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Looking for good "end of the world" or post apocolyptic books


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Initial post: Oct 6, 2011 11:39:50 AM PDT
Something like "The Stand" by King, or "I am Legend"my Matteson. I do like the TV series "The Walking Dead" as well. Something about people trying to survive after a major cataclysmic event.

Nothing religious based though..

Any ideas?

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 1:03:18 PM PDT
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter Miller
This Is The Way The World Ends - James Morrow

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 1:23:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 6, 2011 1:28:00 PM PDT
M. Castillo says:
The Stand by Steven King
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
Feed by Mira Grant (zombie book)
The Passage by Justin Cronin
One Second After by William R. Forstchen
Day by Day Armageddon by J.L. Bourne (zombie)
Plague of the Dead by ZA Recht (zombie)

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 1:41:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 6, 2011 7:06:39 PM PDT
Rawrr says:
I second the Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy) rec.

The Reapers Are the Angels: A Novel by Alden Bell

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (note that this is YA).

Aftertime (Luna Books) by Sophie Littlefield

Plague Year by Jeff Carson

The Road (Oprah's Book Club) by Cormac Mccarthy (heh...this one's a bit of a downer).

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 2:01:14 PM PDT
I second Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. Great book!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 5:50:36 PM PDT
Rob says:
Avoid S.M. Stirling books. His emberverse series is cool, but it is inundated with religion. Although, he does include several of them, and treats each equally.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 5:53:39 PM PDT
Rob says:
Try James W. Rawles. His latest book, survivors, is not bad. It has an awesome legal disclaimer at the books beginning,saying don't build or make anything I talk about in this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2011 7:14:40 PM PDT
trouble says:
One Second After by William R. Forstchen
one of the best.
just finished it.
this is actually a possibility.

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 7:32:02 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 7, 2011 1:13:00 AM PDT
The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead Tossed Waves and The Dark and Hollow places by Carrie Ryan this series is excellent. Although this is a YA series I am nearly 50 and loved all of the books.

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 4:16:17 AM PDT
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank.

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2011 4:52:11 PM PDT
Linda, Jennifer did say, "Nothing religious based though.."

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 6:19:41 PM PDT
Um, yeah. "Left behind"just isn't my cup of tea.

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, am reading synopsis now and will order some from my swap club soon!

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 6:26:04 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2011 6:37:25 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 7, 2011 6:40:26 PM PDT
12xyzbooks says:
World Made by Hand, author is James Howard Kunstler

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 9:59:43 PM PDT
Amsterdam 2012 on Kindle---little different perspective by Ruth Francisco

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 4:48:59 AM PDT
The Road - Cormac McCarthy

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2011 9:44:02 AM PDT
Zach Peters says:
Second this

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 11:25:33 AM PDT
ooh great suggestions. Thanks! Read The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan so far and liked it a lot. Bought Swan Song and The Road for reading next..

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 1:37:50 PM PDT
The MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood is fantastic! The first book is Oryx and Crake. It's about how the world is destroyed when people start genetically modifying everything! As a daughter of a genetisist myself, these books are so interesting and amazingly intellectual. But still have an amazing story line.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2011 1:44:48 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 15, 2011 4:00:34 PM PDT
Clay's Ark by Octavia Butler

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 12:33:21 AM PDT
flick magnet says:
The Hunger Games.by Suzanne Collins is a great 3 book series.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2011 8:39:13 AM PST
Bob Fray says:
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven (SciFi) The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known.... includes cannibalism and other fun stuff

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 8:48:38 AM PST
Ralph Davis says:
Daemon, by Daniel Suarez, is an excellent book that offers a new take on that sort of thing. However, it's more of events leading up to a major shift in civilization, rather than a post-apocalyptic story.
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