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Offline Haddeen Sol

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Any nice postapoc?
« on: October 24, 2005, 05:34:13 am »
Right now, I have no reading material, and am desperate for a change of pace. So, does anybody know any nice post-apocalyptic books? Preferably something retardedly hard, and long, too. Come on, people, the internet has never steered me wrong.

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Re: Any nice postapoc?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005, 06:56:08 am »
If you cant find one, why not write one? Come on how hard can it be?

Heres an idea to start you off i just thought of this second: For the sake of curiosity and nothing else, scientists increase the gravitational pull of the moon 100 fold- the earth is plagued by supertides which alternately engulf half of the planet in water the hight of mt. Everest. The disaster also unleashed a deadly plague from an army testing lab and attracted the attention of malevolent aliens from beyond saturn! the heroes are a sexy and unorthodox female scientist (not in any field, shes just a scientist), a wisecracking Gangsta rapper and a trappist Monk who broke his vow of silence when he saw the moon get really big. Ummm, they have to get to the capital city of earth (which floats around on a big raft) to escape the mauruading gangs of zombies and Bikers which inhabit the alternately submereged ocean floors. And someone has to find out if their twin brother survived the calamity. - Pretty good eh? It can be as long as you like, think Paradise lost meets the Bible. It can be somones Magnum Opus.
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Offline Leng

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Re: Any nice postapoc?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005, 07:20:21 pm »
mines better

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Re: Any nice postapoc?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 09:09:08 pm »
Folk of the Fringe isn't too bad by Orson Scott Card.
I preffer his Ender series's though.
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Re: Any nice postapoc?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2006, 10:02:01 am »
If you want something apocalyptic why not watch some random anime ;). It will probably feature Tokyo after a nuclear meltdown or after World War III.

But to stay on topic: I have no idea what books to suggest!
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Re: Any nice postapoc?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2006, 03:13:00 pm »
The only thing that still gives me this desperate post-apoc feeling is Fallout (2)....
Though I read a TNG book a while back that involved a pretty apocalyptic setting.......that was pretty close....
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Re: Any nice postapoc?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2006, 04:22:24 pm »
Try the Death Lands series. A number of different authors have contributed, but personally, I think James Axler is the best of them.

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Re: Any nice postapoc?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 04:17:16 am »
Phillip K Dick has written a lot of stories that take place after the commie attack. The only novel I can think of right now is Dr. Bllodmoney (and how we got along after the bomb), but several of his short stories(Golden Man, Precious Artefact). You can read some stories here:

They are not long and hard, though.