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Fiction for Surviving the Pandemic

There are two types of readers in this new world defined by COVID19: those who are hungrily devouring books about pandemics, real or imagined, for some escapism from our reality and assurance that we can get through it. The second group of people would rather read, well, literally anything else. If you're in the first group, you'll find your fix in this list of fiction ranging in genre from historical plagues to apocalyptic pandemics and epidemics in futuristic worlds. Those in the second group will surely find something in our other Handpicked Collections!

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Afterland Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316267830
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 28th, 2020

Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
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Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

Survivor Song: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062679161
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Published: William Morrow - July 7th, 2020

Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

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Severance: A Novel Cover Image
By Ling Ma
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250214997
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Published: Picador - May 7th, 2019

Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

The Companions Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982122157
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 3rd, 2020

The Old Drift: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101907153
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Published: Hogarth - May 5th, 2020

Zone One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455178
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Published: Anchor - July 10th, 2012

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307346612
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Published: Del Rey - October 16th, 2007

The Years of Rice and Salt: A Novel Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780553580075
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Published: Spectra - June 3rd, 2003

The End of October: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658658
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

A Beginning at the End: A Novel of Hope and Recovery After Pandemic Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778309345
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Published: Mira Books - January 14th, 2020

The Girl With All the Gifts Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316334754
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Published: Orbit - April 28th, 2015

Blindness Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156007757
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Published: Mariner Books - October 4th, 1999

Fever Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128614
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Published: Grove Press - October 16th, 2018

I Am Legend Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780765357151
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Published: Tor Books - October 30th, 2007

Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780385721677
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Published: Anchor - March 30th, 2004

The Girl in Red Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451492289
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Published: Berkley - June 18th, 2019

The Tiger Flu Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551527314
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 23rd, 2018

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780142001431
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Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2002

The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416556961
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Published: Scribner - April 15th, 2008

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Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

The Plague (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679720218
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 1991

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345504975
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 17th, 2011

Dispersion Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781596069893
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Published: Subterranean Press - August 31st, 2020

The Andromeda Strain Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101974490
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Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017

Cold Storage: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062916433
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Published: Harper - September 3rd, 2019

The Stand Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780307743688
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Published: Anchor - June 28th, 2011

The Andromeda Evolution Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062473271
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Published: Harper - November 12th, 2019

The Dog Stars (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307950475
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2013

They Came Like Swallows (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780679772576
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Published: Vintage - March 25th, 1997