Survival Fiction

Posted on: July 23, 2015

My show last night on Around the Cabin was focused on survival fiction, both novels and movies. As promised during the show, I’ve compiled the following list of books and movies that I discussed during the show. All of these links lead to Amazon but I’d encourage you to seek out the titles at your local library. Even if they don’t have it on their shelves, they can probably order it for you via interlibrary loan.

For the book series I mentioned during the show, I’ve linked to the first book in the series.

Also, as I mentioned during the show, this list isn’t all-inclusive of every novel or movie I’ve enjoyed, read, or watched. Nobody has time for a list that large. If you don’t see your own favorites listed, feel free to add them in the comments below.

Ashfall series by Mike Mullin
Rule of Three series by Eric Walters
Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca
Wake Up Call by John D McCann
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
One Second After by William R Forstchen
World War Z by Max Brooks
Survivalist Series by Arthur Bradley
The Weller by Adam Whitlatch

Red Dawn (1984)
Red Dawn (2012)
Tomorrow, When the War Began
The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After
The Edge
The Road Warrior

World Gone Wild is an excellent resource for finding additional disaster/survival movies. It is a comprehensive encyclopedia of end of the world movies. It is quite good and makes for rather entertaining reading all on its own. My full review of the book can be found here.

6 thoughts on “Survival Fiction

  1. I didn’t see the movie yet, though I have it on DVD. I did, however, read the book and found it to be the single most depressing read I’ve experienced in years. So, I guess, yeah, probably pretty realistic.

  2. There is a book simply called “The Road” (which also came out in movie format) that’s also a good one, and I think very realistic as to what a post Apocalypse world might be like. Very graphic, so the movie version especially might be disturbing to young children.

  3. The Journal series by your contributor Deborah D. Moore is what brought me to this site. I found her books to be a good blueprint for the everyday skills and processes that go in to prepping. The character’s lifelong and constant thought process pertaining to prepping was very helpful to me. The character has a very ordered mind, something I lack. Skills over stuff, but stuff is good…and comes in handy…and should be quietly gathered whenever the opportunity presents. Good series. It should be included here.

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