- Title Survivors
- Author Terry Nation
- Year 1975
- Genre Science Fiction
A virus has wiped out 95 per cent of the world's population in just a few weeks, leaving the remaining 5 per cent to stay alive in a world devoid of the most basic amenities - electricity, transport and medicine. The few survivors of the human race are forced to fall back on the most primitive skills in order to live and re-establish some semblance of law and order.
I listened to the audiobook of this novelisation by Terry Nation, having previously seen the reboot series but never the original. Apparently this book has a vastly different ending to the series anyway though, so I dived in. It was naturally quite hard to get through the virus bit, given world events of late, but once that was out the way and it really was just a post-apocalyptic story of survival, then it was interesting.
I can’t believe the ending, after all that, it was brutal. One of those twists that just sticks in your mind for a long time after.
Rating: 4 / 5