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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

I'm looking for a rec' for a book that spends at least part of its time inside a bunker. The type of the Apocalypse doesn't really concern me, I'm more interested in life inside a bunker.


MHoxie Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

How tied are you to the bunker part? I've got a collection of short stories at hand called "The Last Man on Earth," edited by Asimov and Greenberg, and none take place in an actual bunker. I'm heartbroken. There's one set in an underwater research lab called "The Second-Class Citizen" by Damon Knight. One guy hides in the sewers from what's left after the apocalypse -- "The Underdweller" by William F. Nolan. A woman holes up in a radio studio in "Eddy for Short" by Wallace West. Another is a genuine DJ trapped in an orbital broadcast studio -- "A Man Spekith" by Richard Wilson.

The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick has all of the world's surviving population in underground cities.

I have failed. I must go commit seppuku…

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

Not a book, but have you seen 10 Cloverfield Lane yet?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

The Trial by Franz Kafka and Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler are good ones, with a different type of post-apocalypse and bunker than the usual fare.

Anthem by Ayn Rand is about the discovery of such a place.

On the Beach by Nevil Shute is good if you count all of Australia as the bunker.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

A canticle for Leibowitz

Set in a Catholic monastery in the desert of the Southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war

kinda sorta, but its a great read at least.

TNE230017 Apr 2017 3:03 p.m. PST

A Canticle for Leibowitz

also has a thread involving a fallout shelter

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member17 Apr 2017 6:19 p.m. PST

Farnham's Freehold,by Heinlein.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

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