The Science Fiction Book Club’s last voyage into alternate history this semester will be with Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. This time we’ll be reading about more familiar soil, as this book takes place in the aftermath of the Civil War…except this one involved zombies. In an interview with Bustle for the cover-release of the book, Ireland described it as being “about friendship, survival, racism, and zombies.”
Dread Nation is far from being Ireland’s first book, but it has garnered much attention since its release in April 2018. It made The New York Times bestseller list for Young Adult Hardcover books and received several starred reviews from publications such as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Review.
You can find Dread Nation at your local public library or through interlibrary loan.
We look forward to chatting with you about Dread Nation on Friday, April 19th at 12pm in Library 314.