The Oblivion Society
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|Author||Marcus Alexander Hart|
|Cover artist||Michael Greehholt|
|Genre||Horror, Comedy novel|
|September 10, 2007|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Caster's Blog|
The Oblivion Society, a gold medalist of the Independent Publisher Book Award, is a post-apocalypse horror-comedy by Marcus Alexander Hart. It follows the adventures of Vivian Oblivion and her friends as they search for a safe haven after an accidental nuclear war.
Vivian Gray is stuck in a dead-end job with a horrible boss in a town full of aging seniors in Florida. She supports her unemployed brother, Bobby and his geek friend Erik in a small apartment in town. Just when it seems that she has a shot to get out of town, and start a career in modeling, the end of the world happens. Vivian and a rag-tag band of survivors must survive attacks from mutant creatures to make it to a distant sanctuary, that may or may not exist.
Vivian Gray: Stuck in a mind-numbing job, but gifted with a high IQ and a sharp sense of reason.
Bobby Gray: Vivian's twin brother. As an unemployed web programmer, Bobby has been freeloading at his sister's place.
Erik Sievert: A consummate retro-geek, he shuns all pop culture that has transpired since the end of the 1980s. He works as a clerk at a dusty old collectables shop.
Press and Reviews
Many reviewers find the comedic angle of this apocalypse story to be intriguing, such as Ben Stanley of Speculative Fiction Junkie who said, "I found Hart's sense of humor to be a refreshing addition to this type of fiction and laughed out loud several times while reading. And the book isn't just minimally sprinkled with humor, it's saturated with it, often bundled with pop culture references of varying familiarity." 
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