, AIDS, Hemorrhagic Fevers, Swine Flu, Lyme, etc., and Parasites. Particularly interesting was the chapter of the often forgotten "White Death" - Tuberculosis, and the very deadly Prions and there potential to rise to the top of the public health threat list."
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The Jakarta Pandemic: Prequel to The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series
33.  The Jakarta Pandemic: Prequel to The Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic Series by Steven Konkoly
The list author says:
  "Excellent story line and characters and one of the best global pandemic fiction novels.  Very detailed story of a family fighting for survival after their community goes into lockdown mode after a deadly worldwide pandemic's cascading effects of infection/death, social chaos, supply chain failures, and gov't services breakdown.  Spelling and grammar errors can be annoying."
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Death Pulse
34.  Death Pulse by David Alexander
The list author says:
  "The very ugly side of humanity in NY City after a catastrophic EMP event and complete infrastructure failure.  No Hollywood happy endings here!  Very detailed but at times too detailed per scenes setups.  VERY GRAPHIC - no holds bared per describing violence, sex, and death.  Basic spelling and grammar errors can be aggravating."
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