Now The Twelve is coming soon, and the wait is almost over. In the second book of this apocalyptic trilogy, three survivors of the destructive plague that threatens to end humankind forever must carry the burden of an entire species’ survival.


To herald this highly-anticipated upcoming publication, we asked Justin to send us his five favorite apocalyptic tales. His choices are eclectic and diverse, and he even threw in one extra, for good measure.
















The Stand  . King’s epic masterpiece of the conflict between good and evil in a post-pandemic America. Enough said.










The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (1950).  A boyhood favorite, Bradbury’s vignettes of human settlement of our closest celestial neighbor turns darkly apocalyptic when the colonists realize—uh-oh!—that an atomic war back home means there’s no Earth to go back to. The final story, “The Million Year” picnic, is a perfect morsel of dramatic irony.


And no list would be complete without: 













NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Justin Cronin“ to pre-order this highly-anticipated apocalyptic novel.


by Moderator dhaupt on ‎10-02-2012 10:10 AM

thanks Jeremy, I loved both The Passage and The Twelve.

by butterflly13 on ‎10-05-2012 08:25 AM

The Stand is one of the best books EVER written.  It is my favorite Steven King and I have read it more than a few times! If you have not read it, give it a try, even if you are not a big King fan you will not be sorry.