Survivalist fiction

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'Survivalist fiction' is a major sub-genre of dystopian fiction and science fiction.

Popular Examples of Survival and Prepper Fiction

  • Going Home Series - is a series of novels about an EMP attack that finds a man from Florida over a hundred miles from home. The story follows his journey home (see Get Home Bag), life at home, and having to leave for more security. Contains scenarios involving the actions of military personal in such a scenario. Written by Angry American.

Robert Heinlein: The "Grand Daddy" of Survivalist Fiction

Robert Anson Heinlein was one of the most popular and influential dystopian fiction, science fiction, and Survivalist fiction writers of the twentieth century, often viewed as one of the "Big Three" authors with Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His work helped define the Survivalist genre. He was a strong supporter of the military, as shown in Starship Troopers and other works, and was an ardent opponent of Communism, demonstrated in an essay about his vacation in Soviet Russia, but also espoused the sexual revolution of the 1960s, as strongly shown in many of his later works, and alluded to in earlier ones, and was very skeptical of organized religion, especially fundamentalism, demonstrated in works like Job: A Comedy of Justice and the novella Revolt in 2100. His novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, the story of a Moon colony rebelling against a United Nations-run command economy in order to establish their own free market state, is a strong work of pro-capitalist, anti-UN science fiction.

Tom Clancy and best-selling survival fiction author of The Survival Blog James Wesley Ralwes was greatly influenced by Heinlein.

I Am Legend is a science fiction novel written in 1954 by the American author Richard Matheson. The story of the novel takes place in a then-futuristic Los Angeles of 1976 where a plague has transformed all of humanity into vampires, except for the protagonist Robert Neville.[3] The novel has been adapted into three films, the first being The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price, which was released in 1964.[4] The second adaptation was the 1971 film The Omega Man which featured Charlton Heston in the lead role.[5] The most recent adaptation of the novel is the 2007 film I Am Legend starring Will Smith.[6]

Broad List of Survivalist-Dystopian-Survival-Apocalypse-SHTF-Zombie Books-Films-TV

Quotes from Heinlein Survivalist Fiction

  • "There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." - Robert Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • "The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." - Robert Anson Heinlein
  • "Time to beat those plowshares back into swords." - Robert Anson Heinlein
  • "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love - Robert Anson Heinlein

The Motivating Factor Behind Much Survivalist/Dystopian Fiction

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Motivating factors and themes for much Survivalist/Dystopian Fiction:

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