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Posted: 6/12/2007 11:20:32 AM EDT
I blasted through "Lights Out" in about 3 nights reading and now I'm craving my next "The Stand," "Gunslinger," "Lights Out," "I Am Legend" type book.  Can anyone give a list of the more plausible scenario EOTWAWKI type books?  For example, Zombies and Vampire aren't exactly what I'm looking for.  
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 11:31:36 AM EDT
[#1]
The Road
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 12:14:35 PM EDT
[#2]
+1

I finished it a few days ago.
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 12:32:36 PM EDT
[#3]
Is "Gunslinger" also a Stephen King ...i.e. book one of the dark tower series?

Everytime I see someone mention books on here I usually try to make a note to read them.
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 2:11:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: FourDeuce] [#4]
I guess it's time for The List again.

48 - James Herbert
8.4 - Peter Hernon
A Hunter's Fire - Floyd D. Dale
Aftermath - Charles Sheffield
Aftermath - LeVar Burton
After the Bomb(series) - Gloria D. Miklowitz
After the Rain - John Bowen
Airship Nine - Thomas H. Block
Alas Babylon - Pat Frank
Amerika - Brauna E. Pouns
A Place Called Attar - J.D. Belanger
Arc Light - Eric L. Harry
Armageddon(short stories) - David Drake & Billie Sue Mosiman
Ashes, Ashes - Rene Barjavel
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Breakdown - William W. Johnstone
Cold Creek Cash Store - Russell Hill
Dark Advent - Brian Hodge
Dark December - Alfred Coppel
Death on a Warm Wind - Douglas Warner
Death Wind - William C. Heine(also published as The Last Canadian)
Defiance(also published as Vandenberg) - Oliver Lange
Denver is Missing - D.F. Jones
Doomsday Plus Twelve - James D. Forman
Domain - James Herbert
Down to a Sunless Sea - David Graham
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart
Emergence - David R. Palmer
Ende - Anton-Andreas Guha
Famine - Graham Masterton
Firebrats(series) - Barbara & Scott Siegel
First Angel - Ed Mann
Free Flight - Douglas Terman
Heartland - David Hagberg
I, Martha Adams - Pauline Glen Winslow
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Ice! - Arnold Federbush
Ill Wind - Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason
In Iron Years - Gordon R. Dickson
Into the Forest - Jean Hegland
Invasion - Eric L. Harry
Jenny, My Diary
Jericho Falls - Christopher Hyde
Level 7 - Mordecai Roshwald
Living is Forever - J. Edwin Carter
Long Loud Silence - Wilson Tucker
Long Voyage Back - Luke Rhinehart
Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Malevil - Robert Merle
Mister Touch - Malcolm Bosse
No Blade of Grass - John Christopher
Not This August - C.M. Kornbluth
Nuclear War(short stories) - Edited by Gregory Benford & Martin Greenberg
Omega Sub(series) - J.D. Cameron
On the Beach - Nevil Shute
One Just Man - James Mills
Out of the Ashes(series) - William Johnstone
Pandemic - Geoffrey Simmons
Path of the Pale Horse - Paul Fleishman
Patriots - James Wesley, Rawles
Power Play - Kenneth M. Cameron
Pulling Through - Dean Ing
Rankin: Enemy of the State - John Osier
Resurrection Day - Brendan DuBois
Shelter - Dan Ljoka
Some Will Not Die - Algis Budrys
Storm Rider(series) - Robert Baron
Survival 2000(series) - James McPhee
Survival Margin - David Graham
Survivors - John Nahmlos
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
The 40 Minute War - Janet & Chris Morris
The Big One - Kevin E. Ready
The Black Death - Gwyneth Cravens and John S. Marr
The City, Not Long After - Pat Murphy
The Day of the Star Cities - John Brunner
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
The End of the World(short stories) - Donald A. Wollheim
The Freeman - Jerry Ahern & Sharon Ahern
The Iron Rain - Donald Malcolm
The Kraken Awakes - John Wyndham
The Land of Empty Houses - John L. Moore
The Last Ranger - Craig Sargent
The Last Ship - William Brinkley
The Long Tomorrow - Leigh Brackett
The Long Winter - John Christopher
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
The New Madrid Run - Michael Reisig
The Plague - Albert Camus
The Postman - David Brin
The Rest Must Die - Richard Foster
The Rift - Walter J. Williams
The Sheep Look Up - John Brunner
The Stand - Stephen King
The Steel, The Mist, and the Blazing Sun - Christopher Anvil
The Survivalist (series) - Jerry Ahern
The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald
The Wild Shore - Kim Stanley Robinson
Those Who Favor Fire - Marta Randall
Time Capsule - Mitch Berman
Tomorrow! - Philip Wylie
Vector - Henry Sutton
War Day - Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka
We, The Few - John L. Hawkinson
When the City Stopped - Joan Phipson
When the Almond Tree Blossoms - David Aikman
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm
Wolf and Iron - Gordon R. Dickson
Wrath of God - Robert Gleason
Z for Zachariah - Robert C. O'brien
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 2:35:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Bodie] [#5]
Cool post, i read like theres no tommorow(), that lot should keep me busy, thanks!. ps. Day by day armageddon was excellent, read it four times now, Children of the dust by Louise Lawrence is ok, read it at school with Z for Zachariah.
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 2:53:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: drobs] [#6]
I just finished reading: Patriots - Surving the Coming Collapse.
Unintended Consiquences, and Enemies Foreign and Domestic.

