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Disaster Books
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I wanted to share a few books I read recently that fictionalize the survival experience. They are not how-to books, but novels, so take them with a grain of salt.

Cyberstorm -Mathew Mather - A New York City man and his family lives through an attack on the power grid coupled with other terrorist actions during a blizzard.

77 days in September - Ray Gorham - A man walks from Huston to Montana to reunite with his family after an EMP pulse wipes out all electronics in North America. Also how his wife copes at home in his absence. (Part 1 of a 2 or 3 part series but it stands alone.)

A Distant Eden - Lloyd Tackitt - A solar flare disrupts the power grid. Follows the actions of a prepper through the formation of tribal groups.

All three are four+ star reviews on Amazon and all are by fairly new authors. I was able to get all of them free on Kindle but they may be a few bucks now. They would be free to borrow for Prime members.
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I love post apocalyptic/apocalyptic books. I've tried a couple of the self published amazon books but a lot of them are painful to read. I'll definitely look into the ones you recommend!
I wish we'd get a couple more big budget films on the topic.


THE JAKARTA PANDEMIC: I thought this book was a fresh take on "PA" books. He focuses on 1 family and the street they live on. He has another in the same universe but I haven't read it yet. As you probably guessed it's about a disease.

One Second After: was really well written. It's been awhile but from what I remember it's about an emp.

One of my fav is Lucifer's Hammer. It's a little slow in the beginning but it gets much better towards the end. It's about a comet.
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I hear that Cyberstorm is being made into a big budget movie.
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Coops;141995 Wrote:I hear that Cyberstorm is being made into a big budget movie.

Not sure how they lived thru any disaster in NYC without having guns. Dodgy
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spblademaker;142005 Wrote:
Coops;141995 Wrote:I hear that Cyberstorm is being made into a big budget movie.

Not sure how they lived thru any disaster in NYC without having guns. Dodgy

They do in the book. Not saying legal ones, but shotguns and .38 cal pistols are talked about.
I should add that the heroes in two of these books are so trusting and ethical, they refuse to shoot at known bad guys even after being robbed and shot at. But they quickly learn that the new code of conduct demands ruthless action.

However, in Distant Eden, which takes place in Texas, the guy shoots a cop an hour into the disaster rather than give up his car. His rationale and explanation is closer to the way it would likely be. In fact, in the forward, the author clains to be wrting a how-to survive book in the guise of a novel.
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Just reading One Second After again. Scary shit. Scarier still, is that the national electric grid could be protected from EMP for $2 billion, and our government refuses to spend the money to do it.
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Ten*K;142030 Wrote:Just reading One Second After again. Scary shit. Scarier still, is that the national electric grid could be protected from EMP for $2 billion, and our government refuses to spend the money to do it.


2 billion? How? What is needed. Personally I think power lines should be very small lengths with capacitors and DC only. You just string a lot of them together and they relay power to each other to form the big powerline. I don't know why, but it sounds like a good idea.
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