Will debut author Alex Adams' trilogy be the next big thing in post-apocalyptic fiction? From Publishers Marketplace:

Alex Adams' debut WHITE HORSE, a post-apocalyptic quest novel about a woman who must guard and protect her unborn child while searching the desolate world for her lost lover, to Emily Bestler, in a major deal, including two additional books in a planned HORSE series.

Hey, Justin Cronin's The Passage started with a "major" deal* for three books.

On that note, what's your favorite end-of the-world (or world so bad it might as well be ended) novel? So many to choose from! From The Road to The Handmaid's Tale to Stephen King's The Stand . . .

*$500,000 & up, although in his case it was closer to $3.75 million

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