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Hey gang. My favorite genre of book to read is post-apocolyptic and dystopian. I also love nuclear holocaust fiction. Please recommend your favorites to me, followed by a short description of why you like it. No spoilers, please. Here are just a few of my favorites (and, I admit, I am not ashamed that I'm sometimes apt to venture to the YA section of a bookstore):
Make Room! Make Room!
The Hunger Games trilogy
Lord of the Flies
On the Beach
One Second After
Anyway, thanks for any input.
The Dark Tower series is a post apacolyptic in a way.
Describe it in a sentence please, Aussie.
I am not even sure that is possible. I am not very good at describing things anyway. Maybe someone else that has read it stops ITT.
Sigh. Probably not.
The Stand by stephen king is the bomb.
Swan Song...think author is named robert mccarron or something.
I have read everything.
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It just doesn't get any better than 1984 for me. I was absolutely mesmerized when i read it the first time.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
I love the miniseries. I actually have a copy of the book - it's just such a tome, I haven't garnered the motivation to start it.
Thanks for the recommendations!
The Passage: It's post apocolyptic, when reading it you get the feeling that it could really happen. It also is a heart felt story that has a little bit of everything.
Want a super post apocolyptic series with
big fantasy flavor: deathgate cycle by weis and hickman.
Swan song is not as known but super
I dont love all King but the stand is great. Loved miniseries too but book kills that!
Also, electromagnetic pulses are key.
Thanks NCHokie and cockengr. I'm making a list!
The Stand actually ties into the Dark Tower like many of King's books.
The Road was the last post-apocalyptic book I read, and the one I immediately thought of. But I see you already listed that. Love that book, the movie, unsurprisingly, didn't come close to how powerful the book was.
Deserve got nothing to do with it...
I need to get around to reading the book The Road. Never have but always wanted to
It must take place in Maine!!
Yeah i am a giant dark tower fan also. One of the best works of fiction in history imho.
Years a go I read a book called Lucifer's Hammer about a post comet strike apocalyptic world.
Don't remember the author(s). Not great literature but it was a page turner.
Looks like another perfect day.
Liked Deathgate alot when I was a kid, problem is it might be a little YA. Fun series and very heavy on the fantasy. Lots of magic and no real ties to anything considered current earth.
I believe this may by Larry Niven, possibly with Pournelle, he wrote a few books with him. That's off the top of my head so i'm not positive.
Maybe Cradle of Saturn, forget the author. It wasn't great but dealt with Earth getting destroyed. More of a disaster book really and I wouldn't say it was great, just ok.
If you don't mind far future SF Alastair Reynolds has some stuff that might interest you. Terminal World feels very post apoctalyptic though I don't think it actually takes place on Earth. And some of his other stuff is so far future it deals with the human race basicly fighting for survival and not necessarily succeeding. One of my favorite authors but possibly not what you are looking for.
Terry Brooks Shannara stuff is fantasy post apoctalyptic but YA and awfully dated and not really that great.
Does Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy count? It starts with the earth getting blown up.
And another one, the Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher, very YA but I really liked them when I was in probably 4th or 5th grade.
The Handmaid's Tale is a book you might find interesting.
Not a big fan of the genre but I dabble. I like the grateful dead a lot and heard that one of their famous tunes morning dew was written based on On the beach. So I read the book and liked it. Realistic . I also kind of liked that movie with will smith and his dog (legend?)
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I am Legend, never read it or seen any of the movies, the Will Smith one was the 3rd version I believe, but it's considered one of the classics of the genre.
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