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MegaDude

I've been a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre for as long as I can remember. Shows like Logan's Run, Ark II and Thundarr the Barbarian started me down the road. Movies like The Day After and Threads kept me going. And books like Alas, Babylon, Earth Abides and The Stand sealed the deal. I still try to keep up with new releases in the genre, but a good old-fashioned plague or nuclear apocalypse is still my favorite.

Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines

Ex-Heroes is ostensibly a zombie apocalypse novel, but it’s got something that sets it apart, or really many somethings.  Things with names like The Mighty Dragon, Stealth, Gorgon, Cerberus, Regeneraor and Zzzap, or to put it another way, superheroes.

This is Not a Test (1962)

Late one night on a rural road in the western US, a policeman sets up a roadblock and begins stopping all traffic. When several cars and a big truck have stopped, he and the others learn the reason for this roadblock…