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vodkacop
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books on EMP's


Put this here because it has to do with the government shutting down and being attacked by terrorist. I'm looking for any good fictional books about EMP blast set off by terrorist. Just finished reading "77 days in September" by Ray Gorham and it was damn good , "Lights Out" by David Crawford, not as good but still pretty good and "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen. This book was great. The best out of the 3 but 77 days wasnt far below it.






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Icceytiger
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Black out by Jason Elam is a good book part of the Riley Copper series





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HubbaBubba
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Obsess much?





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HailToTheChiz
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so One Second After was the best?

all of those books deals with emps going off in the US?






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lsufan112001
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one second was in the US, Smokey mountain area. Lights out was too damn long.





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RCDfan1950
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"One Second After" by William R. Forstchen. This book was great.


Geez! I was bummed for two weeks after reading that thing. Way too plausible!

Good luck.







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vodkacop
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Wow. Would you like to burn all of our books? Im obsess, but you're the one who comes and trolls in a post you have nothing positive to add to? Mmmkay. Good talk see ya out there.





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vodkacop
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Yes i agree it was a bummer, kind of the extreme, but possible.
Its the way i would see us heading if we were attacked and one of the likeliest scenarios of us being attacked by terrorist. A dirty bomb is also very plausible.






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vodkacop
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Yes they all deal with the subject of EMP blasts going off in the US.





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bunky
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I recommend "Goldeneye" the move, then a brisk round of the video game for the Nintendo 64.





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Willie Stroker
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Would it be tough taking the content seriously if you're reading it on a Kindle? I'd go for it just for the irony.





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CITWTT
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There should be some history volume on the EMP in the 1800s that fried everything "electrical" in the era. Telegraphs were the number one thing effected the most.





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MikeD
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I read 'One Second After'. It is not really about the EMP itself but about society after one of these events. It was a good read but not technical at all.





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foshizzle
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A terrorist EMP attack isn't happening. To maximize the effect you need your explosion to be very high altitude. For example, the late 50's and early 60's tests exploring EMP effects involved nuclear blasts as high as 250 miles up. That's higher than the space station orbits. The minimum altitude was still something like 30 miles and the effects were notably smaller.

I don't see Al-Qaeda (or any other similar outfit) being able to pull this one off. You could count the number of nations that could do it with the fingers on one hand.






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vodkacop
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I Dont think it will but like as i said earlier, in my opinion, its the likeliest scenario besides a dirty bomb.





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vodkacop
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Eh i read mine on my razr with the nook app lol.





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vodkacop
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quote:

I read 'One Second After'. It is not really about the EMP itself but about society after one of these events. It was a good read but not technical at all.


Which is the parts i actually like reading. Some authors are alot grimmer than others. Plus its kind of like a survivors guide to what you would need to survive if the power grid did go down. You would be surprised at some of the things you take for granted and smaller things you would forget to stock up on for major disasters like a hurricanes and power failures. Everyone expects the guvmint to come in and fix everything, but as those of us that live in hurricane areas already know, they aint in no hurry. Ok thanks for yalls responses, i just have alot of down time being offshore and was on a book reading spree and it just happened to be about EMP's or how people survived right after a catastrophe. Preferably fiction. Non-fiction is just way to depressing reading about lol






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Slickback
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I thought One Second After was great, but haven't read any of the others.





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foshizzle
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quote:

in my opinion, its the likeliest scenario besides a dirty bomb.


In that case we're safe from either.






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The synopsis makes it sound a lot like Jericho.





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