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After the Apocalypse

By Andrew Bacevich
  • ISBN Code: : 1250796008
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Pages : 121
  • Category : Political Science
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A bold and urgent perspective on how American foreign policy must change in response to the shifting world order of the twenty-first century, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Limits of Power and The Age of Illusions. The purpose of U.S. foreign policy has, at least theoretically, been to keep Americans safe. Yet as we confront a radically changed world, it has become indisputably clear that the terms of that policy have failed. Washington’s insistence that a market economy is compatible with the common good, its faith in the idea of the “West” and its “special relationships,” its conviction that global military primacy is the key to a stable and sustainable world order—these have brought endless wars and a succession of moral and material disasters. In a bold reconception of America’s place in the world, informed by thinking from across the political spectrum, Andrew J. Bacevich—founder and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a bipartisan Washington think tank dedicated to foreign policy—lays down a new approach—one that is based on moral pragmatism, mutual coexistence, and war as a last resort. Confronting the threats of the future—accelerating climate change, a shift in the international balance of power, and the ascendance of information technology over brute weapons of war—his vision calls for nothing less than a profound overhaul of our understanding of national security. Crucial and provocative, After the Apocalypse sets out new principles to guide the once-but-no-longer sole superpower as it navigates a transformed world.

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Book Short Summary:

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT... For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin’s seminal “The Postman” to Hugh Howey’s “Deep Blood Kettle” and Tananarive Due’s prescient “Patient Zero,” the end of the world continues to thrill. This companion volume to the critically acclaimed WASTELANDS offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, with works by: Ann Aguirre Megan Arkenberg Paolo Bacigalupi Christopher Barzak Lauren Beukes David Brin Orson Scott Card Junot Díaz Cory Doctorow Tananarive Due Toiya Kristen Finley Milo James Fowler Maria Dahvana Headley Hugh Howey Keffy R. M. Kehrli Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Joe R. Lansdale George R. R. Martin Jack McDevitt Seanan McGuire Maureen F. McHugh D. Thomas Minton Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling Ramsey Shehadeh Robert Silverberg Rachel Swirsky Genevieve Valentine James Van Pelt Christie Yant Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who’s who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.

Vivian Versus the Apocalypse

By Katie Coyle
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  • Publisher : Hot Key Books
  • Book Code : 1471402185
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: vivian-versus-the-apocalypse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Putting the cult back in cult fiction, this is a darkly witty and sharply questioning debut A chilling vision of a contemporary USA where the sinister Church of America is destroying lives. Our cynical protagonist, sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple, is awaiting the fated 'Rapture' - or rather the lack of it. Her evangelical parents have been in the Church's thrall for too long, and she's looking forward to getting them back. Except that when Vivian arrives home the day after the supposed 'Rapture', her parents are gone. All that is left are two holes in the ceiling... Viv is determined to carry on as normal, but when she starts to suspect that her parents might still be alive, she realises she must uncover the truth. Joined by Peter, a boy claiming to know the real whereabouts of the Church, and Edie, a heavily pregnant Believer who has been 'left behind', they embark on a road trip across America. Encountering freak weather, roving 'Believer' gangs and a strange teenage group calling themselves the 'New Orphans', Viv soon begins to realise that the Rapture was just the beginning.

Field Guide to the Apocalypse

By Meg Marco
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439188076
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: field-guide-to-the-apocalypse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

the end is near Surviving the apocalypse is one thing. Enjoying life after most of civilization is wiped out -- that's entirely different. Maybe you can outrun an avalanche, or escape a burning building, but can you really cut it after the unthinkable happens? Can you, for example, deal with damn dirty apes, convert your car to run on bathtub gin, or synthesize a species-saving vaccine from your own mucus? No? Obviously, it's not going to be as easy as you thought to come out of Armageddon as the new ruling king of the world. Any chump off the street could be lucky enough to have the immunity to survive the all-of-humanity-killing disease, or be the one dude who happens to make it through a meteor strike. But not everyone will know what clothes to wear to intimidate, or what kind of vehicle you want to be driving in the postapocalyptic wasteland. Not everyone will have the sense to discern whether their food is, in fact, people. You can survive the apocalypse without this book. But the apocalypse isn't the problem: It's what happens afterward. You against the other people left in the world. You'd better be prepared.

After the Apocalypse - A Pair of Post Apocalyptic Sci Fi Novels

By Susan Hart
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1329678443
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 362
  • Pdf File: after-the-apocalypse-a-pair-of-post-apocalyptic-sci-fi-novels.pdf

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The Scavengers - After a calamity wiped out most of earth’s population a hundred years before, the remaining million or so souls has divided up into two basic groups: Men in lodges whose life consists of scavenging for the remains of civilization along the coast, and groups of females who use men as draft animals and for impregnation. Everything was moving along fairly smoothly until the Martians landed. Mountain Of The Ancients - In a post apocalyptic future, earth has reverted to a low-tech system of kingdoms and female leadership, held together by an empress. One couple emerges, Darnel and his fierce wife Betty, who are called upon by the empress to escort her to the Mountain Of The Ancients to coronate a new empress who will take over the reins of power.

Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster

By M. Yar
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137509074
  • Total of Pages : 116
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: crime-and-the-imaginary-of-disaster.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study explores the 'imaginary of disaster' that appears in popular fictions about the apocalyptic breakdown of society. Focusing on representations of crime, law, violence, vengeance and justice, it argues that an exploration post-apocalyptic story-telling offer us valuable insights into social anxieties.

Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster

By M. Yar
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137509074
  • Total of Pages : 116
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: crime-and-the-imaginary-of-disaster.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study explores the 'imaginary of disaster' that appears in popular fictions about the apocalyptic breakdown of society. Focusing on representations of crime, law, violence, vengeance and justice, it argues that an exploration post-apocalyptic story-telling offer us valuable insights into social anxieties.

The Apocalypse Watch

By Robert Ludlum
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  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Book Code : 0307813762
  • Total of Pages : 768
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 145
  • Pdf File: the-apocalypse-watch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

American agent Harry Latham has penetrated the fortresslike mountain hideaway of the Brotherhood of the Watch, a neo-Nazi organization that was born in the days after the fall of the Third Reich. But on the eve of his most spectacular success, after three years in deep cover, Harry disappears. Drew Latham, Special Officer for Consular Operations in Paris, is frantic to discover his older brother’s fate. But when Drew receives the good news that Harry has surfaced, gut-twisting doubts arise. For Harry has emerged with an explosive document: a list of secret supporters of the Brotherhood, among them high-ranking officials of the United States and its allies. But is it legitimate? The search for the truth about Harry and the growing Nazi threat will plunge Drew into a labyrinth of deceit and death. And whoever makes it out alive will hold the fate of the free world in his hands. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Apocalypse Watch “A powerful, exploding novel . . . vintage Ludlum in fine form.”—Booklist “If a Pulitzer Prize were awarded for escapist fiction, Robert Ludlam undoubtedly would have won it. Ten times over.”—Mobile Register “Bloody great fun.”—Kirkus Reviews BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

Sylvans (The Apocalypse Series, Book 3)

By Patrick Astre
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  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Book Code : 1614178275
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 530
  • Pdf File: sylvans.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Only one man knows the devastation about to rain down upon the human race. He's an ordinary man with addiction problems who--after a drunk-driving accident--is still struggling with his discovery of Sylvans. Since the dawn of time, Sylvans lived peacefully among us until the NSA agent running the Brookhaven National Lab seizes the opportunity to exercise control over the ancient race. Now, all hell is about to break loose. THE APOCALYPSE SERIES, in order The Boomer Protocols Cold Fusion Sylvans The Devil's Caldera

The System Apocalypse Issue 6

By Tao Wong
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  • Publisher : Starlit Publishing
  • Book Code : 1989994040
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: the-system-apocalypse-issue-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Months after the apocalypse, the System keeps throwing new surprises at John Lee and his friends. They've got an incipient dungeon to handle - one that has killed them all. But as the weary and battered team returns to Whitehorse, they find new, alien visitors at their doorstep. Facing new threats from within and without, the City of Whitehorse is going to have to pull together. The System Apocalypse Issue 6 is an adaptation of the bestselling LitRPG - Life in the North, featuring monsters, character screens, XP, dragons and science fiction mecha in one heady, post-apocalyptic blend. The original book is available in ebook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook versions.

Lyric Apocalypse

By Ryan Netzley
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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Book Code : 0823263487
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: lyric-apocalypse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What’s new about the apocalypse? Revelation does not allow us to look back after the end and enumerate pivotal turning points. It happens in an immediate encounter with the transformatively new. John Milton’s and Andrew Marvell’s lyrics attempt to render the experience of such an apocalyptic change in the present. In this respect they take seriously the Reformation’s insistence that eschatology is a historical phenomenon. Yet these poets are also reacting to the Regicide, and, as a result, their works explore very modern questions about the nature of events, what it means for a significant historical occasion to happen. Lyric Apocalypse argues that Milton’s and Marvell’s lyrics challenge any retrospective understanding of events, including one built on a theory of revolution. Instead, these poems show that there is no “after” to the apocalypse, that if we are going to talk about change, we should do so in the present, when there is still time to do something about it. For both of these poets, lyric becomes a way to imagine an apocalyptic event that would be both hopeful and new.