|03-21-2010, 10:09 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
End of the world books?
I'm a big end of the world book fan (The Stand, just about any zombie book etc etc)
I'm trying to get some more recommendations for authors/titles. I found a short list here http://www.doomers.us/forum2/index.php?topic=13504.0 I haven't read through the whole topic yet but it looks promising
|03-21-2010, 10:56 PM||#3|
Argos, Als, Riders out
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Both of them are available for download here at MR, and I've been looking forward to reading them both for some time now.
Since I have not yet read either book, I don't know if Bishop Sheen meant "end of the world" the same way you mean it.
|03-21-2010, 11:15 PM||#4|
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You may find some items of interest in the following MobileRead threads:
|03-21-2010, 11:22 PM||#5|
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jduvall, you might find these of interest. They are some of my favorite ones.
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
Night Of The Triffids by Simon Clark
The Postman by David Brin
When Worlds Collide by Edwym Bulmer
A Canticle For Leibowitz by Walter Miller Jr.
Also, the following list might be of interest to you as well. I have read the majority of them and they are all very good. Unfortunately they are not all available in ebook format.
|03-22-2010, 12:03 AM||#6|
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I just finished and greatly enjoyed #10 on the list you linked to, Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
|03-22-2010, 01:36 AM||#7|
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Wikipedia has a list of apocalyptic & post-apoc fiction. Also, the page about the genre includes some lists, with notes about common themes and so on.
Post-apocalypse is my favorite genre (Theme? Topic?) and I tend to include books in it that don't show up on the normal lists. Atlas Shrugged. (I have a special fondness for social apocalypse, where it's not a war or a plague but gradual breakdown of society until too many little processes have stopped working, and large systems start to collapse.) Starhawk's The Fifth Sacred Thing. Boyett's Ariel. Butler's Xenogenesis trilogy.
|03-22-2010, 03:24 AM||#10|
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|03-22-2010, 04:34 AM||#12|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
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One of the consequences of Geo-restriction in books, leads to searching out alternative authors .... hence ....
Darrell Bain - Pet Plague Trilogy -
book one is a separate story to books 2 & 3; but the trilogy explores the consequences of genetic manipulation, especially when applied human/animals. Not strictly "end of the world", but "end of the world as we know it!".
Some of his other works are good, too ....
|03-22-2010, 09:47 PM||#14|
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I love This Immortal by Roger Zelazny. Also, Joshua Calkins-Treworgy has some great zombie books. Some of Ray Bradbury's short stories are classics.
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