|12-14-2010, 08:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Wanted - Earth Based Sci Fi or Post Apocalyptic
I love earth based SciFi and Post Apocalyptic books and will be ready to start a new one soon.
Generally realistic(ish) style ones eg:-
George R Stewart - Earth Abides
John Christopher - The Death of Grass
Scott Sigler - EarthCore
James Rollins - Subterranean
Or even Dean Koontz at a push
but not the likes of
Harry Turtledove or Piers Anthony all of which are way to weird.
|12-14-2010, 09:08 AM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Nook Color
Try the Postman by David Brin, Days of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson, also, this list might help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...lyptic_fiction Feel free to ask me, I have read probably 3/4 of the list. Love Post-Apocalyptic and Alternate world type fiction
|12-14-2010, 09:18 AM||#4|
Reading is sexy
Join Date: Apr 2009
I LOVED Earth Abides. I'll be checking out a couple of the others you mentioned.
Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard (weak ending, but the rest of the book made up for it)
World War Z by Max Brooks (zombie eotwawki fiction)
Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman (light, easy read)
Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I haven't read this one, but I've heard great things and it's on my TBR list
The World Ends in Hickory Hollow by Ardath Mayhar
Last edited by queentess; 12-14-2010 at 09:35 AM.
|12-14-2010, 10:22 AM||#5|
Witless protection Agent
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Someone just asked about this type of book in this thread:
|12-14-2010, 10:54 AM||#6|
Join Date: May 2008
Device: Nook STR, iPad
Earth Abides is the standard for PA. Check out
Where late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
Z is for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
|12-14-2010, 01:13 PM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
Device: Kindle PW, PRS-650, iPhone 4, iPad 4
Don't forget The Road, by McCarthy. Not exactly SF but definitely post apocalyptic.
|12-14-2010, 01:23 PM||#9|
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|12-14-2010, 04:05 PM||#10|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. Louis
Device: Kindle Keyboard, Nook HD+
One I really enjoyed as a kid was The Pelbar Cycle by Paul O. Williams. 7 books in the series (and I am sad to learn that he passed away last year)
Only seems to be on the Kindle though (and a little pricey)
|12-14-2010, 04:52 PM||#11|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: iPad, iPhone 4S
Orson Scott Card has a nice new "real earth, near future" sci series called "Empire".
|12-14-2010, 05:00 PM||#12|
Join Date: May 2008
Device: Galaxy Nexus
How about Pat Frank's Alas, Babylon? I have to admit I've never read it myself (and probably should), but it seems to fit the requirements.
|12-14-2010, 05:27 PM||#13|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Endicott, NY
Device: Sony PRS-600, R.I.P.- Kobo Mini :(
Just trying to come up with something that's not already mentioned, but I really enjoyed "Eternity Road" by Jack McDevitt.
|12-14-2010, 05:34 PM||#14|
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Location: Kapolei, Oahu, HI
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|12-14-2010, 05:59 PM||#15|
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I would suggest you also consider books by William Gibson. They are generally near future cyperpunk.
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