Suggested book for Vault-Co readers: DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by John Wyndham. Global civilization collapses virtually overnight due to a disastrously failed orbital weapons experiment and genetically engineered carnivorous plants run amok. After the initial shock of SHTF wears off, the story shifts to a detailed and unsentimental look at survival in post-apocalyptic conditions. Like a lot of good sci-fi (H.G. Wells, Heinlein, Kornbluth, Philip K. Dick) this seems more plausible now than when it was written. Americans determined to get their war on with Russia: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-usa-idUSKBN0NE1N920150423?irpc=932
DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ; there was also a british miniseries in the early eighties that was decent.Speaking of the same period of time, the last Quartermass series was very prescient, because it featured a sort of mass hysteria focused on the young generation engineered by evil powers. It is also a very good depiction of societal collapse (Quartermass lived on the countryside and discovered the media never mentionned that London was divided into warring burroughs)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatermass_%28TV_serial%29Also, a mind-boggling depiction of prime-time "family TV" with actors dressed as animals wearing lingerie, replicating sexual penetration with objects...
Madness of the end times:https://youtu.be/y1o1Spi_cf8
Wyndham got a lot of things right. I can't work out whether us lot are the Chrysalids or the Midwich Cuckoos yet, it's probably a matter of perspective.
Why won't Robert Felix ever get his Nobel Prize?1-He isn't a jew2-He isn't a marxist homosexual negro3-He doesn't kowtow to the establishmentAnd most important of all.......4-He is consistently right all on his own.
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