Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Twelve top pandemic novels

At Slate, Torie Bosch tagged twelve great pandemic novels, including:
World-ending diseases don’t have to kill victims immediately. They can also stop humanity from bringing forth new life. In Children of Men by P.D. James, women can no longer get pregnant; in The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers, a new disease kills any woman who becomes pregnant. Birth control never seemed so important.
Read about some other novels on the list.

The Children of Men is on Joel Cunningham's list of eleven scary fictional diseasesJohn Mullan's list of the ten most notable New Years in literature, Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders's list of the twelve most unfaithful movie versions of science fiction and fantasy books, Ben H. Winters' list of three books to read before the end of the world, and John Sutherland's list of the five best books about the end of England.

--Marshal Zeringue