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    Books about the end of the world

    hey all!
    i've been reading a lot of sci fi latley and i have a rather morbid intrest in stories about the end of the earth.
    can anyone suggest some cool titles? i'm thinking allong the lines of Stephen king's "the stand" through to things like Arthur C Clarke's "songs of a distant earth"

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    F paul Wilson has a series of books which have an "end of times" theme. The Keep, The Tomb, The touch, Reborn, Reprisal, Nightworld. Should be read in that order.

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    Goto: www.exitmundi.nl

    Tons of end of world scenarios, very well thought out and it will keep you reading for hours!

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    Ender's Game and then Ender's Shadow, by Orson Scott Card. They were so addicting I read the rest of the series as quickly as I could find them. It's about this battle school where they raise genius children to command Earth's defense against this other planet. It's really really good and smart. I don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for, but I really like that kind of stuff.

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    cool guys, thank you, just looking for anything like that, if there are anymoew .... keep em coming'

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    Two books for you:

    Swan Song - Robert R McCammon
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    Among Madmen (can't remember who wrote this and I only ever saw it in a comic shop 15 years ago)

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    well ummm these arent exactly end of world its more along the lines of if you dont make it the universe dies but try david eddings - the elenium its a 3 book series and its awesom

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    Eddings is awesome. But most of his stuff is fantasy, not exactly what you're looking for. Card's Ender series is very good as well, but not exactly what you're looking for.

    Surprised nobody has recommended "Left Behind." I haven't read it but it might fit the bill if you're into that kind of thing.

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    The world as we know it is ending on 2012.

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    kurt vonegut's cats cradle??

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    I'll suggest Peter Watts "Starfish" and "Maelstrom"...there is another that follows ("Behemoth"), but I have not gotten to it yet.

    Another cool one from a few years back is Greg Bear "Blood Music"

    More to come as I think of them...

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    Quote Originally Posted by plug-in-baby
    kurt vonnegut's cats cradle??



    One of my fav books ever.

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    I like Battlefield earth, I know it's kinda overdone but I still find its a good read. Written by L Ron Hubbard (Scientology guy) It's the only thing worth reading of his.

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    Re: Books about the end of the world

    yea geb, heard that it is a far better read than the movie was to watch!
    gotta have a laugh at scientology .... hubbord said in the 60's that the best way to make a ton of cash was to start a religion .... guess his followers overlook that quote! (just an interesting bit of trivia for you all)

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