Then they can conquer this world as they have others in the wake of similar conflicts. Pebble in the Sky. New York, Doubleday, In a afterword, Asimov acknowledged that he no longer believed humans could survive on a radioactive Earth such as that depicted in this novel. In this artless but effective picture of London in ruins, Asterley uses far more Hiroshima-style details than most writers: Yet he also introduces fantastic elements: The perimeter of the enormous crater which once was London has been dusted with radioactive elements beyond After Tom saves Jill, he is almost forced to kill an old woman who insanely blames him for the death of her three children, but she providentially falls to her death.
Tom tries to free a group of people trapped underground, but succeeds only in blasting a hole through the crater wall, releasing a torrent which will eventually flood the London crater. A blind man asks whether he is dead, and Tom wants to put him out of his misery, but Jill rejects the idea. They are caught between the vicious invaders who seem bent on exterminating the inhabitants, and the ruthless army patrols who shoot everyone suspected of looting.
The heads of government are safely and ineffectually stowed on a submarine offshore. When Jill is seized by the enemy, Tom kills most of them, rescues her and forces their hovercraft to take them on their way. From the dying pilot they acquire the mycotoxin antidote which will save their lives. They find a pair of children and take them with them. At the climax of international tensions partly caused by increasing U. Civil defense plans on both sides fail, although shielding is used against EMP. Unusually for this sort of action story, there is a great deal of attention paid to depicting the gruesome wounds of the bomb victims.
The elite Guardians are a group of highly-trained military men whose mission is to escort the President to a midwestern supershelter known as Heartland. Their leader, McKay, is rescued from a menacing gang of street toughs near the beginning of the novel when a last H-bomb explodes over Washington D.
Corrupt CIA men make a treasonous attempt to kidnap the president to make him a puppet of the mysterious European dictator Maximov; but the Guardians defeat them and drive the President in their heavily armored vehicle across the radioactive countryside. The National Guard creates a dictatorship which must be crushed in a bloody battle. The Guardians [ 2], Trial by Fire. Two weeks after the holocaust, conflicts are spreading around the globe. In the chaos of fallen America survivalists are especially targeted by the population as enemies.
The Russians have landed in Alaska. They discover that the Federal Center outside Denver has been taken over by cultists who seize two of the Guardians. The latter are tortured by a demonic figure clearly modelled on William F. They are destined to die by radiation exposure in a bomb crater on Cheyenne Mountain when they are rescued at the last moment by their comrades.
They then discover the last living expert on the Blueprint a female economist living in a libertarian freehold which is invaded by cultists using nerve gas. The cult leader is killed and the townspeople avenged. Chapter 1 begins with a character playing the nuclear war video game, Missile Command. The Guardians [ 3], Thunder of Hell.
The Guardians battle their way past cannibals to California, where the former lieutenant governor has set up a dictatorship headquartered at the old Hearst castle of San Simeon. The plot is complex, with many rival political groups struggling for power. The dictator has begun a collaboration with a group of Russian renegades under the mistaken impression that they represent the Soviet government.
A right wing general sets himself up as a rival dictator. California is full of cultish groups, including a vicious offshoot of the United Farmworkers called the California Liberation Front. Leftists who have acquired an H-bomb kill each other off in a factional dispute; but a surviving leader takes the bomb to Disneyland and tries to set it off—unsuccessfully, because it has been sabotaged by one of the Russians.
Road gypsies inspired by the Mad Max films are depicted. The nuclear winter theory is criticized. The Guardians [ 4], Night of the Phoenix. The President turns up, asserting his authority, and accusing the Guardians and the Vice-President of treason. However, the Guardians discover that it is the President himself who is the traitor, for he has become a tool of the evil Federated States of Europe FSE. They invade Heartland, seize the information it holds on the Blueprint, and destroy the complex.
In the process they are joined by a new ally: The Guardians [ 5], Armageddon Run. The Guardians battle their way back to Washington D.
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The author critiques the post holocaust scenarios of other writers. Rambo and and Dirty Harry are referred to. The Guardians [ 6], War Zone. Jove, In Washington, the Guardians engage in battles with D. The Guardians [ 7], Brute Force. Refrence is made to the fact that the Chernobyl accident caused the closure of American nuclear reactors. Reference is also made to Rambo. The Guardians [ 8], Desolation Road. FSE forces in California rebel.
The Guardians slaughter pirates. The FSE withdraws from the U. Beneath the Planet of the Apes. A second party of explorers comes seeking the first. The only surviving crew member is captured, released by friendly apes, and discovers living beneath the ruins of New York City superhumans who worship a doomsday device, which they set off as attacking apes invade their threshold. Deathlands [ 2], Red Holocaust. Nuclear winter still grips Alaska nearly a century after Doomsday: The west coast fell into the ocean.
