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After the Zap

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The Zap gives... and the Zap takes away.

Because of the very nature of the Zap -- the big thermonuclear bomb that had scrambled and rearranged the neurons of everyone's brains -- there was no way of telling what it had taken from them all. The past was a jumbled mass of tantalizing glimpses and agonizing blanks. But the Zap's gifts were many and varied.

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 15th 2001 by Popular Library (first published June 1987)
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Merdog8791
Jul 26, 2013 Merdog8791 rated it liked it
This is the sort of novel that would have made a good B grade Sci-Fi film in the 80's. A movie that probably would have starred a former pro wrestler. I enjoyed the main idea behind the book and would recommend it to anyone who likes pulp novels. Also to its credit, it is a stand alone, which is rare now days.
Joe Young
Oct 07, 2011 Joe Young rated it really liked it
Interesting story of life after a huge thermonuclear bomb exploded releasing a million-watt electromagnetic pulse that fried all electronics and to varying degrees human synapses leaving the populace with no memories and few intellectual skills and a distrust for anyone who managed to maintain any thinking abilities. The story follows several unlikely characters who meet in a bar under duress and escape to join with a Blimp crew who travel and trade between isolated pockets of civilization. They ...more
Deidre
I read this a long time ago, it was different and fun, and helped get me hooked on post-apocalyptic stuff. Hard to find these days but worth it.

And I know that really, post-apocalyptic would be about nothing, since there would be nothing, but come on, this is sci fi, not history!!
Heather
Jul 08, 2014 Heather rated it it was ok
great descriptions of alaska, some weird and unique post-apocalyptic groups of people, with a very thin plot. eh.
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