All great books!

Been trying to make it through your list. Here's what I've read so far.


Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
I guess it's time for The List again.

48 - James Herbert                                     READ
8.4 - Peter Hernon
A Hunter's Fire - Floyd D. Dale
Aftermath - Charles Sheffield
Aftermath - LeVar Burton
After the Bomb(series) - Gloria D. Miklowitz
After the Rain - John Bowen
Airship Nine - Thomas H. Block
Alas Babylon - Pat Frank                               READ
Amerika - Brauna E. Pouns
A Place Called Attar - J.D. Belanger
Arc Light - Eric L. Harry
Armageddon(short stories) - David Drake & Billie Sue Mosiman
Ashes, Ashes - Rene Barjavel
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand                           READ
Breakdown - William W. Johnstone
Cold Creek Cash Store - Russell Hill
Dark Advent - Brian Hodge
Dark December - Alfred Coppel
Death on a Warm Wind - Douglas Warner
Death Wind - William C. Heine(also published as The Last Canadian)
Defiance(also published as Vandenberg) - Oliver Lange
Denver is Missing - D.F. Jones
Doomsday Plus Twelve - James D. Forman
Domain - James Herbert
Down to a Sunless Sea - David Graham
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart            READ
Emergence - David R. Palmer
Ende - Anton-Andreas Guha
Famine - Graham Masterton
Firebrats(series) - Barbara & Scott Siegel
First Angel - Ed Mann
Free Flight - Douglas Terman
Heartland - David Hagberg
I, Martha Adams - Pauline Glen Winslow
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Ice! - Arnold Federbush
Ill Wind - Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason
In Iron Years - Gordon R. Dickson
Into the Forest - Jean Hegland                          READ
Invasion - Eric L. Harry
Jenny, My Diary
Jericho Falls - Christopher Hyde
Level 7 - Mordecai Roshwald
Living is Forever - J. Edwin Carter
Long Loud Silence - Wilson Tucker
Long Voyage Back - Luke Rhinehart
Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle               READ
Malevil - Robert Merle
Mister Touch - Malcolm Bosse
No Blade of Grass - John Christopher
Not This August - C.M. Kornbluth
Nuclear War(short stories) - Edited by Gregory Benford & Martin Greenberg
Omega Sub(series) - J.D. Cameron
On the Beach - Nevil Shute                                                 READ
One Just Man - James Mills
Out of the Ashes(series) - William Johnstone
Pandemic - Geoffrey Simmons
Path of the Pale Horse - Paul Fleishman
Patriots - James Wesley, Rawles
Power Play - Kenneth M. Cameron
Pulling Through - Dean Ing
Rankin: Enemy of the State - John Osier
Resurrection Day - Brendan DuBois
Shelter - Dan Ljoka
Some Will Not Die - Algis Budrys
Storm Rider(series) - Robert Baron
Survival 2000(series) - James McPhee
Survival Margin - David Graham
Survivors - John Nahmlos
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
The 40 Minute War - Janet & Chris Morris
The City, Not Long After - Pat Murphy
The Day of the Star Cities - John Brunner
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
The End of the World(short stories) - Donald A. Wollheim
The Freeman - Jerry Ahern & Sharon Ahern
