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Earth Abides

by George R Stewart

Condition: 3 PB standard 50%

Paper Back . 3 PB standard 50%.

Earth Abides, a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Berkeley English professor George R. Stewart, tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. Beginning in the United States in the 1940s, it deals with Isherwood (Ish) Williams, Emma, and the community they founded. The survivors live off the remains of the old world, while learning to adapt to the new.


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On Jan 20 2011, idahoinklings said:
  "While working in the mountains on a project, Isherwood (Ish) Williams is bitten by a rattlesnake. He suffers through the ordeal, unaware that the bite probably saved his life. As Ish makes his way home to San Francisco, he finds that a pandemic has swept the earth and he is virtually alone. As Ish begins starts to experience the decaying world humans left behind, he locates a dog, a car and develops an urge to travel the United States where he finds pockets of survivors - not necessarily happy to see him.George R. Stewart's 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel is one of the top ten books I've ever read. I was so drawn into the story that I had to call work and claim to be sick - I could not put the book down! The reader literally becomes Ish's best friend and travelling companion. What kind of civilization should return? Now, there's the question. Education, racism, rule of law, and culture - it all comes into question in Stewart's story. Truly, survival has to be to the those most fit. But, does that mean you have to read? Do yourself a favor. Read this book - while you can."


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