Peter Heller (website) has written a great post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel called “The Dog Stars” that has hit the New York Times bestseller list (and others) and has received rave reviews from many reputable book review sources.
TIP: This book would make a very nice Christmas gift for book readers with an interest in science fiction adventure stories. See reader reviews on GoodReads.com.
“Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life–something like his old life–exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return–not enough fuel to get him home–following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face–in the people he meets, and in himself–is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.”