Earth Abides tells the tale of a just-post apocalyptic world, one in which all but very few humans have been destroyed by disease. The story follows Ish, and describes how he copes with the changes. Then later, his efforts to rebuild civilisation.
The text uses a charming mix of scientific speculation, (describing how both the natural and man-made worlds will change with the absence of humans), and some searching character descriptions.
The imagination displayed here is impressive, but the down to Earth style makes you realise the ideas are largely born from the authors observations of the world around him, and his wondering: what if..?Tags: books, George R. Stewart, scifi