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Old 10-20-2014, 09:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Quick question, what is the normal scenario in these books that sets up an apocalyptic scenario. Is it World War and natural disasters etc or something more creative?
The Stand - Super Flu
Swan Song - Nuclear War
Dark Advent - Virus
The Road - ????
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Nuclear War
On the Beach - Nuclear War
The Wool/Shift/Dust series - Nuclear War
Earth Abides - Virus
One Second After - EMP
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Out of the books you've listed I've only read The Road, which was amazing. While the film is good too, it really doesn't do the book justice. I definitely shed a few tears after reading it. Really makes you realize how much we take things like waterfalls and cans of coke for granted hah.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Also, I like how vague McCarthy is about how the world came to be so, uh, post apocalyptic-y. Could be a combination of the other scenarios you just listed there.
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Also, I like how vague they are about how the world came to be so, uh, post apocalyptic-y. Could be a combination of the other scenarios you just listed there.
At one point in the story he talks about a building with melted windows so I figured nuclear war.

I also shed a few tears at the end. On the Beach had me just about bawling. That book destroyed me.
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At one point in the story he talks about a building with melted windows so I figured nuclear war.

I also shed a few tears at the end. On the Beach had me just about bawling. That book destroyed me.
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The Stand - Super Flu
Swan Song - Nuclear War
Dark Advent - Virus
The Road - ????
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Nuclear War
On the Beach - Nuclear War
The Wool/Shift/Dust series - Nuclear War
Earth Abides - Virus
One Second After - EMP
Cheers have noted this list and will probably start with the Stand.
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Mondo, I have Lucifer's Hammer on the way from Amazon. Ever read "The Legacy of Heorot" by those same authors? Killer SciFi. It's the only novel I've read all the way through 3 times.
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Huge fan here.
have you guys read any of the Metro books ? There are like 40+ out, by various authors. I read .. 9 I think, all that came out in Poland. Have they published any of that in the "west" ? Or are you missing out ? Because you are!
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This?

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-2033-Eng...rds=metro+2033
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Not sure if it counts but World War Z by Max Brooks might be my favourite post-apocalypse novel, although considering society doesn't fully crumble it's hard to say if it counts. Then again the word apocalypse was originally used to describe some massive revelation or change so I guess it does.

OH there's also Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw, it's a post-apocalypse novel about jam that devours organic matter. It's pretty funny, it's basically the unnatural spunk baby produced by a mutual masturbation session involving Grant Naylor, Douglas Adams, and Terry Pratchett.
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