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Looking for post apocalyptic or dystopian novel series

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Initial post: Mar 10, 2013, 4:29:52 PM PDT
M. says:
Are there any best seller post apocalyptic or dystopian novel series with the "lone warrior" type? Something like: "The Book of Eli", "Afro Samurai", "V for Vendetta" or "Equilibrium"?

Posted on Mar 10, 2013, 9:47:06 PM PDT
Fullme7al says:
The Children of Men(not really lone warrior though), I Am Legend(I can't believe I couldn't find a cover without Will Smith on it). mmm...since you like Afro samurai(anime) you might like the Vampire Hunter D novels. They are pretty weird though, I frown when I read a dude is carrying four rocket launchers in his hands, it's just sounds so weird and impossible. The first 3 volumes are good, but don't mistake the manga for the novels if you're interested.

Posted on Mar 11, 2013, 11:12:30 AM PDT
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K. R. says:
The Postman by David Brin

Vic and Blood by Harlan Ellison

Posted on Mar 11, 2013, 8:19:04 PM PDT
Not lone warrior type, but how about McDivett's Eternity Road and Leigh Brackett's The Long Tomorrow.

Posted on Mar 13, 2013, 8:58:35 AM PDT
The Dying Earth by Jack Vance. Set so far in the future that today isn't even a myth anymore, magic has been rediscovered, and everybody knows that Earth is dying, the sun is doomed, and so on.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013, 7:00:13 AM PDT
W.T. Keeton says:
There's Cormac MacCarthy's "The Road", which was a huge best-seller. I think there was a film version too, but I haven't seen it. It's about a man and his son who have to travel south to find refuge in a post-Apocalyptic world. It's very well-done, though not one of the best in its sub-genre (though it did win a Pulitzer Prize).

Also, try the gold-standard for post-Apocalyptic: "A Canticle for Liebowitz". After a devastating nuclear war, a small group of monks preserve the artifacts of the earlier world, which are now considered sacred. Spanning many hundreds of years, it's a very powerful story. Not exactly about a "warrior", at least not the kind you're talking about, but it's probably one of the twenty most important english-language novels ever written.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013, 8:23:54 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2013, 12:29:59 PM PDT
Fullme7al says:
I was going to recommend the road, but I wasn't sure if that was lone warrior enough, but it's wortht the shoutout. The movie isn't that bad, it's just the symbolism and metaphors don't really translate to film all that well. for example the fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013, 6:22:09 AM PDT
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W.T. Keeton says:
I think the "I'll kill anyone who messes with my son" aspect qualifies it. It reminds me of the old "Lone Wolf and Cub" manga series, which I suspect (with no evidence whatsoever) might have been an influence on the novel.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013, 3:43:32 PM PDT
Lone Wolf and Cub has absolutely no influence on 'The Road' Trust Me.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013, 5:44:25 PM PDT
J. R Weaver says:
Piers Anthony's 'Battle Circle' trilogy is worth checking out, as is Donald McQuinn's trilogy that begins with 'Warrior'.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013, 10:11:01 PM PDT
Abasio from "A Plague of Angels" might qualify. The book may seem like fantasy at first, but it's not. (Avoid the sequel.)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2013, 5:49:07 AM PDT
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W.T. Keeton says:
Like I said, it was just a suspicion on my part. The two works are very similar in theme and quality, though with very different settings, obviously.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2013, 5:50:07 PM PDT
W. W. Smith says:
You want dystopian, I got dystopian.
Try the 1954 winner of the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel of the year. One of the most famous books ever written. I give you...
Farenheit 451.
I rave, because I've just re-read it in the last year, and I was simply amazed at the genius of Ray Bradbury. Not only because of the stealthy way in which, on the surface, it seems utopian, but actually it's actually the opposite - but also the sheer prophecy exhibited by Bradbury. Remember, this novel was written almost 60(!) years ago.
Read it, and be chilled when you realize how closely what he describes, chronicles what is happening today.

Posted on Mar 21, 2013, 8:29:12 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 22, 2013, 1:23:20 PM PDT
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W.T. Keeton says:
Another really good dystopian novel from the fifties is "The Long Tomorrow" by Leigh Brackett. Recently reprinted in the Library of America's 1950's Sci-Fi anthology.

American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s

Posted on Mar 25, 2013, 2:00:06 PM PDT
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Dog Lover says:
Reported for self-promotion violation.

The FIRST thread on this forum - pinned to the top of the discussion list:



Posted on Mar 25, 2013, 11:24:09 PM PDT
J. R Weaver says:
Not only is it ridiculous self-promotion, it has nothing to do with what the OP was looking for. Double dose of stupid.

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Posted on Mar 27, 2013, 9:12:34 AM PDT
The sea is boiling hot by George Bamber
Humanity has to live in domes because the Earth is so polluted that you die if you go outside.
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