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Post-Apocalyptic! End of the World books

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by Martin, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. PrincessFiona60

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    I can't add anymore titles to this very excellent and extensive list. Thank you, one of my favorite type of story.
     
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    Hi, Princess. Fancy meeting you here!
     
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    Hi Z! Why are you hanging out at the end of the world pre-party apocalypse? It's good to see you here, now I know we will eat well when the world ends!
     
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    Alix had a link re her Kindle problems, so here I am. A nice place to go when all the posts are read.

    I wanted to find a book place but just needed a recommendation. This looks/sounds like a good place.
     
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    I'm still stumbling around, between work, DC and home...I'm eking out little bits of time for here. Great place, so much to read, so little time.
     
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    I noticed you're new here too. I don't know how you do it all. How's your elbow doing?
     
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    This was a much better than average take on the apocalypse (you know, like the one coming October 21st ;) ) and the reason I say that is mostly because it seems all so plausible. The economy degrades to the point of unemployment numbering in the 40-60% range; anything resembling a middle class has vanished, new diseases have killed millions of people and it's even got so bad that all military has been recalled to keep the peace at home (contraction of the empire means it's pretty serious). People band together in small tribes to survive and the only way to tolerate a world that isn't going to ever recover means choosing a significant biological adaptation.
     
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    Damn, another one to add to the buy list.
     
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    That does not sound like a sincere "Damn." More convincing, please and with feeling:D
     
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    I know im a little late to the party but had to throw in my .02, One Second After by William Forstchen. Its a book about a comunity banding together after a nuclear EMP strike. This book spooked the hell out of me because its so realistic, human nature would be to survive and people will do whatever it takes. Small communities would be able to survive but at what cost?? Awsome read for me!!!
     
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    Just found this forum today It was hard to know where to start! Scanning through this thread first, I saw a lot of references to "Day of the Triffids" - one of my favorites. Did you know there is a sequel? Written by Simon Clark, it picks up some 25 years later and is narrated by the son of Bill Masen. I think it won a British Fantasy award.
     
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    I read One Second After last year, and thought it was pretty good. The premise was great, the writing not as interesting as I'd have liked, but considering the subject, appropriate.

    The Day of the Triffids was one of the first post-ap novels I read many years ago, and the sequel, The Night of the Triffids caught my attention a couple of years ago. I was happy to find it, and read about "what happened afterwards". :cool: I found it a worthy sequel.
     
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    Excellent thread. I am drawn to this type of book. I'll be making a long list for myself. :D
     
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    Just finished The Witch of Hebron by James Howard Kunstler and thought it was as good as the first book in the series, World Made By Hand. If you enjoyed that one, you should check it out. My only quibble is with the introduction of some supernatural elements to story, but otherwise a good read.

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    One missing from this list, that should definitely be here:

    Outpost
    by Adam Baker
     
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    I hope The Witch of Hebron is a little more hard hitting than it's predecessor. I need to get to it. Well, find it in here first..... :whistling:
     
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    This one came out not too long after The Road and was compared frequently to it because of their similar plots. In this one a young man and woman travel across a ruined America to the coast hoping to catch a boat to somewhere better. This one takes place far in the future and it never really tells what kind of apocalyptic event happened and everyone lives such a hardscrabble life they'd rather leave on a boat and risk all than live any longer in this ruined America. All in all a decent read, though it does kinda cover the same ground as The Road, and the prose is wonderful. :star3:

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    post apocalypse

    Hi there,

    Cormac McCarthy's the Road is good. For a bit of fun try Neil Strauss' Emergency - sort of a worst case scenario guide, very good.

    Thomas
     
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    Hey guys..
    Last year I was at my grandparents holiday house and Ive found a book from Stephen King , that was a compilation of stories , that had one , called The Stand , it was an amazing story , but very short..

    Ive been searching and I found a TV Series

    Then I searched in amazon , and Ive found this: http://www.amazon.com/The-Stand-Stephen-King/dp/1444720732/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

    Is this the original book ?? The entire story ??
    I really want to read it :/

    Thanks in advance :)
     

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