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Flash Point: A Novel

Flash Point: A Novel
Kress, Nancy

With the United States in a permanent recession, Amy is forced to participate in a reality television show where she is never sure if the dangerous threats are real or manufactured.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Sweet Tooth: [1], Out of the Deep Woods

Sweet Tooth: [1], Out of the Deep Woods
Lemire, Jeff

Gus, a half-breed human with antlers, must fend for himself in a strange new American landscape. But who can he trust as he searches for a safe habitat where his kind can live in peace?


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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This Perfect Day

This Perfect Day
Levin, Ira

Uni, a vast supercomputer, controls every aspect of human life: when you eat, sleep, work and procreate, but a group of young malcontents plans the overthrow of the AI’s tyranny and the return of freedom for mankind.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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The Postmortal: A Novel

The Postmortal: A Novel
Magary, Drew

After a cure for death is found, the problem of limited resources and overpopulation reaches a breaking point as one man tries to stay alive while the future runs amok.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Soft Apocalypse

Soft Apocalypse
McIntosh, Will

A scarcity of resources and a degeneration of an America made complacent by drugs, TV and fast food, creates a society that fails to see the imminent collapse of the world around them, even as things turn deadly.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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A Canticle for Leibowitz

A Canticle for Leibowitz
Miller, Walter M.

After nuclear war devastates the Earth, a group of monks in the Utah desert quietly works at preserving human knowledge and culture in the hopes of keeping tyranny at bay.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Ball Peen Hammer

Ball Peen Hammer
Rapp, Adam

As the city outside continues to die in violent shudders, Welton holes up in the basement of an abandoned apartment building, but a nightly visitor requires a horrific offering of children for his continued safety.


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Blindness

Blindness
Saramago, José

As a virus that causes blindness robs many of their sight, one woman remains immune and thus witnesses the brutal horrors of a society swiftly descending into chaos.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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The World Inside

The World Inside
Silverberg, Robert

A collection of interlocking tales depicts the year 2381 where humans spend their lives inside giant hive-like buildings to make room for the 75 billion inhabitants on an overcrowded Earth.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Flashback: A Novel

Flashback: A Novel
Simmons, Dan

America is plagued by flashback, a drug that allows users to relive memories over and over, but flashback addict Detective Nick Bottom must find a way to let go of the past if his son is to have any future.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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