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Vintage PABC - Earth Abides by George R Stewart

Earth Abides by George R Stewart is possibly the ultimate post apocalyptic book.

Written in 1949, it won a Nebula in 1951 and has been listed as the best science fiction novel of all time.

"Earth Abides begins in the United States during the 1940s, set largely in the Berkeley, California area, within sight of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. Most of the Earth's population has perished from a virulent airborne disease. Isherwood "Ish" Williams, who had been temporarily living in a solitary California mountain cabin, is one of the survivors of the pandemic. He emerges from his scientific studies in the mountains to find his entire world barren of people. Isherwood explores the empty world and then settles down with a handful of survivors to begin the process of restoring the human race and civilization."

If you want to buy the book from amazon, click here - Earth Abides (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

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  • Ruth W.

    I read the book then was unable to make the meeting. Boo!

    April 24, 2013

  • vanessa

    I really enjoyed the discussion for this - wonderful group (as always!)

    3 · April 16, 2013

  • Leila

    Great fun and good to see everyone. The book scored 7.6 out of 10.

    2 · April 16, 2013

  • Abe

    Sorry guys. I got a last minute call home. Was really enjoying the book to.

    April 16, 2013

  • Danny (.

    Enjoyed this, Lively discussions thanks.

    2 · April 16, 2013

  • Carina W.

    Sorry only half way through the book :-(

    April 15, 2013

  • Jill

    I've started the book, but there's no way I'll finish it by tomorrow and (so far) I think it's too good to ruin with spoilers. Have a(nother) good evening and I hope I'll catch up with my reading backlog before the next one.

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Leila

      It's definitely a brilliant book. Would love to hear what you think of it when you have finished x

      April 14, 2013

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    April 12, 2013

  • Burhan A.

    Not finished yet, but the first part reminded me of this Channel 4 documentary: Shame it's not available on 4oD at the moment.

    April 8, 2013

  • David B.

    Just finished the book. I had this song rattling through my head the whole time. It's remarkably apposite.

    April 6, 2013

  • Brian G.

    As discussed in the pub on Friday after the excellent Natural History Museum event - if anyone is still interested in the audio version of Earth Abides I can send them the MP3 files via dropbox. Due to a rights issue the audiobook annoyingly isn't available on Audible's UK site - despite being available on the US site. Probably better to message me directly - rather than replying to all on this page. Cheers

    March 31, 2013

  • David B.

    Hello everyone, I have Leila's World Book Day copy of 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy. If anyone is interested in having it after me, let me know and I'll bring the book to the Earth Abides meet. ...Otherwise the book will be going on a holiday to Sweden, possibly to meet a sticky end at the hands of my new nephew.

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • Burhan A.

      Glad to see that it's finally getting around. It was sat on my desk at work for months.

      March 28, 2013

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