Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Non-Zombie Apocalypse” as Want to Read:
The Non-Zombie Apocalypse
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Non-Zombie Apocalypse

(Mad Science Institute #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The students of the Mechanical Science Institute-better known as the Mad Science Institute-are accustomed to being feared and misunderstood. The world simply isn't ready to know about their antimatter reactors, dangerous devices, or even their pet videogame-playing lizard-monster. Sophia "Soap" Lazarchek, one of the newest members of the Institute, is starting to realize t ...more
ebook, 546 pages
Published June 16th 2014 by Siege Tower Entertainment
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Non-Zombie Apocalypse, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Non-Zombie Apocalypse

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-41
Average rating 4.25  · 
Rating details
 ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of The Non-Zombie Apocalypse
Laura Hansen
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sponsored S Tower through Kickstarter & even got a black lab coat with the Mad Sci Institute on the back!! Way cool. In this continuation of the MSI stories that take place at Langdon U in Bugswallow (?!), MN, I enjoyed Soap's continued frustration & confusion with social behaviors. Poor thing.

As an untrained chemist or physicist, meaning I never took those classes in high school ((I know--shame on me), I admit my own confusion at times with the creative gadgets she designs to solve problems. H
Richard Spangle
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Minor SPOILERS Contained starting in the 4th Paragraph.
Minor SPOILERS Contained starting in the 4th Paragraph.

Let me start off by saying that I read this casually, slowly during my quiet times over about a month. I’ve read his other book, Mad Science Institute (whose events are talked about in N-Zee), and have read his eclectic collection of short stories “Three Weeks Before Doomsday,” which was released between both books. Overall, I like Mr. Towers style of writing, and the short nature to eac
Rachel Barnard
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“So zombies just remind me that you only have to be afraid of what you don’t understand.” (Page 49).

The Non-Zombie Apocalypse picks up just weeks after the Mad Scientist’s Institute leaves off with Sophie continuing her education at the Mechanical Science Institute and learning how to be a college student at just 16 years old. Though this book could stand alone, it features many of the same characters as the first book.

The Professor is at it again, but with a different sort of doomsday device, a
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book (as well as the first one in the series). I enjoy reading about Sophia aka Soap and her crazy inventions and adventures. Soap is a naive 16 year old who is attending college at the Mechanical Science Institute, also known as the Mad Scientist Institute. When a virus/infection is turned out into the entire school population turning them into non-zombies, can Soap come up with a solution, defeat the villian (a former professor who released the virus) and save everyone before the ...more
David Dunham
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sophia "Soap" Lazarcheck is off on another adventure

This book is set in modern day, in a little University in a sleepy little town named Bugswallow, but don't let that fool you, this book is filled with action, every chapter starts with the countdown. But the countdown to what? How much mad science can one person encounter? If you're Soap, you are either making mad science or dealing with the repercussions of someone else's mad science. All she's trying to do is get through college without blowi
Warren Dunham
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
ok this is a guilty pleasure book. college genuineness (literally mad scientist in training) fight a zombie Apocalypse and As long as that is all you expect it is quiet enjoyable. I did enjoy the main characters interaction and her trying to get along with people when she has absolutely no idea of how to do human relationships. Even her dealing with a dating life, its not overdone like all to many young adult fiction, but still shows an interesting interaction into her character.
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not as well written as the first one, but still entertaining.
rated it liked it
Oct 21, 2015
rated it liked it
Jun 16, 2014
rated it really liked it
Sep 05, 2018
rated it really liked it
Jan 04, 2018
Kevin Laurent
rated it really liked it
Aug 29, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Jul 25, 2014
rated it really liked it
Feb 09, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Jan 24, 2016
Rob Steinberger
rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2016
Brett Parker
rated it it was amazing
Sep 03, 2014
Shane Raymond
rated it it was amazing
May 24, 2015
rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2014
rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2015
Travis Clark
rated it really liked it
Jun 08, 2015
Shannon Reagan
rated it it was amazing
Oct 05, 2018
rated it really liked it
Jun 17, 2014
Missi Reichert
rated it really liked it
Apr 01, 2019
marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2014
marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2014
Sumaita Saffoon
marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2014
marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2014
added it
Jan 01, 2015
marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2015
Coyora Dokusho
is currently reading it
Feb 22, 2016
marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2016
Jørgen Gangfløt
marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2016
marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Sechin Tower is a writer, game designer, and teacher. He began work for Exile Game Studio in 2006 as editor of the Hollow Earth Expedition RPG and went on to become the chief contributor to the award-winning supplements Secrets of the Surface World and Mysteries of the Hollow Earth. He lives in the Seattle, Washington area with his beautiful wife and adoring cat. In his spare time, he prepares for ...more

Other books in the series

Mad Science Institute (3 books)
  • Mad Science Institute
  • Ghost Storm

Related Articles

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be long remembered as a Dumpster fire of a year. But the nice thing about time is that it...
497 likes · 237 comments