Lucifer’s Hammer & Tails from the Apocalypse

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I swear allegiance to no weekly meme (except Top Ten Tuesday), so this week we’re going to take a look at two books that have been sitting on my shelf, but not yet read. One old, one new. Maybe this will convince me to actually read them, and practice a little Shelf Control (brought to you by Bookshelf Fantasies.)

Lucifer’s Hammer

Lucifers Hammer

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival–a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known. -Goodreads Synopsis

First Published in 1977, Lucifer’s Hammer has a 3.98 rating on Goodreads from  32,181 ratings total.

What attracted me to it? “The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth”. Seriously, that’s all I needed to see and automatically go “Oooh, I wanna read it!”

Why haven’t I read it yet? *shifty, ashamed look* Because it’s old, honestly. I’m afraid it’s not going to have aged well, so I keep putting it off, that way I can keep convincing myself that it’s an awesome read just waiting for me.

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Tails of the Apocalypse

Tails of the Apocalypse

Nobility. Self-Sacrifice. Unconditional Love.  These are the qualities of the heroic animals in this collection.

The Walking Dead meets The Incredible Journey in 14 amazing tales by today’s most talented independent authors. Seven stories set in all-new dystopian landscapes. Seven stories set in the bestselling post-apocalyptic worlds of David Adams’s Symphony of War, Michael Bunker’s Pennsylvania, Nick Cole’s Wasteland Saga, Hank Garner’s Weston Files, E.E. Giorgi’s Mayake Chronicles, Deirdre Gould’s After the Cure, and Edward W. Robertson’s Breakers.

When the world ends, the humans who survive will learn an old lesson anew—that friendship with animals can make the difference between a lonely death among the debris and a life well lived, with hope for the future. – Goodreads Synopsis

Published in 2015, Tails from the Apocalypse has a 4.50 rating on Goodreads from 76 ratings total.

What attracted me to do it? The title pun. Also, the fact that the author or whomever was donating a dollar from every purchase towards pets for vets or something like that.  I’m a sucker for a good cause on occasion.

Why haven’t I read it yet?’s an anthology? I have issues with short story collections, people! I used to go into them with all sorts of hope, and then I swiftly discovered that I end up mostly disappointed in whomever put the collection together. I mean, seriously, sometimes it just seems like they throw stories in a pot and mix, with no sense of timing and appropriateness in the song the book is trying to sing!!

See it on Goodreads.

Buy it on Amazon.

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