Sunday, March 25, 2012

The List of 50

This is a partial list of apocalypse -n-progress or post-apocalyptic  novels that I have not read but that I have on hand. 

To get to 50, I only had to list off the unread novels in my Kindle:

Driving Toward Disaster, Ron Foster

Matthew and the Derelict Joseph Wood

Omnilingual H. Beam Piper

The Last Pilgrims Michael Bunker

Apocalypse Island, Mark Edward Hall

Seed, Rob Ziegler

The Eagle has Crashed, Ted Lacksonen

Half Past Midnight, Sam Winston

Invasion: Alaska Vaughn Heppner

Torn, Various Authors

The Bunker Book 1, E.J. Camacho

Desperate Times, Nicholas Aritinozzi

Bio-Angel, Des Michaels

Tinker’s Plague, Stephen B. Pearl

The Heirloom, Richard Davies

The Knight of the Long Knives, Fritz Leiber

Pike, Benjamin Whitmer

The Judas Syndrome, Michael Poelt

EXOS, Michael Ammann

Rhubarb Culture, David C. Waldron

Through Darkest America (Extended Version?), Neal Barret Jr.

The Old Man and the Wasteland, Nick Cole

Terminator Gene, Ian Irvine,

Life Lottery, Ian Irvine

The Last Albatross, Ian Irvine

The Great Collapse, Jeff W. Horton

Surviving Passion (The Shattered World), Maia Underwood

The Breach, Patrick Lee

Ranchero, Rick Gavin

Shut Down, W.R. lynn

Grants Pass, Various Authors

After the Apocalypse, Maureen McHugh

The A-men, John Trevillian

Outside- A post Apocalyptic Novel, Shalini Boland

As Wind in Dry Grass- H. Grant Llewellyn

Race Against the Machine, Erik Brynjolfsson

Eyes of God, Philip Babcock

Scourge of an Agnostic God, Michael Juge

The Oblivian Society, Marcus Alexander Hart

Renewal, JF Perkins

The Purple Cloud, M.P. Shields

Ashes of the Earth- A Mystery of Post Apocalyptic  America, Elizabeth Bear

Hammered, Elizabeth Bear

Catastrophia, Various Authors

Earth Hour, Ken MacLeod

Noise: A Novel, Darin Bradley

Welcome to the Greenhouse, Gordon Van Gelder

Julian Comstock:  A Story of 22nd Century…, Robert Charles Wilson

A Land of Ash, Various Author

The Bayour Trilogy, Daniel Woodrell

A Winter’s Bone:  A Novel

Savage Night, Jim Thompson

2003: The Real Story of What Happens to America, Albert Brooks

2084: An Oral History of the Great Warming, James Powell

Deep Winter, Thomas Sherry

Love in the Time of the Apocalypse, Gregory Blecha

That is more than 50.  I did it in a hurry.   There a couple of titles that may not be within genre, but I have not even touched the physical books on hand. Since I have an interest in the “history” of the genre, I have more pre-Kindle titles on hand than Kindle ones.

I could easily get through these titles in a year if I avoid too many long boring slogs (aka – Directive 51), and stopped reading non-fiction.   Mind you long books that are good (Earth Abides, and so far Warday) are perfectly fine, even if they slow up the mad frenzy of reviews.  It is easier to keep notes in the pre-kindle books (kindle note keeping gets cumbersome if you note to many items), and a little easier to do the reviews, so I do have a tendency to grab the non-Kindle titles first.


kymber said...

ok. i guess i believe you now. but man - i have been checking some of the titles on the internet and there are some real interesting reads on that list. gonna have to find some of them second-hand. i like used books. thanks for sharing, buddy!

your friend,

Degringolade said...

Might want to try on "Fitzpatrick's War" by Theodore Judson. You may well find it interesting

russell1200 said...

D: Thanks, I have seen it. The problem with P-A stories that far after the collapse is that they are often more a way to tell a story within a completely different setting (in this case a retelling of Alexander the Great) without being complete fantasy.

K: Yes, they may not all be great (I haven't read them yet after all), but at least they passed the first filter of wretchedness. But be forewarned that Kindle titles are cheap, so I sometimes buy a little impulsively. Even more so than usual.

Degringolade said...

What I found the most intriguing about FW is the way that population and technology had stabilized. That is the real food for thought that I had coming out of the read.

Technology won't go away, even the highest technology, the key will be how it will be integrated and to what extent

russell1200 said...

D: Allright, allright LOL.

It wouldn't even be my first faux Alexander the Great (via Augustus Ceaser) read.

But it is being added to a very long list. You don't even have half of it here.

It is a good thing I read fast.

Humble wife said...

Do you ever get bummed out during your readings?


russell1200 said...

I am always going to be reading something. Usually multiple books at one time.

I loved the few survival in a distress books that I read growing up (generally cozies), but pre-internet they were hard to find consistently. Compared to the non-fiction I read, they are pretty light and fluffy.