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Friday, September 02, 2005

Catastrophic Disaster Novels

Many, many years ago, I read The Long, Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker (used copies are available through Amazon). The plot revolves around life after bio-warfare wipes out most of the Eastern US. The dispair and inhumanity of that novel stuck in my mind.

Then about 27 or more years ago, I read Larry Niven's Lucifer's Hammer , an apocalyptic novel about what happens after a comet smashes into the earth.

Both novels portray, in harrowing detail, the base tendencies of humans when there is no legal and social structure.

I keep having flashbacks to those novels when I think of the people still in New Orleans. It must be a horrid, frightening existence.
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