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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 23, 2011 04:40PM) (new)

The votes are in and the theme for March will be Post Apocalyptic. Make your nominations and once we have 5 or 6 nominations we will vote for our selection.

This will be the book we will read starting March 15.


Nominations
Clade by Mark Budz
The Eighth Day by Al Philipson
Shard Mountain by Joseph Mitchell
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason


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I am nominating Clade by Mark Budz. This is set in a world rebuilding after an ecological collapse ...


message 3: by Al "Tank" (new)

Al "Tank" (alkalar) | 231 comments I vote for "The Eighth Day" by Al Philipson.

The main character is the "last man on Earth". He eventually discovers 4 women and an 8-year-old boy who've also survived.

A side story involves a race of aliens who are fleeing their home planet before their sun goes nova. Not a nice bunch and the main character there is a upper level bureaucrat with a shrew for a wife and a boss from hell.

The complete story spans 200 years, and yes, the two races clash in the second half of the book.

Available only as an eBook from Amazon and Smashwords. But then, that keeps the cost down.


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I couldn't find it on Goodreads, but I found on Amazon, Amazon UK and Smashwords ....

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Eighth-Da...
http://www.amazon.com/The-Eighth-Day-...


message 5: by Joseph (last edited Feb 23, 2011 02:56PM) (new)

Joseph Mitchell | 4 comments I'd like to nominate my novel, Shard Mountain, a post-apocalypse fantasy adventure. It's about three guys from our time who wake up the year 2581, two centuries after a global war reduced most of civilization to ruins.

What sets this book apart from most other post-apocalypse stories is that the apocalypse happened two centuries from now, after great advancements in robotics, genetic engineering, and other technologies of the future transformed the world. Then it was all destroyed, and the story begins two centuries later, when our protagonists wake up in a dark metal tomb.

Links to Shard Mountain in its various formats:
Paperback, Kindle, Amazon UK, Nook, Sony, Smashwords (for Apple's iPad and all other ebook formats)


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stormhawk | 75 comments I would like to offer One Second After by William R. Forstchen

(hardback, paperback, Kindle and Nook versions confirmed)


message 7: by Donna (new)

Donna (donnahr) I see that Geoffrey and Greg at least have read it but I am nominating On the Beach. It's a classic post-apocalyptic book written in the 1950's when nuclear holocaust was a very real fear. I have never read it and was actually surprised to find it is available on the Kindle. Not sure about the UK or Nook.


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stormhawk wrote: "I would like to offer One Second After by William R. Forstchen

(hardback, paperback, Kindle and Nook versions confirmed)"



One Second After by William R. Forstchen - isn't in the UK site .. :( ... unfortunately, that's my only peek into international availability.


message 9: by Bryan (new)

Bryan (blyoung) | 5 comments Would Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason count? I read it years ago and thought it was very good. A microbe breaks down all petroleum-based chemicals. (This includes all plastics as well as fuels.)

You can get it on Barnes and Noble's ebook site, I'm pretty sure.


message 10: by Al "Tank" (new)

Al "Tank" (alkalar) | 231 comments Geoffrey wrote: "I couldn't find it on Goodreads, but I found on Amazon, Amazon UK and Smashwords ....

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Eighth-Da......"


Thanks Geoffrey. I forgot to add it to "my books". Did so. For some reason, GR can't seem to find it on Amazon, so I got both the Amazon and Smashwords addresses.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NIFSXO

I forgot to mention that this book is "R" rated. If that's a problem for this group, we might want to bypass it. However, if this is an all-adult (or late teen) group, it should be okay.


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