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Posted on Jul 10, 2010 8:18:35 PM PDT
B. A. Dilger says:
Unless you mean entire underground planet-cities like Asimov's Trantor, I had the paperback once of "Half-Past Human" by T.J.Bass. Humanity, which lived in below ground 'Hives', had been genetically altered to remove their big toes which reduced aggression. Our descendents were called (four toed) Nebishes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2010 6:50:33 AM PDT
K. Rowley says:
If you're still looking, take a look at Duende Meadow by Paul Cook - it's a different take on the fallout shelter...

Posted on May 3, 2011 1:27:41 AM PDT
2theD says:
Reviving a dead thread, yet again... and surprise, I'm not plugging any new novel!

Finished Gemini Rising (1982) in about 2-3 hours. I gave it a rare scathing review, but if you're a completist for the underground science fiction novel, then it's a must read.
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Posted on Aug 18, 2011 3:23:05 AM PDT
2theD says:
Your highness...

"The world had once been free. Men walked openly in the sunlight, gazed at the starry night, dreamed of conquests greater than that of just staying alive. But freedom had died a long time ago, so many hundreds of years in the past that no one really remembered any longer what freedom really meant. Earth was still there, a few hundred feet over their heads, while men crawled through the ancient tunnels like animals, kept in subjugation by drugs, slaves to the most corrupt government ever conceived -- but none dared to go there. The surface was dead, poisoned, taboo -- until the children of Earth's last generation forced their way out of humankind's grave!"

The Unreal People - Martin Siegel

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 10:43:25 PM PDT
J. Zimmerman says:
It was never published in book form, but there was a sequel to Palmer's Emergence called Threshold (I think!) which was serialized in a magazine in the late 1990s/early 2000s IIRC. I think you can find it if you hunt around online.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 10:45:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2011 10:46:23 PM PDT
J. Zimmerman says:
There was a mediocre sci-fi book by Mick Farren titled 'Vickers' which revolved around a several-thousand-people-strong catastrophe shelter. Also, there's a great short story by Keith Laumer in the 'Bolo' universe called 'Night of the Trolls' which sort of fits the bill. And, oh! Near the 2/3 point of the book 'Armageddon 2149 AD' (the origin of 'Buck Rogers') there is a sequence where the Han enemy have created vast underground cities to hide out from the surviving Americans.

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 11:53:11 PM PDT
2theD says:
I keep reviving this thread for the love of the genre!

One more addition, just finished it: Testament XXI (Daw UQ1064).

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2011 1:10:37 AM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
Testament XXI is one of my guilty pleasures, I think I mentioned it above, it's very hardcore new wave. I haven't seen anything else by Snyder either.

Posted on Oct 15, 2011 8:27:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2011 8:30:14 AM PDT
2theD says:
I couldn't decide to rate it 2-stars, 3 or 4 or 5... it's very unusual. Maybe 3-stars was a bit harsh... 4-stars would be a better rating?
Argh, just gotta read it for yourself. Unique. Just that.
(and... doy!... you mentioned the book in the 4th post)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 9:37:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 17, 2011 9:47:58 PM PDT
Tom Rogers says:
@Mike, I think Testament XXI is a touchstone of sorts, it's pretty much designed so that only an unregenerate oldskool new wave fanboy could really love it. In fact, I used it as the example in my massively ignored thread, titled something on the order of "You know you are an X fanboy/girl if you like Y". That's why I don't normally recommend it in these parts. Till Human Voices Wake Us is something that has a similar vibe.
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