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Old 10-25-2016, 04:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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& On the beach - Nevil Shute - also a movie, lots of cameos, same title
Hiero's journey (I think it was) - & there was a sequel - both novels
Barefoot in the head - Brian Aldiss - a favorite, a trendsetter in the genre, I think
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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I know this is an old thread but there are some good titles on here that shouldn't be lost.

I just got done reading "Soft Apocalypse" by Will Mclntosh
Its a Hugo Award Winner

It pretty much follows a guy and friends in the decline of society. Not the usual end of the world type book where only one type of disease wipes out everyone or something along that way. Its like what the title suggests...its a soft Apocalypse....where all things slowly break down from a combination of things.....like war, disease, starvation...etc. I don't mean to say the book is slow going or boring because its a pretty interesting and different end of the world type book to read.
Check it out at your library if they have it. Its a short read....only 239 pages.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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John Wesley Rawles "Patriot" series.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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I just read Swan Song by Robert R McCammon which I thoroughly enjoyed. The Stand is another favorite of mine.

On Kindle Unlimited I am in the midst of Arisen, a great series about zombies. Also, lets not forget I am Legend, another great post apocalyptic fiction.

World War Z is also a great book on zombies.
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:31 PM
 
Location: The North Star State
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I've just finished a lovely little post-apocalyptic book by Peter Heller: The Dog Stars.

Our first-person narrator lives with his dog Jasper on a small airfield on the Colorado plains, not far from the foothills, nine years after the double-whammy of a lethal flu and a blood disease has killed 99%+ of the population. Also there is Bangley, a no-nonsense gun nut who is the muscle keeping them safe from marauders. Hig, the main character, flies his Cessna (there's enough fuel for years) for pleasure and to scope out potential intruders. Their co-existence is tenuous, for Hig is wary of Bangley's nothing-but-survival attitude, while the latter is annoyed by what he perceives as Hig's friviloty at times. They have a garden, kill small game and the occasional deer, and are slowly dismantling nearby McMansions for the wood of their frames and well as their furniture for both cooking and warmth.

One day aloft, Hig hears a brief message from the Grand Junction control tower. It's well past his point of no return, but after musing over the message for several years, a turn of events compels him to seek out whoever might be there.

The book is both unflinchingly brutal and sweetly tender at turns. It works as an interesting imagining of what a post-apocalyptic world might look like as well as a tale of humanity both broad and personal.

I enthusiastically recommend it.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (2014)
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I've just finished a lovely little post-apocalyptic book by Peter Heller: The Dog Stars...I enthusiastically recommend it.

So do I. It should have been on my original list but doggone it, I forgot.

I have been hoping for a sequel (who was doing the jet overflights?) but I doubt Heller will ever write one.

As for other post-apocalyptic works, I can wholeheartedly recommend the audiobook version of Alas, Babylon with Will Patton narrating.
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (2014)
Yes.i found it interesting.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:36 AM
 
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I've just finished a lovely little post-apocalyptic book by Peter Heller: The Dog Stars...I enthusiastically recommend it.


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So do I. It should have been on my original list but doggone it, I forgot.

I have been hoping for a sequel (who was doing the jet overflights?) but I doubt Heller will ever write one.

As for other post-apocalyptic works, I can wholeheartedly recommend the audiobook version of Alas, Babylon with Will Patton narrating.


I just finished reading "The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller. I'm sorry but I did not care for it. The writing was too artsy and choppy for me. I felt like I was reading a novel for a school book report....one in which I was going to be tested on. The writing was just not the style I like to read for entertainment.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven. Not a perfect read by any means and it bogged down in the last 200 or so pages and I didn't agree with all of Niven's conclusions, but quite entertaining overall -- especially when reading it for the first time.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...cifer_s_Hammer
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