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Old 05-26-2011, 10:03 PM   #16
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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood is sublime; Year of the Flood is a respectable follow up.
The Road is also highly recommended.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:04 PM   #17
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:00 AM   #18
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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. Not sure if it's available in e-formats yet, though.
This is one of the few books I had to read for school that I actually liked a lot. Good book.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:50 AM   #19
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:12 AM   #20
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I remember this one as being pretty good. Has been a long time though:

Paul Auster - In the Country of Last Things

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Old 05-27-2011, 08:30 AM   #21
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_Ariel_ is an amazing book which transcends age.

_Systemic Shock_ is the first book in a trilogy --- the remaining 2/3rds of the story happens after things have fallen apart.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:00 PM   #22
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I finnished Systemic Shock, and if anybody is interested, or for future reference if someone searches for this title:
I liked the book, although it is up to and including the end not in a post-apocalyptic, in my opinion not even an apocalyptic setting. Yes in the beginning it looks like an apocalypse, and yes, many people die, but the central government remains, and many countries remain more or less the same.
The second half of the book is nothing else than a "normal" war/agent story, with some mentioning of the big war. Furthermore the author continuously switches from "The US" to first person plural, sometimes even in mid-sentence, or even twice in a sentence.

nevertheless i liked the book enough to read the second one.

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Old 05-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #23
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Yup, the whole post was going to be "Lucifer's Hammer is slow to start but gets rolling in the second half, you should give it and chance and finish it".

However, my wife took a bad fall and I had to rush her to the emergency room so I basically shut everything I was doing down in a semi-panic and left to take care of business. Didn't even realize I'd posted until today, I thought I had canceled out.

Regardless, a "different" kind of apocalypse story is "Magic Time" by Marc Zicree, or perhaps Ariel: A Book of the Change by Steven R. Boyett

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #24
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Yup, the whole post was going to be "Lucifer's Hammer is slow to start but gets rolling in the second half, you should give it and chance and finish it".

However, my wife took a bad fall and I had to rush her to the emergency room so I basically shut everything I was doing down in a semi-panic and left to take care of business. Didn't even realize I'd posted until today, I thought I had canceled out.

Regardless, a "different" kind of apocalypse story is "Magic Time" by Marc Zicree, or perhaps Ariel: A Book of the Change by Steven R. Boyett
Oh, in this case i am really sorry, I hope she's okay?
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If you want to go the Zombie Apocalypse angle, I have a ton of good suggestions for you. However, that didn't seem like the type of thing you are looking for.
Ooohhh yes please! I do!
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #26
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:42 PM   #27
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Oh go on. You know you want to
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #28
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Apocalyptic fiction is probably my favorite genre - I really enjoyed Philip K. Dicks's "Dr. Bloodmoney". Enjoyable cold-war scare era apocalyptica.
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Ooohhh yes please! I do!
No problem:

Twilight of the Dead by Travis Atkins
After Twilight: Walking with the Dead by Travis Atkins
Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne
Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne
Dead City by Joe McKinney
Down the Road by Bowie Ibarra
Down the Road: On the Last Day by Bowie Ibarra
Down the Road: Fall of Austin by Bowie Ibarra
Plague of the Dead by Z.A. Recht
Dying to Live by Kim PaffenrothThunder and Ashes by Z.A. Recht
Dying to Live: Life Sentence by Kim Paffenroth
Dying to Live: Last Rites by Kim Paffenroth
Dead Earth by Mark Justice
Dead Earth: The Green Dawn by Mark Justice
Eden by Tony Monchinski
World War Z by Max Brooks
Monster Island by David Wellington
Monster Nation by David Wellington
Monster Planet by David Wellington
Feed By Mira Grant


All but the first two should be on Amazon or B&N, not sure if Kobo or Sony has them.
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Twilight of the Dead by Travis Atkins
After Twilight: Walking with the Dead by Travis Atkins
Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne
Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile by J.L. Bourne
Dead City by Joe McKinney
Down the Road by Bowie Ibarra
Down the Road: On the Last Day by Bowie Ibarra
Down the Road: Fall of Austin by Bowie Ibarra
Plague of the Dead by Z.A. Recht
Dying to Live by Kim PaffenrothThunder and Ashes by Z.A. Recht
Dying to Live: Life Sentence by Kim Paffenroth
Dying to Live: Last Rites by Kim Paffenroth
Dead Earth by Mark Justice
Dead Earth: The Green Dawn by Mark Justice
Eden by Tony Monchinski
World War Z by Max Brooks
Monster Island by David Wellington
Monster Nation by David Wellington
Monster Planet by David Wellington
Feed By Mira Grant


All but the first two should be on Amazon or B&N, not sure if Kobo or Sony has them.


Which one would you recommend someone (me) should start with?
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