The Iron Rain - Donald Malcolm
The Kraken Awakes - John Wyndham
The Land of Empty Houses - John L. Moore
The Last Ranger - Craig Sargent
The Last Ship - William Brinkley
The Long Tomorrow - Leigh Brackett
The Long Winter - John Christopher
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
The New Madrid Run - Michael Reisig
The Plague - Albert Camus
The Postman - David Brin
The Rest Must Die - Richard Foster
The Rift - Walter J. Williams
The Sheep Look Up - John Brunner
The Stand - Stephen King
The Steel, The Mist, and the Blazing Sun - Christopher Anvil
The Survivalist (series) - Jerry Ahern
The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald                 Tried to read tossed in trash.
The Wild Shore - Kim Stanley Robinson
Those Who Favor Fire - Marta Randall
Time Capsule - Mitch Berman
Tomorrow! - Philip Wylie
Vector - Henry Sutton
War Day - Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka
When the City Stopped - Joan Phipson
When the Almond Tree Blossoms - David Aikman
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm
Wolf and Iron - Gordon R. Dickson
Wrath of God - Robert Gleason
Z for Zachariah - Robert C. O'brien
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 4:38:15 PM EDT
[#7]
"THE LIST" will now keep me busy for a little while.
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 4:52:51 PM EDT
[#8]
Pickup a copy of The Rift Very nice read.... It's long and will keep you busy for a while... I'm reading the road.... Very thought provoking, it really makes you appericate a well stocked BOB....
KDX
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 5:51:30 PM EDT
[#9]
Which of those books are more about bugging out than bugging in?  Maybe a similar situation to Lights Out, except the home is uninhabitable and he had to go elsewhere?
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 5:55:56 PM EDT
[#10]
EMPIRE by orson scott card,  Great book and even plausible if the dems get in office and really spur a revolt.....
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 6:14:20 PM EDT
[#11]

Originally Posted By HKTackDriver:
Which of those books are more about bugging out than bugging in?  Maybe a similar situation to Lights Out, except the home is uninhabitable and he had to go elsewhere?


Just as the name implies...  The Road by Cormack McCarthy.
Link Posted: 6/12/2007 6:39:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: patrad] [#12]
Got to add the sequel to Enemies: Foreign and Domestic - "Domestic Enemies".  Fantastic sequel! Not exactly post apocalyptic, but a GREAT read just the same. Best to read them in order, as there's a lot of carry over characters.

Patrad.

ETA: Patriots, and Unintended Consequences are top notch, too.
Link Posted: 6/13/2007 12:58:05 PM EDT
[#13]

Originally Posted By patrad:
Got to add the sequel to Enemies: Foreign and Domestic - "Domestic Enemies".  Fantastic sequel! Not exactly post apocalyptic, but a GREAT read just the same. Best to read them in order, as there's a lot of carry over characters.

Patrad.

ETA: Patriots, and Unintended Consequences are top notch, too.


