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Old 08-15-2016, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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DH and I both love books that deal with what happens after TEOTWAWKI.

Books we liked:

Alas Babylon
Earth Abides
One Second After

Please suggest works we might not have read. Thanks!
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:45 PM
 
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Read the Hugh Howey Silo series: Wool, Shift, and Dust. A separate story, also good, is Sand.

I recently read The Southern Reach trilogy by James VanderMeer. It's not TEOTWAWKI, it's more how TEOTWAWKI happened.

Agree that Cormac McCarthy's The Road is a great read.

Looking forward to leads on other good books.
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:23 PM
 
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Cantile for Lebowitz
One Year later
Triumph-Wylie
Lucifers Hammer
When Worlds Collide
Just a few that come to mind. If you google post Apocalyptic sci fi there is a guy name Dan who has list of many others
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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As already mentioned, Cormac McCarthy's The Road. It is quite possibly the most moving novel I have ever read. Beautifully rendered yet searing it is devastation.
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

And Peter Heller's The Dog Stars is a wonderfully wrought story about two men (and our protagonist's beloved dog) - a sort of odd couple pairing - living, about ten years after an apocalyptic plague kills nearly everyone, at a small airport north of Denver. It is one of the best books I've read in the last year.
'Dog Stars' Dwells On The Upside Of Apocalypse

From the late 1980s, I'll mention William Brinkley's The Last Ship. There is a TV series based on this book, though it involves a global plague, whereas the novel involves a nuclear war. The author really doesn't understand radiation effects very much, but the book is otherwise curiously accurate in its technical military renderings - like Tom Clancy, with the added bonus that Brinkley can actually write characters that aren't one dimensional.
The Last Ship by William Brinkley

Finally, I'll mention a series of seven books from the 1980s - The Pelbar Cycle. The stories are all set in North America, one thousand years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. The scattered survivors have developed their own small tribes that conflict with one another, living at an iron age level of technology. Much of the series is centered around the upper Mississippi River, though some books range as far as the East Coast, the Gulf Coast, the southwestern deserts and the Pacific Northwest. The prose isn't much and the writing can be trite, but I've always loved the overarching tales and the richly-detailed and wonderfully-imagined world. The first novel in the series is The Breaking of Northwall. I have two complete sets - they're long out of print, but I often run across volumes at used bookstores for a dollar or two apiece, and I'm sure you can find them cheap online.
[I take my username here from a very minor unseen character in the series, mentioned only once.]
Book Review: The Breaking of Northwall
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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What is ~TEOTWAWKI? I'm thinking 'the end of the world'- something? as we know it?


I loved the first book in the Stranded series~Land (Stranded #1) by Theresa Shaver


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...6YW3HWK55XCGG2

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Old 08-15-2016, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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Pure by Julianna Baggot (series of 3)

Exceptional, stunning.

I also enjoyed Mara and Dann by Doris Lessing

The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri Tepper

Wool series by Hugh Howie.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:28 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Cantile for Lebowitz
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Usually A canticle for Leibowitz - Walter Miller - libraries tend to have it, or maybe online. It is a classic.
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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Sorry about the spelliing of miller's book. Another post-apocalyptic from the 60's I just thought of is Dark Universe by Daniel Galouye
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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DH and I both love books that deal with what happens after TEOTWAWKI.

Books we liked:

Alas Babylon
Earth Abides

One Second After

Please suggest works we might not have read. Thanks!
My first thoughts upon seeing this thread.
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