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Dies The Fire, S.M. Stirling, 592 pages

The Protector's War: A Novel of the Change, S.M. Stirling, 608 pages

I blame sage_and_sea for this particular choice. She loaned me Dies The Fire a while back which completely sucked me in. These are 2 of the 3 books in an interesting post-apocalyptic series. It has a bit of a different slant on the end of the world and is partially set in the Northwest. The down side is that the character development is pretty lame and the books are relatively predictable. They are worth the read if you are in the mood for brian candy and into this kind of book.

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rangertarmac
Jan. 9th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC)
Speaking of post-apocalyptic, have you read Octavia Butler's Parable series?
sage_and_sea
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
They are on my list (although I know you were talking to Skye, I have a big thing about p-a fic!) but I've not managed to find them cheap at Powell's yet. Any other good recs?
taoskye
Jan. 9th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
I have not
Would you recommend it?
sage_and_sea
Jan. 9th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I am stuck on the third book and haven't been able to finish it yet...but there are three more out there, set another 25 years later. Yay.
taoskye
Jan. 9th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah
I am halfway through the third book at the moment. I fear I have gotten attached to the characters. :)
sage_and_sea
Jan. 9th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Yeah
Predictable does not always equal unlikeable. :D

Doing anything this weekend?
taoskye
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
Re: Yeah
Hanging out with Tarmac on Saturday. Would love to see you guys though. :)
spiritualmonkey
Jan. 20th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
LOVED these books!.

And I can't help but wondering to what degree and at what rate of speed "Peak Oil" is going to be this century's "Alien Space Bats".
taoskye
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
I totally agree
"Peak Oil" rips through my mind on a regular basis when I am reading these. For whatever reason I felt suddenly motivated to learn woodworking while reading them. (Blacksmithing would kick my geek ass at the moment.)
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