Where's my tinfoil...
Funny thing, I ordered Enemies, Unintended, and Patriots all through Amazon. Do you think I'm on a new special interest list? All 3 are must reads in my book.
Link Posted: 6/13/2007 1:25:54 PM EDT
[#14]
The "War World" series is a good read for post-apocalyptic sci-fi.  It's a collection of short stories over several novels that spans about 500 years in Pournelle's Codominium universe.

Overview:
The last of the Saurons (genetically modified "super men" or super warriors) flee the nuclear immolation of their planet and make a bunch of jumps until they get to the declining, backwater planet of Haven, which they proceed to nuke back to the iron age and set up a feifdom with the eventual goal of reconquering the universe.  It covers the immediate TEOTWAWKI dislocation and then the slow, grinding technological descent pretty well.
Link Posted: 6/13/2007 1:26:58 PM EDT
[#15]
Where's my tinfoil...
Funny thing, I ordered Enemies, Unintended, and Patriots all through Amazon. Do you think I'm on a new special interest list? All 3 are must reads in my book.



HAHAHA, I did the same thing and have thought about the same thing......I'm on a list somewhere now.....the question is, what list and who's list?
Link Posted: 6/13/2007 2:10:40 PM EDT
[#16]
thanks for the list, been looking for something like that for a while now.
Link Posted: 6/13/2007 4:04:10 PM EDT
[#17]
I just want a list of the great ones. I'm not a patient reader. I need to be pulled in quickly or it goes back on the shelf.
Link Posted: 6/13/2007 4:11:10 PM EDT
[#18]
This is not a tag  
Link Posted: 6/13/2007 4:48:32 PM EDT
[#19]

Originally Posted By ubergeek:
Is "Gunslinger" also a Stephen King ...i.e. book one of the dark tower series?

Everytime I see someone mention books on here I usually try to make a note to read them.


I'm no Stephen King fan, or at least, I wasn't.  The Dark Tower series is a great "read".  I put "read" in quotes because I listened to the series on my iPod.  That is the way to go.  I just finished "The Road" too.  Pretty good book.

I have "read" more books since I got my iPod than I ever did before.  The Library is a good thing.


Mark.

Link Posted: 6/13/2007 4:52:11 PM EDT
[#20]

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
I guess it's time for The List again.

The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald


Link Posted: 6/14/2007 2:28:47 AM EDT
[#21]
I didn't much care for The Turner Diaries either, but it's one of those books that I figure they'll be sure to ban one of these days.

One thing about The Road that bothered me was that unexplained disaster that mysteriously "burned up everything". Of course, The Road wasn't the only book to have that idea in it. In Malevil there was a nuclear war, and the nuclear weapons seemed to be unusually big(especially considering they were being used on France ). I think many writers tend to exaggerate the effects of nuclear weapons(maybe because they've swallowed too much propaganda?).
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 2:47:42 AM EDT
[#22]
TAG
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 10:18:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: BayEagle] [#23]
Farnham's Freehold and Tunnel in the Sky; Robert A. Heinlein

"Watch out for the stobor."

Beyond Armageddon (anthology of apocalyptic fiction) and A Canticle for Leibowitz; Walter M. Miller Jr.
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 10:58:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: NW_TACTICAL] [#24]
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 12:51:59 PM EDT
[#25]

Originally Posted By Drakich:
The "War World" series is a good read for post-apocalyptic sci-fi.  It's a collection of short stories over several novels that spans about 500 years in Pournelle's Codominium universe.

Overview:
The last of the Saurons (genetically modified "super men" or super warriors) flee the nuclear immolation of their planet and make a bunch of jumps until they get to the declining, backwater planet of Haven, which they proceed to nuke back to the iron age and set up a feifdom with the eventual goal of reconquering the universe.  It covers the immediate TEOTWAWKI dislocation and then the slow, grinding technological descent pretty well.


