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Posted: 3/26/2002 3:27:58 PM EDT
Anyone know of any good fictional books about SHTF scenarios ?
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[Last Edit: 3/26/2002 3:53:02 PM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 3:41:26 PM EDT
depends on what you are looking for... i read wolf and iron about two weeks ago becasue it was mentioned here...heavy on primitive living skills in an individual or isolated setting. lots of neat stuff abotut wolf behavior, too. was written by an established sci-fi author so it reads well and the informatioin is accurate.
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 3:45:05 PM EDT
The Survivalist series by Jerry Ahern, i have 21 books in my set so far and i know the set is far more extensive. peperback but some arent cheap. i have a few spares kicking aroun here somewhares are you interested??
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Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collaps - James Wesley Rawles Farnham's Freehold - Robert Heinlein
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Warday : And the Journey Onward by Strieber, Whitley; Kunetka, James
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Wet Work by Philip Nutman
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 4:40:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hielo: Warday : And the Journey Onward by Strieber, Whitley; Kunetka, James
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Wasn't this the one with the limited nuclear exchange with the USSR, and the two protagonists were journeying across the west. The entire west coast was controlled by the Japanese, and people with diseases were "quarantined" in camps. Good book.
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 4:46:25 PM EDT
THats the one, Amazon has used copies for $5.00
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Imbroglio, just ordered a copy on your recommendation, will give it a read.
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I read Alas Babylon in high school. I remember really enjoying it and I still think about it sometimes. The Stand - I read this alone in the dark when I was a computer operator working 2nd shift, no one else in the building. I was 18 and the thing really had my skin crawling. I could hear things in the warehouse... Both are entertaining and make you think about what it would be like.
Link Posted: 3/26/2002 6:13:57 PM EDT
I also read "Alas, Babylon" in college. Great SHTF book. A really memorable book as I can still remember the entire story 30 years later! "We killed them" - I'll never forget it.
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Dang...I know we just had this topic come up a few weeks ago, but I can't find it with a search. Check out: Post-Apocalyptic Media [url]http://www.pamedia.com/[/url] 1632 is available free for downloading from Baen Books here: [url]http://www.baen.com/library/[/url] About 2.75 megs.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 1:22:29 AM EDT
Haven't read very many of these, but here's a list. 48 - James Herbert 8.4 - Peter Hernon A Hunter's Fire - Floyd R. Dale Aftermath - Charles Sheffield Aftermath - LeVar Burton After the Bomb(series) - Gloria D. Miklowitz Alas Babylon - Pat Frank Amerika - Brauna E. Pouns Arc Light - Eric L. Harry Armageddon(short stories) - Drake & Mosiman Ashes, Ashes - Rene Barjavel Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand Breakdown - William W. Johnstone Cold Creek Cash Store - Russell Hill Dark December - Alfred Coppel Death on a Warm Wind - Douglas Warner Death Wind - William C. Heine Defiance(also as Vandenberg) - Oliver Lange Domain - James Herbert Down to a Sunless Sea - David Graham Earth Abides - George R. Stewart Emergence - David R. Palmer 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 In Iron Years - Gordon R. Dickson Into the Forest - Jean Hegland Invasion - Eric L. Harry Jenny, My Diary Level 7 - Mordecai Roshwald Long Loud Silence - Wilson Tucker Long Voyage Back - Luke Rhinehart Lucifer's Hammer - Niven and Pournelle Malevil - Robert Merle Mister Touch - Malcolm Bosse No Blade of Grass - John Christopher Not This August - C.M. Kornbluth Omega Sub(series) - J.D. Cameron 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 Resurrection Day - Brendan DuBois 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 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) – Wollheim The Freeman - Jerry Ahern & Sharon Ahern The Iron Rain - Donald Malcolm The Kraken Awakes - John Wyndham The Last Ranger - Craig Sargent The Last Ship - William Brinkley The Long Winter - John Christopher The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick The Plague - Albert Camus The Postman - David Brin The Rift - Walter J. Williams The Sheep Look Up - John Brunner The Stand - Stephen King The Survivalist (series) - Jerry Ahern 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 When the Almond Tree Blossoms - David Aikman Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm Wrath of God - Robert Gleason Z for Zachariah - Robert C. O'brien
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 1:31:19 AM EDT
The Stand by Stephen King, fuck the movie, READ THE BOOK, by far his best work.
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 1:48:10 AM EDT
For those who have objected to the "secondhander" comment then I'll second ally the Ayn Rand recommendations. Objectivism. You must see by now, all you White trash hick dirtbag Confederate scum, that I am far from left wing. You will continue to suck from us as long as your cus'n's children shall live for forwarding your cause in a literate manner. You need us to forward your view. Also, if you're interested in a good story, then I'd suggest Nelson DeMille's books, particularly "The Lion's Game". Read it. Yes, some mention of Glock .40's and M1A's and FBI and CIA and NYPD and all of the intrugue, but also published in 2000, before the WTC attacks, but still aware of the first failed bombing. Corey is hilarious, and you you might find yourself compelled to read "Plum Island" after you finish. Head on out to your library, yes, I know that it's far from the woods that most of you live in, (Read a book? What? That's for liberals!!!) and support an author who is a former U.S Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam. Better yet, buy the book with your blue collar money.
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Oh, and for all of you who appeal to authority, the book has been listed on the #1 Bestseller and NYT Bestselling author lists.
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Link Posted: 3/27/2002 6:54:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By IMHO: You must see by now, all you White trash hick dirtbag Confederate scum,...etc
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Got a recommendation for you too, little buddy: "What Lithium can do for you", by Nancy Ann Luft. Now go and take your "I'm better than you" attitude and hie thee to Europe :P
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Originally Posted By IMHO: For those who have objected to the "secondhander" comment then I'll second ally the Ayn Rand recommendations. Objectivism. You must see by now, all you White trash hick dirtbag Confederate scum, that I am far from left wing. You will continue to suck from us as long as your cus'n's children shall live for forwarding your cause in a literate manner. You need us to forward your view... ...Head on out to your library, yes, I know that it's far from the woods that most of you live in, (Read a book? What? That's for liberals!!!) and support an author who is a former U.S Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam. Better yet, buy the book with your blue collar money.
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Sorry Gunga Din, I'm a Yankee. You've enjoyed the hospitality of my state. With that "GO BLUE!" perhaps my home town. Wouldn't want you to hit the wrong people with that sawed off shotgun of a mouth of yours. Ayn Rand despised the Roosevelts and would have thrown up at Hillary Clinton becoming a Senator from NY. Clearly with your little love sonnet defense of those two (and their socialist organization memberships) you are [u]not[/u] an objectivist. [size=6]BTW - Nobody needs you.[/size=6]
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 12:14:03 PM EDT
canticle for leibowitz.
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Originally Posted By Aimless: .....The Postman-David Brin.....
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Agreed, another in the long line of, "great book, horrible movie"
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 11:07:40 PM EDT
Reign Of The Dead by Len Barnhart
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Lurker beat me to it! A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter Miller. Would On the Beach by Neville Shute count?
Link Posted: 3/27/2002 11:59:58 PM EDT
Wow, I just posted a review from 1999 of the Pat Frank SHTF 'Alas, Babylon' and then came over here to see that [b]Attman[/b] and [b]Fly-n-hitch-hiker[/b] remembered reading it, and it appears on [b]blkbrd's[/b] list. Go see that review of the book I posted! Eric The(Nostalgic)Hun[>]:)]
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