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Top 10 End of the World Novels 10. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart (1949) How The World Ends: Super epidemic wipes outmost of humanity, leaving only very scattered survivors. Scenario: The protagonist tries to maintainthe memory of civilization as the leader of a tiny postplague community. Coolness Factor: Despite being over 60 yearsold, Earth Abides holds up very well as a work of postApocalyptic science fiction.The story begins as a last man alive tale,

and turns more philosophical once the protagonistbegins to assemble a band of survivors who scratch out a living among the ruins of SanFrancisco. Likelihood of Scenario Coming True: 3 outof 10. A worldwide pandemic is among the more plausible doomsday scenarios, and Stewart'sobservations of the tribalism that would likely arise among the survivors are chillingly realistic. 9. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham(1951) How The World Ends: A mysterious comet passesby Earth, leaving nearly all of humanity blinded in its wake.

Scenario: One survivor who retains his sightbattles for survival in a world rapidly being overrun by mobile, maneating plants calledTriffids. Coolness Factor: The opening sequence, inwhich the protagonist wakes up in a deserted , was chillingly reproduced in themovie 28 Days Later and the television series The Walking Dead. This is British scifi atits best–who would have thought that a bunch of plants could be so badassé Likelihood of Scenario Coming True: 0 outof 10. Since there is no such thing as Triffids, I think we can sleep soundly knowing thisbook, while a great read, is not a prophecy

of our collective fate. 8. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954) How the World Ends: An epidemic of rampagingvampirism. Scenario: The last man alive is under siegein Los Angeles and is barricaded in his house every night, venturing out only during theday to forage for supplies and kill vampires in their sleep. Coolness Factor: Hollywood absolutely lovesthis story, having made it into three major motion pictures starring Vincent Price, CharlestonHeston and most recently (and regrettably),

Will Smith. The book is far superior to allthree, especially the ending, which twists the reader's perception of who really isthe monster. Likelihood of Scenario Coming True: 0 outof 10. To the disappointment of millions of Twilight fans everywhere, there is no suchthing as vampires. 7. Summer of the Apocalypse by James Van Pelt(2006) How The World Ends: After a pandemic killsoff most of humanity, leaking radiation from abandoned nuclear power plants begins to finishthe job. Scenario: A story told in two parts, the protagonistis a teenager when the epidemic hits and an

old man in a small community of survivorsas it reaches its climax. Coolness Factor: The author effortlessly weavesthe two ends of the story together throughout the book. Plenty of action combines with momentsof quiet philosophical rumination and an emotionally charged ending. Likelihood of Scenario Coming True: 4 outof 10. I give this book kudos for recognizing, five years before the Fukushima catastrophe,that the world's nuclear power plants represent a dire potential longterm threat to humanity'ssurvival. 6. Sleepless by Charlie Huston (2010)

Seraph of the End Guren Ichinose Catastrophe at Sixteen Volume 1 Light Novel Review

Hey everyone. Welcome back to the channel. Justus R. Stone here today with my review of Volume one of the light novel series Seraph of the End Guren Ichinose Catastrophe at Sixteen. This is by Takaya Kagami who isthe original author of the Seraph of the end manga series. This light novel seriesis a prequel to the manga or if you've seen the anime that was based on the manga. It'sset about eight to nine years before the events of the manga and it focuseson main character Guren Ichinose. He's the head of the Ichinose clan which is a sortof a break away from this conglomerate of magic using clans called the Imperial Order of Demons. Because they're a breakaway clan they're pretty

much looked down on by the top clans inthe order. Particularly the Hiragis who are the leadersof this clan. Now when we pick up with Guren he is actually about to start highschool and of course it is a special high school for the magic using childrenof the clan members. And really he's only there because he figures that the Hiragis just want tomake sure that he is under their thumb. Because otherwise why would they let him into their big playground. Now Guren is a very driven individual he is determined to beas strong as possible to one day lead the Ichinose clan to victory overthe Hiragis. And so when he enters the high

school he is determined to hide hisactual strength so that he doesn't arouse suspicion amongst the otherclans. The story is one part high school drama in terms of how Guren is abused and mistreated by the other students and looked down upon. How he finds a fewallies within the high school itself but mainly this is also about drivingforward to that apocalyptic world that the Seraph of the End manga takes place inwhere the world is ruled over by vampires. And so the book also involves a number of factions with political intrigues and humanexperimentation and magic out of

control. There's a lot going on and it'sreally to the credit of the author that not only does it make sense as you gothrough the book, but that it all seems to add up and become cohesive as you're going. Guren as the main character is phenomenal in this book I really enjoyed him. He is intelligent. He makes wise decisions, and even when he's making decisions that he's unsure of, he knows enough, he is selfaware enough to questionwhether he's making the right choice or what kind of outcomes may come about because of those. And even though he is driven by this desire to become very very powerful, there'salso this center of him that he is only going to do it on his own terms. That it isn't that he is going tojust sell himself to anybody or anything

in order to gain that power. And it giveshim a bit of a moral center and makes him a very relatable character and enjoyable characterbecause you have to respect that he is looking for the power within himself andthat he is pushing himself and striving for his own ends as opposed to just relying onothers or shortcuts. Now Vertical released this original English adaption, it's anomnibus edition. So what they've done is they've taken the first two volumes of thisseries. According to Wikipedia there are currently six volumes in the Guren Ichinose storyline. I think that's all there are. So this omnibus edition is actually the volumes 1 and 2 that were released in Japan. So you

actually get two books for the price ofone. Which is kind of cool. The other thing that I really enjoyedabout that is that the place where book two ends is a lot more satisfying than I think if I just finished it where book one ends. There's a very definite ending but at the same time it really doesleave that door open so you can see how much more there is yet to come. Now I'm coming at this series from somebody who has never read the manga of Seraph of the End. Nor have I seen the anime. So Ican tell you that from a person's

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