A brutal band of barbaric Russians called Narodniki invade Alaska, pursued by regular Russian troops, and battle a band of heroic Ameri cans led by Ryan Cawdor. They must also deal with bizarre mutants living in a deep supershelter. They encounter a tribe which worships nuclear war a nd practices human sacrifice and destroy it using a leftover nuclear missile.
After the Narodniki are destroyed, the Russians return to Russia. The protagonists enter a mysterious chamber to be transported to somewhere warmer. The fate of Judge Crater, who disappeared mysteriously in , explained: Cawdor and seven companions emerge from a gateway into Louisiana where they must fight tough mutants with dual circulatory systems.
Neutron bombs were used in the war: Deathlands and Outlanders Web site. A thriller reflecting the Iranian hostage crisis. When Palestinian terrorists hijack a plane containing the families of the crew of a nuclear submarine and land it at a Russian base in Ethiopia, the sub crew decides on its own to use nuclear blackmail to force the Russians to allow the marines to rescue their families.
First the Russians try to eliminate the sub, but they are defeated by its superior defenses. In the process, a nuclear bomb on board a Russian helicopter is accidentally detonated, but fails to damage the sub. The crew and captain are given presidential pardons for their mutinous independent action. In Vladimir Gakov, ed. Explorers have found many dead worlds, many destroyed through suicidal warfare.
One such was wrecked by thermonuclear bombs. Using a device which allows travel into the past, they send an agent to assassinate the scientist who would otherwise have gone on to invent the bomb. The planet, which turns out to be an alternative version of our Earth, is allowed peacefully to develop and spread its civilization into space. However, the explorers lament the killing which they have had to commit, even though it was done for the best of motives. A satire on international tensions by a self-proclaimed leftist in which the Earth is accidentally split in two by a bomb test, and the Eastern and Western hemispheres become separate planets.
Animosity between North and South America leads to a war which in turn splits that planetoid into two smaller fragments, then the Northern Hemisphere is split again. Presented as a parable of the danger of the atomic bomb. The Seven Last Years. Armageddon consists of a three-sided war: Israel versus an Arab-African coalition versus the Russians. Iaunches its nuclear weapons against the USSR, China retaliates, and the result is a massive holocaust, producing clouds which blanket the sun. Devastating earthquakes are triggered as well. One old couple is depicted dying of radiation disease.
The nuclear phase of the Apocalypse is only briefly dealt with in this fairly effective, earnestly Christian novel. See Newman and Unsworth. The Regiments of Night. One thousand years after the Mad Wars of the Third Millenium, the Earth is still a radioactive wasteland occasionally visited by tourists. A group of them, accompanied by a scientist excavating the ruins, stumbles upon and accidentally reactivates an ancient automated battle fortress and a robot army. As Love and Napalm: A surrealist experimental narrative reminiscent of William S. Burroughs, filled with sadomasochistic fantasies linking violence, mutilation, death, and sexuality, including images of nuclear war.
Empire of the Sun. Accustomed to camp life, he greets the flash which he sees from the Nagasaki bomb as the opening shot of World War III. In The Terminal Beach. Also in Chronopolis and Other Stories. Also in James Gunn, ed. The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here. A man haunted by memories of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki visits Eniwetok, an atoll in the Marshall Islands which was the site of U. In an alternate universe a devil-shaped alien named Baphomet who has crash-landed on Earth gives a 13th-century crusader a cache of atomic grenade with which not only to conquer Jerusalem, but the entire territory conquered by the Mongols, planning to step in and rule over the resultant empire.
With the aid of the mystical powers of powerful Tibetan lamas, the crusaders are enabled to destroy Baphomet and claim the fruits of their victory. In the process, they have learned how to duplicate the grenades; but Barbet makes nothing of the fact that this could have ominious consequences for their future. Whites deported blacks to the Southern Hemisphere in ; the blacks take revenge in by launching atomic missiles at Europe.
Most of the plot concerns the consequences of the disappearance of electrical power rather than nuclear war as such. Originally La nuit des temps. In this old-fashioned fantasy, two survivors of a ,year-old atomic war—caused by overpopulation—are discovered frozen in Antarctica. The world of the frame story is divided into the evil Ensorians with Asian features and the good, blond Gondawans. The survivors tell of a series of world wars, the last of which destroyed their civilization, despite massive student protests clearly reflecting Paris in They offer the world future technology to create paradise, but governments sabotage the deal and the couple dies in a Romeo-and-Juliet style tragedy of errors.
