What are some good and/or defining books that constitute the post-nuclear apocalypse sub-genre? If not nuclear apocalypse, then maybe I can make do with just any kind of apocalypse.
=Hmm. The only book Ive read is probably The Road by Cormac McCarthy. There are parts of 11/22/63 that cover bits and pieces of a Post-Apocalyptic world.
=I was reading Stephen Kings The Stand. Its a decent read but it wasnt for me. (200 pages in and quit out of boredom) I believe after the 300 mark it dwells more and more in the post-apocalyptic world.
=Some videogames I recommend are the Last of Us and Spec Ops the Line. (The former is within your genre of research the latter just covers a military rescue mission gone to shit)
=Orson Scotts Enders Game should also fall close to your genre. His parallel series Enders Shadow should also do you some good.
Posted July 14th, 2018
Thanks SOH. :) Iíve conveniently read most of those already.
I want to give you a proper response later, but gotta make this cursory one first to keep me on track wrt... that.
I think I fried my brain over the weekend.
Posted July 16th, 2018
=also not a book, but you should watch a boy and his dog
Posted July 18th, 2018
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's [i]Roadside Picnic[/i] is considered a seminal work of weird post-apocalypse science-fiction. Generally underrated in the West, the Strugatsky brothers are responsible for some very lasting works. For instance, [i]Roadside Picnic[/i] is the original work that the [i]S.T.A.L.K.E.R.[/i] video games are based on. Another one of their novels, [i]Hard to Be a God[/i], was adapted into a devastatingly brutal film that I enjoyed very much. It could also somewhat be called a post-apocalypse story, as it takes place in an alternate history where instead of a Renaissance, a violent decimation of intellectuals occurred. The resulting world is unbelievably dark.
Edited July 19th, 2018
=^ hey, i checked out [i]hard to be a god[/i] on your recommendation, and damn that is a good film
Posted July 19th, 2018
>^ hey, i checked out hard to be a god on your recommendation, and damn that is a good film
I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I've been thinking about re-watching it, but I need to set aside an evening for it. I want no distractions. And possibly I want to drag one or two of my less-desensitized friends into it.
Posted July 19th, 2018
I heard good things about I Am Legend, but that's vampires not nuclear warfare I think.
Posted July 27th, 2018