Okay currently planning a mutant future campaign. I also coicendently need a new book to read. Can anyone recommend me something up that post apocyltic alley? Maybe a older title. (I just finished GoT and am fantasy-d out)
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- With mutants...
Red Sails in the Sunset by Paul Kidd (it's based on the 4E edition of Gamma World though where the activation of the LHC caused the world to become a patchwork mix of different Earths).
Some of Nick Pollota's short fiction in Tequila Mockingbird (written for earlier editions of Gamma World).
Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny.
Heiro's Journey by Sterling Lanier (said to have inspired Gary Gygax wrt D&D and directly responsible for Gamma World, so it also may be a bit too fantasy).
Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein (Ok, it's in a spaceship but it was the inspiration for Metamorphosis Alpha).
The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Some of Harry Turtledoves short fiction, in particular Secret Names, and Hindsight (yes I like amusing post-apocalyptic fiction).
Patrick Tilley's The Amtrak Wars (although for some reason it was only popular in Australia and got to 6 books here - the US stopped at 3).
Paul O William's The Pelbar Cycle (actually may have mutants - been a long time since I read it although it may be a bit too fantasy for your current taste too).
S M Stirling's The Emberverse Series
The Postman by David Brin
Riddley Walker by Russel Hoban
The Survivors by Terry Nation
And some classics...
A Canticle for Leobowitz by Walter Miller (avoid the sequel!)
Davy by Edgar Pangborn
Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys
Earth Abides by George Stewart.
Engine Summer by John Crowley.
And if you want to lose a few years of your life...
- Sweat, Steel & Cruise Control, edited by E.S. Wynn. Anthology of short stories riffing on a general Mad Max tip.46w
- A Canticle for Leibowitz.46w
- Swan Song by Robert McCammon. It's a large book but moves fast.
- Also I was just reminded of the webcomic Stand Still, Stay Silent.
- The Hawkmoon series by Michael Moorcock is one of my favorites from the genre.46w
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