Contains a warning that the building of the ultimate deterrent may prompt a preemptive strike. Congdon and Weed, Following the catastrophic troubles of the nineteen-nineties and twenty-thirties, a limited nuclear war in the Middle East led to the destruction of two-thirds of the ozone layer, and the burning of the oil fields increased atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide enough to alter the weather.
Space colonies orbiting near the Earth rule the rest of humanity. The plot concerns a joint rebellion of the outer space colonies and subject surface-dwellers against the dominant space colonies. At one point the latter use a tactical nuclear weapon to destroy their own soldiers who have been captured in an attempt to make it appear that the rebels have used the bomb. This will discredit them, since the use of nuclear weapons is powerfully tabooed. A fairly routine combat story, but with an interesting pro-collectivist bias. Imram and The Sigma Curve.
Long after the Fires and the Falling of , the hero seeks in a neobarbarian world to recover the box of papers which contain the secrets of earlier wisdom. Nuclear weapons are never mentioned; the only clue to their use is the presence of mutated rats. Sequel to The Blessing Papers. A young man named Turly Vail becomes the champion of the savage Ennis. He meets the Gort, who dwell in an automated city, and meets year-old Thomas Blessing. He also begets a son whose genes have been altered by the Gort.
It is revealed that the Falling of was deliberately caused by a conspiracy to save humanity from an otherwise inevitable apocalyptic ending. In none of these volumes is the Falling unambiguously stated to be a nuclear war, but it seems likely. Barr, Densil N[eve] [pseud. The Man with Only One Head. A cobalt bomb detonated under mysterious circumstances by the U. Lacking the deterrent of unwanted pregnancy, the World Federation of Nations makes adultery a capital crime and stupidly condemns the one man who can perpetuate the race. He escapes to live secretly in Brazil, and fertility is restored to all men by the discovery of a new medical treatment.
The book is essentially a satire, particularly ridiculing a big newspaper editor who says, alarmed: The author also mocks the notion, common to several other novels, that the world will be improved by a nuclear catastrophe. The captain forstalls problems by rigidly separating men and women for three years until Earth has recovered sufficiently to land.
He then rather surprisingly promulgates a set of utopian regulations requiring nudity, free sex, communal child-rearing, a deistic civil religion, and an ideal communist economy. Traditional religions are banned, as are competitive sports and gambling. Breaches of the law are to be punished with death.
It is hoped that the ruthless execution of all violent individuals will result in the breeding of a new, peaceful race of humanity. The only dissenter to these proposals is a priest who later turns out to be the murderer of two of their number. He is trying to keep secret the fact that he once raped a child. Most of the narrative focuses on the sexual tensions and jealousies of the survivors, who quickly revert to monogamy the captain first of all, oddly enough.
Earth has been transformed: The planet now resembles the land of Oz in that almost everything they encounter is good to eat. The most dangerous animal they find is a huge, unfeathered duck. This summary may give the impression that the work is a simple anti-utopian satire, but the impression one gets from reading it is more ambiguous. One of the more implausible and poorly written of these books. City of the First Time. Three thousand survivors of a March Armageddon are threatened in their deep underground shelter by the progressive failure of seals in layers above them.
They explore a connecting network of caves, stumbling upon a subterranean city of telepathic survivors of an ancient atomic war predating humanity. Both races were planted on Earth by spacefaring aliens. Fighting breaks out and all seems lost, but the hope is asserted that in the distant future—even though yet another race will probably fight yet another apocalyptic atomic war—the path to peaceful coexistence will be discovered. Sequel to Through Darkest America. More brutal adventures in postholocaust America, principal emphasis is on systematic cannibalism in the wake of the death of most animals.
New American Library In England under Russian occupation, the resistance hatches a plot to assassinate the Communist leaders with a smuggled atom bomb. In Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts. Bound with City Life. Also in James Sallis, ed. Also in Dick Allen, ed. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Two men trapped for days in a missile fire control center go slowly mad. The latter is about to agree as the story ends.
Conflicts in Central America and the Mideast lead to a nuclear war and the collapse of civilization. A veteran of the Marine Air Corps struggles his way though the skeleton-littered ruins in search of his ex-wife and children, killing feral cats and dogs and savage humans. In New Orleans he battles the black supremacist leader of a cannibalistic cult which blames whites for the war. Consists mainly of brutal combat scenes featuring bizarre opponents: Having defeated a black racist cult, the hero now battles a white racist dictatorship led by his former father-in-law.
