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Good TEOTWAWKI fiction book recommendations? (Vanity)
My own brilliant mind | 11/11/10 | Celtic Cross

Posted on 11/11/2010 7:43:42 AM PST by Celtic Cross

Can anyone recommend some good books of the post-apocolypse-America genre? I read a couple of books that have piqued my interest on the subject.

I'm looking for some books that don't encompass zombies or 26th century steam engine building puritans.

Thanks in advance.


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KEYWORDS: books; fiction; novels; teotwawki
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1 posted on 11/11/2010 7:43:51 AM PST by Celtic Cross
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2 posted on 11/11/2010 7:46:56 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Celtic Cross; Travis McGee

Matt Bracken’s collection:

http://enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/index.htm


3 posted on 11/11/2010 7:47:07 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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"Patriots" by James Wesley Rawles. Check out his website:

Survival Blog

4 posted on 11/11/2010 7:50:38 AM PST by JOAT
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The best one out right now is “One Second After”. Well researched and will make you think of things you may not have before.


5 posted on 11/11/2010 7:51:12 AM PST by Boiling point (Beck / Palin 2012)
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Heinlein's “Farnham’s Freehold”. (1964) Seminal iconography of the genre's conventions still echoes today.
6 posted on 11/11/2010 7:51:12 AM PST by Company Man
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To: Boiling point; Celtic Cross
The best one out right now is “One Second After”.

I was going to make the same suggestion. Get it. Read it.

7 posted on 11/11/2010 7:52:26 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Celtic Cross

Patriots by John Wesley Rawles is a good one.


8 posted on 11/11/2010 7:52:54 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Obama is like a rocket scientist....who's trying to do brain surgery with a hammer.)
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9 posted on 11/11/2010 7:53:52 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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EARTH ABIDES—George Stewart

ALAS, BABYLON—Pat Frank

These two books reveal the current crop of zombie apocalypse books as the utter garbage they are. After you’ve read those, you can move on to what I consider the great novel of post-apocalypse America...

A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOVITZ—Walter M. Miller, Jr.

I don’t want to muddy the waters with too many suggestions. People should read these ones. The Miller influenced one of my first published short stories, but I think one can objectively note that it’s considered a classic.


10 posted on 11/11/2010 7:56:03 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! Mm-yummy! --E. Cartman)
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John Ringo's The Last Centurion. Except for the assumption that Hillery is president at the time of the collapse it reads like today's headlines. Best read I have had in a long time.

11 posted on 11/11/2010 7:56:36 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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Hard to beat the old classics, “Alas, Babylon,” “Earth Abides,” “Maleval,” “The Road,” if you want to stay away from aliens (”Farnham’s Freehold”, an otherwise good read) and supernaturalism (”The Stand”, one of King’s best).


12 posted on 11/11/2010 7:57:29 AM PST by Hootowl
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+1


13 posted on 11/11/2010 7:57:34 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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Check out this Amazon forum discussion about “Newer post-apocalyptic books?”. The list is endless.

“The Passage” is one of the popular ones right now.

http://www.amazon.com/tag/post-apocalyptic/forum/ref=cm_cd_pg_oldest?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1OKNQ14ZHFEI6&cdPage=1&cdSort=newest&cdThread=Tx1KYQCJ41XQI7N&displayType=tagsDetail


14 posted on 11/11/2010 7:57:41 AM PST by Bones Boy
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To: Celtic Cross

I enjoyed “The Descent” although it dragged in the middle a bit.

Congratulations on proper spelling of “piqued”. I feel like banging my head on a desk when I see how it is usually spelled.


15 posted on 11/11/2010 7:58:08 AM PST by linear (Sticklers Unite!)
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To: Celtic Cross
Lights Out
16 posted on 11/11/2010 8:00:43 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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I read Patriots. Pretty interesting, although his writing style is a bit clumky.


17 posted on 11/11/2010 8:01:02 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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His = Rawles

Clumky = Clunky

18 posted on 11/11/2010 8:03:48 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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I wanted to seek treatment for manic depression after reading "The Road" by Cormack McCarthy. OMG that was dark.

Also, one of my favorites is "Judgement Day" by James F David. Not necessarily TEOTWAWKI, but is about a group that discovers anti-gravity and a dictatorship in America.

19 posted on 11/11/2010 8:05:28 AM PST by SwankyC ("I'm no bigot. I will pray with any man." - Samuel Adams)
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Moonview Trucker. It's a paradoy of space operas.

From the description: Dex Doxroy isn't ready to stop driving. But Moonview says it's the law. After an accident in space, an independent freighter pilot and veteran of the War for Habitat Independence (WHI) resists the Moonview Government's attempt to revoke his license. He takes off in his rig for the trade routes to reconnect with his war buddy and wingman, Buster. Pursued by McNiff, a self-promoting administrator, Dex confronts the administrator, his retirement, and his continued existence.

http://www.amazon.com/Moonview-Trucker-Charles-Bowen/dp/1453690093/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1289490551&sr=1-1#_

20 posted on 11/11/2010 8:05:28 AM PST by rhombus
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