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Name 3 best prep/surv/post apocalyptic movie/novels (honorable mentions allowed)

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  1. Lord Bear

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    Fiction only please. Name 3 favorite/best and 3 honorable mentions. I'll start.
    1) Island in the Sea of Time Trilogy by S. M. Stirling
    2) Dies the Fire Trilogy by S. M. Stirling
    3) Janissaries by Jerry Pournelle
    Honorable mentions.
    1) Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
    2) Wolf and Iron by Gordon R. Dickson
    3) Tunnel in the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein
     
  2. Lord Bear

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    Re: Name 3 best prep/surv/post apocalyptic movie/novels (honorable mentions allo

    Holy Moly I forgot but my 1st 6 choices still stand for sheer entertainment value and the insights they provide...the originals...the first...the two and only...Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe.
     
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    Books:

    Alas Babylon
    Tunnel through the Sky (Heinlein)
    Wolf and Iron


    Movies:
    Panic in the Year Zero
    War of the Worlds (1953 version, not the joke with Tom Cruise)
    28 days
     
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    The Sandra Bullock drug rehab movie?
     
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    :lolhammer: :lolhammer:
     
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    Books:

    One second After
    Lights out
    And a few others I cant remember the name of right now... ;)
     
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    Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" short story/novella NOT the movie version
     
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    Books
    I Am Legend (book from 1954) by Richard Matheson
    Alas Babylon

    Movies
    Omega Man (starring Charlton Heston) (adaptation of I am Legend the book)
    I am Legend
     
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    28 days later....
     
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    Just 1 - after I found out it wasn't a horror book, and after much encouragement I read

    Stephen King's "The Stand" - I read it as a teenager in high school in the early 80's -
    + for many years, I thought it was the best book ever written outside of the Bible.

    Didn't see the movie when it got made into one, didn't see the point...
    I had all these images in my brain I had "visualized" while reading it .
    no way I wanted to limit those with a movie, but the book rocked!
     
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    The only Stephen King book I've been able to finish....he doesn't exactly hold my interest. Never saw the movie, either.
     
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    I've read "The Stand" at least a half a dozen times, roughly about every 3 or 4 or 5 years. I beleive it's the only book that I've read more than 3 times.
     
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    Thomas Sherry's trilogy about the end of the world, as seen by a family in eastern Washington state, is as good as Lights Out, One Second After, or World Made By Hand.

    Deep Winter (Lulu ebook)
    Shatter (Lulu ebook)
    Remnant (Posted online in chapter form, printed book out soon)
     
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    Didn't even know there WAS a movie version made. Maybe I'm lucky. All my choices were books not movies. Except for Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes (if true to original storyline) and The 13th Warrior, movie interpretations never deliver the goods.
     
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    Strictly non how-to speaking (Army Survival Manuals, etc), here are my votes:

    Books:
    Best Post Apocolyptic: The Stand, Stephen King
    Best Survival: Papillion, Henri Charriere

    Movies:
    Best Survival: Castaway (Hanks), The Edge (Hopkins, Baldwin)
    Best Post Apocolyptic: Mad Max (Gibson)

    Television:
    Best Survival: Survivorman, Les Stroud

    Honorable Mention Books:
    Survival: Touching the Void
    Survival: Axelander Dolgun's Story: An American in the Gulag

    Honorable Mention Movies:
    Survival: The Naked Prey
    Survival: The Shawshank Redemption
     
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    I read the papillion when I was a kid, very good book and its a true story too(if I remember it correct.)

    I would say sherry`s is right behind "one second after" and "lights out", its a good read..;)
     
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    Planet of the Apes (original)

    Alive

    Jeremiah Johnson
     
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    Mad Max was good, but I actually think that Beyond Thunderdome was a really remarkable movie, especially when Max is with the kids. It is an excellent explanation for how religion develops.

    I also really like 28 Days Later. The scene in the tunnel with the stalled car, the shadows on the wall, and Ave Maria in the background was amazing.
     
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    books:
    sorry i got a.d.d. :whee:

    movies: :popcorn:
    i am legand
    mad max

    z....e land(not a ''serious'' movie but it was funny as hell)
     
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    Dean Ing's Pulling Through, the first half is novela about Soviet Nuke strike. He gives all sorts of suggestions such as three stage evac, (stage 1, car; stage 2, bike; stage 3, walking).

    The second half is how to build all the stuff he mentions in the first half.

    Good read as is most of his stuff