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SHTF movies and books. you know you love 'em!

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by speelyei, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    You know we all love that post-apocalypse stuff. Review/suggest books and movies on the subject, please. I have a bunch, but i'm interested to hear from other folks first.
     
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    swing2hard Southern Oregon Member

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    Loved reading "Lights Out" by Halffast
     
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    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
     
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  4. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I've read
    Alas Babylon: life in a post-nuclear Florida town, good easy read, dated.

    The Earth Abides: life in the Western US post-pandemic, interesting, very dated.

    The Last Ship: life aboard a Nuclear Destroyer post-nuclear apocalypse, long, sometimes difficult, like three different books stuck together.

    The Stand: realistically scary depiction of an outbreak of a pandemic, good vs evil horror.

    WarDay: Two reporters set off coss country after minimal nuclear attack.

    The Hot Zone: not really post-apocalypse, but definitely an interesting and easy to read look at disease an it's vectors. The movie sucked unimagineably, as if there is no connection to the very well written book.

    I'll think of more... some of those I read a long time ago, wouldn't mind reading again.

    Movies:
    Omega Man, Charlton Heston, post-pandemic
    Planet of the Apes, Heston, all time classic
    The Quiet Earth, kinda cool, dated 80's movie from New Zealand
    On The Beach, impending fallout guarantees disaster for Australia
    Mad Max. **** yeah!!
    Road Warrior
    Beyond Thunderdome
    28 Days Later
    Night of the Living Dead, black and white, top of my list!
    Andromeda Strain, 1970's satellite brings virus to earth
    Six String Samurai, after the collapse, Las vegas needs a new rock & roll king...
    A boy and his dog, classic
    Logans Run
    The Postman... ahh, it wasn't that bad!
    Waterworld.... ditto
    12 monkeys
     
  5. MossyOak

    MossyOak St Helens Oregon New Member

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    Nice list.

    What no "Red Dawn"?:laugh::thumbup:
     
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    Monkeyman Portland, OR Member

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    But definitely TSHTF:

    -Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. Yes, it's 1168 pages. Read it. Written in 1957, describes in eerie detail what's going on in Washington, and all over, today. Rand escaped from Russia to New York, and knows totalitarianism in and out.

    -Red Dawn!!!!!!
     
  7. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    WOLVERINES!!!!! :thumbup:

    Ditto on the Lucifer's Hammer book. I still remember parts of that book even though I haven't read it in over 20 years. Same thing with Atlas Shrugged.
     
  8. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    The Survivalist series by Jerry Ahern The books in this series are heavy with descriptions of the weapons the protagonists use to survive and prosecute a seemingly never-ending war amongst the remnants of the superpowers from pre-apocalypse times.:thumbup:

    Ashes Series by William W. Johnstone this series had a lot of shooting, sex, and just general mayhem.

    +1 Lucifer's Hammer
     
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    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse
    Out of the Ashes series, by William W. Johnstone
    Earth Abides by George Stewart
    Unintended Consequences by John Ross
    Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken
    Last of the Breed by Louis L’Amour
    The Freeman by Jerry Ahern
    Farnham's Freehold, Robert Heinlein

    I have many more,but these are well worth the read.
    RK
     
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    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  11. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Good read....will have to check out some of the other
     
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    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Kennedy Beaverton Member

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    World War Z...
     
  14. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I have every variation of the novel Rawles wrote,it eventually ended up being called Patriots.
    Each time it was rewrote,updated,renamed,etc
    It was free on the net until it was published.
    RK