Contemporary Speculative Fiction Book Club

Monday, Sep 28 | 7 pm *ONLINE*

Hosted by Jasper Q Hornberger. One of the best ways to understand our world is to study the otherworldly. Delve into a diverse selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as we examine how genre themes relate to present-day issues. Our next book is Zone One by Colson Whitehead.

Years after civilization is decimated by a pandemic, cities are infested with mindless zombies and 75% of the remaining population suffers from post-apocalyptic stress disorder. Over the course of a weekend, the protagonist and his team attempt to clear out "Zone One", previously known as lower Manhattan, to make room for resettlement. Between deadly encounters and flashbacks, the group reflects on the old world, its destruction, and their place in the new one. Called a "strangely tender novel" by NYT, this book is a walking meditation in human perseverance.

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Zone One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307455178
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012