So, do you enjoy reading a great survival novel? I have always enjoyed these fiction books. However for it to be a good read, it needs to have a combination of ingredients to make it enjoyable.
Personally, I like survival fiction books that have at least a hint of “it could happen”. Makes it more believable. And the story can even become educational for one’s own preparedness.
Many of you enjoy reading about what people might do as a result of the (disaster) scenario within the novel. What drives people to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds… It may provide some motivation or inspiration to get better prepared.
Survival has been the subject of stories for thousands of years where people are forced to pit their strength, skill and brains against the forces of nature, evil, and each other. Where ever there is life, there is the need for survival.
This list of survival fiction novels originates from a reader poll conducted here during 2014. They stand the test of time.
Survival Novels | Survival Fiction You Like The Most
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One Second After
One man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in 1-second, after an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) sends America back to the Dark Ages.
-William R. Forstchen
America faces a full-scale socioeconomic collapse—the stock market plummets, hyperinflation cripples commerce and the mounting crisis passes the tipping point.
-James Wesley Rawles
Going Home (The Survivalist Series)
The country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored.
The veneer of civilization is stripped away after the lights go out over most of the free world while one man must unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to survive.
A gargantuan comet slams into earth causing the destruction of civilization and a new struggle for survival more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known.
EMP – Equipping Modern Patriots
A harrowing story of survival following the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country.
A nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, civilization is stripped away, but for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning.
Only a handful of individuals are equipped to survive after the America we are accustomed to is no more – stock market plummet, hyperinflation, rioting, looting…
-James Wesley Rawles
A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race.
-George R. Stewart
299 Days (Series)
What begins as a return to roots, self-sufficiency and independence, becomes a full blown move to prepare for what may come. From a self-perceived “sheeple” to a full-blown “prepper.”
Enemies Foreign and Domestic
Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. It erupts, plunging Alex’s hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to search for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.
The incredibly realistic story of one family’s struggle to survive the destruction of New York in a massive terror attack.
When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks.
This list of incredible reads among the survival fiction novels genre are among the best.
There are LOTS more too. People have their own tastes for what is a good novel. But given that the list of survival novels above is years old already, they stand the test of time.
However, here we are years later. Any new survival fiction to add?
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