+1, one of the few book series I've re-read quite a few times (every couple of years).  Love that slow spiraling technological decay...energy weapons, to guass, to caseless bullits, to automatics, to flintlocks, to bows and arrows...all while gentic manipulation/ evolution of the natives brings them in-line with the Saurons.
Link Posted: 7/8/2007 12:13:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: john575] [#26]
I just found Survival 2000(blood quest)by James McPhee in a box of books from my youth. I do not remember reading it, something for a really hot day.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 1:44:50 PM EDT
[#27]
I am going to bump this up for a recomendation.  I have read Lights Out, World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, The Road and I just finished Lucifer's Hammer.  Instead of picking random books off the list that was posted can you guys post some of the better ones that are on there?
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 2:12:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GySgtD] [#28]
Alas, Babylon is probably the all-time classic.  Barnes & Noble probably still has it on their shelves.

While some may question whether it qualifies as a "TEOTWAWKI"-genre book(it is the aftermath of an invasion), Vandenberg by Oliver Lange is also a must-read, IMHO.

It has been out of print for a long time, so you will have to locate a used copy.  That isn't hard to do, using Amazon...

Here is another list:
www.1stconnect.com/anozira/SiteTops/resources/fiction.htm

FWIW, Jerry Ahern's The Survivalist series is entertaining, in a pulp fiction kind of way.  

Aftermath by James Axler is a good introduction to both the Deathlands and Outlanders series (the latter being mostly sci-fi).

Link Posted: 8/16/2007 8:09:31 PM EDT
[#29]
"The last Town on Earth" is a fictionalized story, of the true life Colorado town that armed itself and closed its borders.  The towns people were defending themselves from the Spanish Flu epidemic that was slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Americans.  

This book has some gun play and an attack from a neighboring community.  So it will entertain.  It also offers some insight into how well different types of people respond to TEOTWAWKI situations.

***************

Another great book is "The Siege of Leningrad". Harrison E. Salisbury.  This is a first hand account of a true SHTF event.   It is a very long book with very small print.  If you want a clear picture of what an American city could be like after SHTF.  Then this is a very good reference text for the hard core survivalist.

In this book you will find graphic examples of barbarism such as....  Not just looting, but hundreds of people pushing and shoving to lick wallpaper to get at the wheat paste! ....   Learn about the strange Bread mania- People waiting in line for rations, impaling themselves on bayonets because the smell of baking bread was overpowering.... Then there is the reason you'll want to change your food cache to "cold or boil only" rations.  Packs of ferrel men running down streets. Sniffing at the air like hungry dogs.  Then smashing down the doors of those who are cooking food.

These are two good books if you want to read then think about how they relate to Survival.  If you prefer someones guess at what survival will be like, along with bloody action. Then these will be too boring.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 11:42:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: GunLogic] [#30]

Alas Babylon - Pat Frank (1959)
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart (1949)
Into the Forest - Jean Hegland
Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
On the Beach - Nevil Shute (1957)
Patriots - James Wesley, Rawles
The Plague - Albert Camus
The Stand - Stephen King


That's what I've read from the list. The three that I give dates for I read just last week. Of the three, Alas, Babylon is most like a survivalist style story. A book not on the list is, I think, very very good: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George amazon link. It's from 1959. A boy lives off nature for a year in the Catskill Mountain wilderness. I read this last week.

GL
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:50:22 PM EDT
[#31]

Originally Posted By GunLogic:

Alas Babylon - Pat Frank (1959)
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart (1949)
Into the Forest - Jean Hegland
Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
On the Beach - Nevil Shute (1957)
Patriots - James Wesley, Rawles
The Plague - Albert Camus
The Stand - Stephen King


That's what I've read from the list. The three that I give dates for I read just last week. Of the three, Alas, Babylon is most like a survivalist style story. A book not on the list is, I think, very very good: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George amazon link. It's from 1959. A boy lives off nature for a year in the Catskill Mountain wilderness. I read this last week.

