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chity
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re: Books about the end of the world
Battlefield Earth, L. Ron Hubbard.

Note: there is no scientology propaganda


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prplhze2000
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Parts Unknown
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Books about the end of the world
Lucifer’s Hammer


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crazycubes
Member since Jan 2016
4091 posts

re: Books about the end of the world
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The Postman
i'm assuming leaps and bounds better than the move, right?


crazycubes
Member since Jan 2016
4091 posts

re: Books about the end of the world
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One year after?
i didn't think it was as good as One Second After, but it was ok.


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Tiger Voodoo
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Member since Mar 2007
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re: Books about the end of the world
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The Postman


i'm assuming leaps and bounds better than the move, right?



Shit, sorry just seeing this.

But yeah, the movie has very very little in common with the book other than the general premise of a drifter finding the bag of mail and traveling from town to town pretending to be a Postman from the Reconstituted US Government in the East.


I will say that the last act of the novel is out of left field and takes away a bit from what was a really good post apocalyptic story.

I still like the book a lot and reread it often, but don’t blame Costner for trying to change the story in a way to avoid that ending.

That said, there were lots of ways to do it without changing the entire thing from the start.

Definitely still recommend it though for the first three quarters or so if you are a fan of the genre


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Big Chipper
LSU Fan
Charlotte, NC
Member since Sep 2008
1857 posts

re: Books about the end of the world
Man, this was a tough read. I loved the concept, the setting and most of the plot. The problem I had was that Stephenson would drag you into 4 pages on some obscure scientific concept every four pages. It was a slog...


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Centinel
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South Carolina
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Books about the end of the world
I'm suprised no one has mentioned Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke or The Forge of God by Greg Bear.

Both are excellent sci-fi end of the world stories.


DannyB
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Bagram, Afghanistan
Member since Aug 2010
6049 posts

re: Books about the end of the world
Since L Ron Hubbard has been thrown out here then...

Left Behind books

Based on a dispensationalist interpretation of prophecies in the Biblical books of Revelation, Daniel, Isaiah and Ezekiel, Left Behind tells the story of the end times (set in the contemporary era), in which true believers in Christ have been "raptured" (taken instantly to heaven), leaving the world shattered and chaotic. As people scramble for answers, an obscure Romanian politician named Nicolae Jetty Carpathia rises to become secretary-general of the United Nations, promising to restore peace and stability to all nations. What most of the world does not realize is that Carpathia is actually the Antichrist foretold in the Bible. Coming to grips with the truth and becoming born-again Christians, airline pilot Rayford Steele, his daughter Chloe, their pastor Bruce Barnes, and young journalist Cameron "Buck" Williams begin their quest as the Tribulation Force to help save the lost and prepare for the coming Tribulation, in which God will rain down judgment on the world for seven years.


LSURoss
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Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Books about the end of the world
Holy crap. This one will be next.

I read The Road and it was fantastic. Listened to one year after on audible(had a free token and a lot of driving to do) which was good. Going to start Battlefield Earth tomorrow.


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TheFonz
LSU Fan
Somewhere in Louisiana
Member since Jul 2016
8271 posts

re: Books about the end of the world
"On The Beach" by Neville Shute. The Gregory Peck movie was good; the book is better.

"Resurrection Day" by Brendan DuBois

"Warday" by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka

An as mentioned before, "Alas, Babylon," "The Postman," and "Lucifer's Hammer."


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