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Help me find a book about the apocalypse

Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by Psychopath, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    I am into dystopian future type things. I like the road and I like the fallout games, anyone know of any decent books that deal with this type of subject. I looked on amazon and there is way too much to sift through.
     
  2. Neon

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    THE PASSAGE!!!!! :cool:

    Swan Song

    World War Z
     
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  3. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    Swan Song by Robert McCammon, frigging AWESOME book. I could also suggest Floating Dragon by Peter Straub. Had a very "The Stand" vibe to it.
     
  4. Guilty Spark

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    Earth Abides
    Alas, Babylon
    A Canticle For Leibowitz
    On The Beach
    One Second After
    Lucifer's Hammer
    The Postman
    I Am Legend
    The Day Of The Triffids
     
  5. fletcher

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    There is another book I have read but I cant remember the title for the life of me.

    Edit: Alas, Babylon, thats it. GS with the assist.
     
  6. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    Not sure if serious about the passage.
     
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    Not at all. I just did that because apparently according to some people I talk about it too much.


    And by "some people" I mean FBF.
     
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    Alright, I have enough to wade through right now. Thanks for your suggestions. I think I'll start with WWZ and One Second after.
     
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    Just read back my post and it came out wrong. The Passage is most certainly a great Post Apocalyptic book. Just look at the thread we got going for it.
     
  11. whiskeyguy

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    The Stand of course, but that pretty much goes unsaid.

    The Passage, Swan Song, and WWZ are all great.

    Alas, Babylon is also a good read, but it's a little slower.
     
  12. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    You might check out this collection of short stories:

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  13. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling.

    Damn it, I always get to these threads late.
     
  14. Neon

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    I guess The Peace War by Vernor Vinge also sorta qualifies here. It's not your typical "toxic wasteland" type of dystopian future, but I would say it sorta fits in with the other books mentioned here.
     
  15. Mommadeez4u

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    Just finished Peter Heller, goddamn that was some fine writing.

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    Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life–something like his old life–exists beyond the airport. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return–not enough fuel to get him home–following the trail of the static-broken voice on the radio. But what he encounters and what he must face–in the people he meets, and in himself–is both better and worse than anything he could have hoped for.
     
  16. Psychopath

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    Could someone help me out. If you find the audiobook version of The walking dead: The Road To Woodbury on a secret site could you pm me?
     
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    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley?
     
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    I love this thread
     
  21. Neon

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    Yeah, I think we should actually start a bunch of different ones like this. Instead of "good sci-fi" or "good fantasy" we can do threads like "good books about alien planets" or "interesting future technology" or "book about a loser who becomes a hero." This anime message board I post on does that and it's a nice way to find good stuff.
     
  22. whiskeyguy

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    I agree... often I want a pretty specific type of book, which is tough to find without doing the whole "books like [whatever]" search.
     
  23. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    one of my personal favorites ;)

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    Please, we want a book at least half way believable.
     

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