GL


Into the Forest ---> how about that lesbian action?  
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:11:02 PM EDT
[#32]

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
I guess it's time for The List again.

The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald



Why is everybody scared shitless of this book? It doesnt contain any secret battle plans of AR2 and I didnt think it was very well written, but its nothing to have a heart attack over....
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 9:21:47 AM EDT
[#33]
Currently reading Earth Abides.  Pretty good so far; am about a third of the way through with it.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:14:44 AM EDT
[#34]
If you are interested in the Native American vision, Phoenix Rising is a good book.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 10:38:35 AM EDT
[#35]
Very cool list.   Some I've read and some I have to get, but you might want to look at

Day by day armageddon

Entertaining read... got some silliness to it, but some different perspective on the Zombie invasion.  Better than a sharp stick in the eye.

I heard about it on Arfcom, so...
Link Posted: 10/20/2007 9:00:35 PM EDT
[#36]

Originally Posted By WolfAmongSheep:

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
I guess it's time for The List again.

The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald



Why is everybody scared shitless of this book? It doesnt contain any secret battle plans of AR2 and I didnt think it was very well written, but its nothing to have a heart attack over....


I read it about 14 years ago, if my memory serves me correctly it is written like a diary, thought it was interesting.  
Link Posted: 11/7/2007 10:47:54 AM EDT
[#37]

Originally Posted By WolfAmongSheep:

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
I guess it's time for The List again.

The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald



Why is everybody scared shitless of this book? It doesnt contain any secret battle plans of AR2 and I didnt think it was very well written, but its nothing to have a heart attack over....


Because the over-the-top racism is pretty disgusting.
Link Posted: 11/12/2007 2:37:30 AM EDT
[#38]

Originally Posted By Roger_C:

Originally Posted By WolfAmongSheep:

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
I guess it's time for The List again.

The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald



Why is everybody scared shitless of this book? It doesnt contain any secret battle plans of AR2 and I didnt think it was very well written, but its nothing to have a heart attack over....


Because the over-the-top racism is pretty disgusting.


I figure if law & order ever disappear there will be a LOT of disgusting things happening, including plenty of racism. When the nutcases have nobody telling them they'll go to jail if they act on their impulses plenty of them will probably try to fulfill their sick "dreams".
Link Posted: 11/12/2007 9:49:16 PM EDT
[#39]
the Zombie Survival Guide, Brooks
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 3:44:35 PM EDT
[#40]
TAG
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 3:44:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Southlander] [#41]
My Homer moment. Dope!
Link Posted: 11/24/2007 4:03:47 PM EDT
[#42]
I've been reading the Deathlands series for the past year and a half or so.  Not sure of the count, but have read perhaps twenty thus far.  Being a series, none of the individual books would rate the term  "classic".  Be that as it may, I think that it is the best series since the horribly written "Ashes" series by Johnstone, as well as The Survivalist by Ahern.  

The series is summed up in this Wikipedia entry: "According to the story, the world as we know it (referred to as PreDark) came to an end on January 20, 2001, when 3 nuclear bombs were detonated in Washington. A global nuclear exchange ensued, completely altering the geography, climate, and ecosystems of the world. What was left of the United States came to be known as the Deathlands.

At the time of The Deathlands series, one hundred years have passed. The series follows the adventures of a group of warrior survivalists led by Ryan Cawdor. In the aftermath of the nuclear holocaust and a prolonged nuclear winter, referred to as the Skydark, the only remaining social/political structure left in the United States are isolated settlements referred to as villes, many of which are ruled by leaders referred to as barons, typically employing military type security forces, called sec men. Ryan and his companions primarily travel using the MAT-TRANS(matter-transfer) gateways deep within redoubts (hidden government facilities built to survive nuclear war)."


Currently reading Pilgrimage to Hell, which is the first of the series.  Written in '86.



