Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Six of the best dogs in post-apocalyptic books

Lorna Wallace has a PhD in English Literature and is a lover of all things science fiction and horror. She lives in Scotland with her rescue greyhound, Misty.

At Wallace tagged eleven of the best dogs in post-apocalyptic books and films, including:
Jasper — The Dog Stars (2012) by Peter Heller

There’s something irresistibly cute about dogs riding shotgun in a car—something which multiple mutts on this list do—even though I would never let my own dog do it (she’s huge, okay, she wouldn’t fit). But The Dog Stars goes one better: Jasper the dog gets to fly around as a passenger in a little Cessna airplane. He lives in an airplane hangar with his owner, Hig, after a deadly flu has wiped out most of the population. The writing style of this book wasn’t for me but I’m sure there are readers out there who will love it, and I can’t deny that Jasper is an excellent friend for the end of the world.
Read about another entry on the list .

The Dog Stars is among Siobhan Adcock's six crime novels that explore the experience of veterans.

--Marshal Zeringue