Wayward A novel

Chuck Wendig

Book - 2022

"Five years ago, ordinary Americans fell under the grip of a strange new malady that caused them to sleepwalk across the country to a destination only they knew. And they were followed on their quest by the shepherds: friends and family who gave up everything to protect them. Their secret destination: Ouray, a small town in Colorado that would become one of the last outposts of civilization. Because the sleepwalkers were only the first in a chain of events that led to the end of the world--...*and the birth of a new one. The survivors, sleepwalkers and shepherds alike, have a dream of rebuilding human society. Among them is Benji, the scientist struggling through grief to lead the town; Marcy, the former police officer who wants only to look after the people she loves; and Shana, the teenage girl who became the first shepherd--and an unlikely hero whose courage will be needed again. Because the people of Ouray are not the only survivors, and the world they are building is fragile. The forces of cruelty and brutality are amassing under the leadership of self-proclaimed President Ed Creel. And in the very heart of Ouray, the most powerful survivor of all is plotting its own vision for the new world: Black Swan, the A.I. who imagined the apocalypse. Against these threats, Benji, Shana, Marcy, and the rest have only one hope: Each other. Because the only way to survive the end of the world is together"--

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1st Floor New Shelf SCIENCE FICTION/Wendig Chuck (NEW SHELF) Due Dec 20, 2022
Wendig, Chuck. Wanderers (Series) ; bk. 2.
Apocalyptic fiction
Science fiction
Dystopian fiction
New York : Del Rey [2022]
First edition
Physical Description
x, 803 pages ; 24 cm
Main Author
Chuck Wendig (author)
  • Prologue
  • Part one: Settlers of a fallen world
  • Interlude: Best friends forever
  • Part two: Heralds and heretics
  • Interlude: Who are the people in your neighborhood?
  • Part three: Strange nativity
  • Interlude: Five years in Atlas Haven
  • Interlude: The first sleepwalker
  • Part four: The sidewalk ends
  • Interlude: Ten vignettes, aka, the shit what Pete Corley has seen
  • Part five: Lambs and wolves
  • Interlude: A long way past the possum
  • Part six: The rites of pilgrimage
  • Interlude: A nascent god ponders it options
  • Part seven: Antivirus
  • Interlude: The good dog
  • Part eight: The failsafe
  • Epilogue: A bird meets the pins-and-needles man.