These are carried by Barnes & Noble.  A new one comes out about once every four months.
Link Posted: 11/26/2007 11:06:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: FourDeuce] [#43]
I've read and added a few more to the list recently. I'm thinking maybe I should just start putting them at the bottom of the list so I can keep track of which ones I've already added there.

The White Plague - Frank Herbert
Commander-1 - Peter George
A Gift Upon the Shore - M.K. Wren
The Last Town on Earth - Thomas Mullen
A Journal of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoe
Link Posted: 12/6/2007 5:19:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Cacinok] [#44]
great thread and list of books.  i read through lights out in about a week.  good story for the most part, great info, but too many cliches, i wish the prologue had a little more detail in it.  but i can't complain, the price was right.

i tried to find some info on the author,  but didn't have much luck.  anybody know much about him and whether he's written any other books?

now to try to find my next read from the list, somebody needs to post a brief summary of each book to make my decision easier.
Link Posted: 12/8/2007 6:37:25 PM EDT
[#45]
He posts on this board. He's participating in another thread on this forum

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=10&f=20&t=607182
Link Posted: 12/9/2007 4:49:38 PM EDT
[#46]
Finished this one a few days ago.  Not too shabby..



"Generations have passed since a nuclear blast all but turned America to dust. Out of the ruins emerges a band of warrior-survivalists, led by a one-eyed man called Ryan Cawdor. In their quest to find a better life, they embark on a perilous odyssey across the ravaged wasteland known as Deathlands. An ambush by a roving group of mutant Stickies puts Ryan and Krysty Wroth in the clutches of a tyrant who plans a human sacrifice as a symbol of his power. The execution is set to take place at the new moon - one night away. Ryan devises an escape plan but is betrayed by another prisoner. As they break for freedom, the Stickie leader unleashes a team of hunter-trackers among the maze of narrow canyons of the Southwest. For Ryan and Krysty, there's nowhere left to run.. In the Deathlands, the only thing that gets easier is dying."
Link Posted: 12/11/2007 4:57:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Cacinok] [#47]

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
He posts on this board. He's participating in another thread on this forum

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=10&f=20&t=607182

thanks for the link.  posted there.
Link Posted: 12/16/2007 1:32:49 AM EDT
[#48]

Originally Posted By ubergeek:
Where's my tinfoil...
Funny thing, I ordered Enemies, Unintended, and Patriots all through Amazon. Do you think I'm on a new special interest list? All 3 are must reads in my book.



HAHAHA, I did the same thing and have thought about the same thing......I'm on a list somewhere now.....the question is, what list and who's list?


I suspect many of us are on "lists" somewhere.....
Link Posted: 12/19/2007 5:00:00 AM EDT
[#49]

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:

Originally Posted By Roger_C:

Originally Posted By WolfAmongSheep:

Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
I guess it's time for The List again.

The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald



Why is everybody scared shitless of this book? It doesnt contain any secret battle plans of AR2 and I didnt think it was very well written, but its nothing to have a heart attack over....


Because the over-the-top racism is pretty disgusting.


I figure if law & order ever disappear there will be a LOT of disgusting things happening, including plenty of racism. When the nutcases have nobody telling them they'll go to jail if they act on their impulses plenty of them will probably try to fulfill their sick "dreams".


Sad but true. The book is good and I can see liberalism today as a force much like in the book. If this book was made into a movie "they" would burn down theaters.

Ugly things will happen and some will be for no other reason but race. My wife and child is what this book calls a "mud person" so I'll just add these types of people to my zombie list.
Link Posted: 12/19/2007 5:34:26 AM EDT
[#50]

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
Farnham's Freehold and Tunnel in the Sky; Robert A. Heinlein

"Watch out for the stobor."

Beyond Armageddon (anthology of apocalyptic fiction) and A Canticle for Leibowitz; Walter M. Miller Jr.


Tunnel in the Sky was a special book for my. Up there with "The Hobbit" and "LOTR".

It is 1000 times better than "Lord of the Flies" and is everything that that book tried to be.
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