"One of the best post-apocalyptic novels I've ever read (and I've read a lot of 'em). The story of a man and his son struggling to survive in the incinerated and desolate remains of North America. And the story of a fragile spark of hope and willingness to live within the bleak disaster of human existence. McCarthy's prose is spare and beautiful."
"Shan Frankland, an Environmental Hazard Enforcement officer, is sent on a mission to a human colony on a faraway planet. Well developed characters, interesting themes, and three alien species. (The sequels aren't as good.)"