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Old 01-16-2016, 05:44 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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There was a massive world wide warning, so everybody is running to the shelters. A guy in America is in a crowd of people, he gets pushed and trampled/knocked out. When he wakes up there are no people anywhere, no clothing left in piles or anything. The shelters are completely empty, with the doors open.
Later he finds a coma patient in the hospital and figures out that only the ones who were unconscious did not disappear.
Gets in touch with a woman in England, who just gave birth and was unconscious in the after care unit.
It ends with him managing to learn how to fly a plane, and getting to her, and them deciding to keep looking for more people and more answers.


Someone is looking for this book on goodreads, and I think it sounds like a great read that I want to read soooo bad, plus help them find it.


BTW the book was read 15-20 years ago.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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Wow. That does sound good. It also sounds like something John Wyndham would write but it is too much like his The Day of the Triffids so he probably did not write it. I'm checking through his books to make sure. I'll report back if I find it.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:53 AM
 
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Wow. That does sound good. It also sounds like something John Wyndham would write but it is too much like his The Day of the Triffids so he probably did not write it. I'm checking through his books to make sure. I'll report back if I find it.

Cool, I've asked at the Amazon forums and everywhere I can think of, but no luck, so far!
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Ooh…love Dystopian.

I am checking for you.

Here is a good list:
96 Dystopian Science Fiction Books - The Best Sci Fi Books


Wow…some good ones there. No luck on yours yet.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Ooh…love Dystopian.

I am checking for you.

Here is a good list:
96 Dystopian Science Fiction Books - The Best Sci Fi Books


Wow…some good ones there. No luck on yours yet.



Hey thanks Lisa, I saved your list, but actually I think this book is Apocalyptic-post apocalyptic,which I actually prefer over Dystopian, except totally love the movie-I, Robot with Will Smith, lol!


A dystopia is a society where societal perfection or societal transcendence is obtained at the expense of something else. That "something else" could be a devalued class of people, the loss of a fundamental freedom, or the surrender of some aspect of human nature. Literary dystopias often arise through a slow process of societal change, or more abruptly as the result of some cataclysm. In either case, the dystopia represents society in a stable state, albeit a state most of us find appalling in some manner.

Post-apocalyptic literature, on the other hand, focuses on the instability during and/or following a cataclysmic event that shatters society both in form and headcount. During the story, whatever society exists is typically small, isolated, and highly threatened. Often there is little or no hope for any meaningful future. Although it is true that post-apocalyptic events can lead to the formation of dystopian societies, it is the immediately endangered nature of the society that interests me as a reader.


https://www.goodreads.com/author_blo...tic-literature


I'm just getting into both, recently. Can't wait to read One Second After, but there are still two ahead of me at the library.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...6YW3HWK55XCGG2

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Old 01-19-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
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There was a massive world wide warning, so everybody is running to the shelters. A guy in America is in a crowd of people, he gets pushed and trampled/knocked out. When he wakes up there are no people anywhere, no clothing left in piles or anything. The shelters are completely empty, with the doors open.
Later he finds a coma patient in the hospital and figures out that only the ones who were unconscious did not disappear.
Gets in touch with a woman in England, who just gave birth and was unconscious in the after care unit.
It ends with him managing to learn how to fly a plane, and getting to her, and them deciding to keep looking for more people and more answers.


Someone is looking for this book on goodreads, and I think it sounds like a great read that I want to read soooo bad, plus help them find it.


BTW the book was read 15-20 years ago.
Sounds like a Twilight Zone episode.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:00 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Sounds like a Twilight Zone episode.

That it does!
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Hey thanks Lisa, I saved your list, but actually I think this book is Apocalyptic-post apocalyptic,which I actually prefer over Dystopian, except totally love the movie-I, Robot with Will Smith, lol!


A dystopia is a society where societal perfection or societal transcendence is obtained at the expense of something else. That "something else" could be a devalued class of people, the loss of a fundamental freedom, or the surrender of some aspect of human nature. Literary dystopias often arise through a slow process of societal change, or more abruptly as the result of some cataclysm. In either case, the dystopia represents society in a stable state, albeit a state most of us find appalling in some manner.

Post-apocalyptic literature, on the other hand, focuses on the instability during and/or following a cataclysmic event that shatters society both in form and headcount. During the story, whatever society exists is typically small, isolated, and highly threatened. Often there is little or no hope for any meaningful future. Although it is true that post-apocalyptic events can lead to the formation of dystopian societies, it is the immediately endangered nature of the society that interests me as a reader.


https://www.goodreads.com/author_blo...tic-literature


I'm just getting into both, recently. Can't wait to read One Second After, but there are still two ahead of me at the library.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076...6YW3HWK55XCGG2

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Old 01-20-2016, 02:49 PM
 
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Please post when you find out because now I want to read it.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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Please post when you find out because now I want to read it.

I sure will if it's found.
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