He organizes a Nightmen army to destroy the dictatorship. At the end of the novel he is joined by an Apache woman who promises to become an interesting companion. Basile, Gloria Vitanza pseud. Eye of the Eagle: This absurd thriller details an enormous conspiracy which culminates in the obliteration of the Middle East through nuclear bombing. Practically no attention is paid to the consequences of the bombing, and those consequences mentioned are absurd: The narrative is unusual in that the holocaust is presented first, in a prologue, followed by the intrigue which leads up to it.
Reads like a parody of the typical macho thriller, peppered with violence, obscenities, and ersatz French and German. This is the first in a series of thrillers by Basile with the overall title Global This concluding volume of the trilogy begins during World War E Jones is mentioned in passing but never dealt with. The last part of the novel is set shortly after the limited nuclear war of Eye of the Eagle, and deals with the crushing of a world-spanning conspiracy. Very little more is said about nuclear war. A cult called the retreatists arises which reveres Ralph Nader and opposes high technology.
On the eve of the Death, an international expedition is sent to explore a mysterious asteroid, which turns out to come from the future, bearing a warning of the holocaust about to occur. Efforts to avert the impending catastrophe fail because of international distrust in particular the stubborn dogmatism of the Russians. However, the asteroid also turns out to be a gateway linking the solar system to a vast intergalactic network, and also providing access to alternate worlds.
Although the destruction of our Earth cannot be prevented, various characters are able to escape to alternate worlds at the end of the novel.
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A spectacular high-tech space adventure reminiscent of Rendezvous with Rama, but with more memorable characters, including its intelligent and capable female protagonist. Science Fiction Book Club, The holocaust is almost skipped over; and in the end powerful aliens undo it, so that all is as if it had never occurred. The Forge of God. Nuclear weapons used by humans against the invaders have little effect. This second volume of a Christian apocalyptic fantasy trilogy begins by repeating the account of the Indian-Pakistani one-day nuclear war depicted at the end of the first volume.
At the end of the first volume of this Christian apocalyptic fantasy series, an attempt by Russia to launch an all-out strike against Israel and most of the rest of the Middle East is miraculously foiled—the missiles detonate over Russia instead. The explosions are vividly described. Over million die. In Judith Merril, ed. A sketch in the form of three biographical entries.
During the Second Great Alert of , the rest of the population refused to go below, but the Irreconcilables did so and led a life of luxury underground while the world above was devastated. Gone to Be Snakes Now. In a degraded postholocaust community, a rebellious young boy flees the tyranny of his elders and the cruelty of a mutant monster to seek out the mysterious Technologists who drop supplies from time to time.
He encounters the mad Dr. Strontium and his half-snake assistant and learns a good deal about nuclear war and the effects of fallout. He fails in his quest for the Technologists, finding only a pitiful handful of elderly refugees instead. Cancer is depicted as commonplace and dealt with at length. Last Human Pair on Earth: The Whirling of Ideas. The author, a specialist in rejuvenation through gland therapy, expresses his ideas on all manner of subjects. Nazis are depicted as literal demons, allied with Communists.
Fission is a love affair between particles. The author is against abortion and for the right of doctors to advertise and practice unconventional medicine in hospitals. He spends one long chapter railing against the medical establishment. The book ends with a sketch of Earth history which diagnoses war as caused by hereditary insanity.
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After the atomic bomb is used in World War II, the human race fails to abandon the idea of national sovereignty—which might have saved it. Dictatorships launch an attack using, among other weapons, syphilis. Scientists, having split the atom, go on to split atomic particles, producing a superbomb which blasts the Earth into fragments.
On one of these fragments survives the last human pair: They hope to found a new, peaceful civilization. Across the Sea of Suns. When alien sea monsters appear on Earth, an expedition travels to nearby stars to discover their source. The explorers discover that world after world has been destroyed in a similar fashion: The narrative suggests that most races end their lives through nuclear war. A pessimistic view of intelligent life as inevitably suicidal. One of the best hard science fiction novels of recent years. Sequel to Great Sky River. No direct references to nuclear war.
The story is told in the voices of various survivors, including members of a group which shelters in an idle nuclear reactor when the nuclear war is begun by the deranged leader of a small nation, causing each superpower to believe it has been struck first by the other, using missiles smuggled near the shore in fishing boats. The Russians avoided exceeding the limit which would trigger a full-scale nuclear winter by making extensive use of biological weapons.
The space colonies survive to rule the Earth and ban further wars. The Long Way Back. Sidgwick and Jackson, Heavily ironic but thoughtful tale in which a reindustrialized Africa which has forgotten the nuclear wars which ended the previous civilization has reinvented the bomb. An expedition is sent to barbarian Britain to prepare the way for colonization and exploitation of its coal mines.
After dangerous encounters with wild dogs, various mutated monsters, and savage whites, the expedition becomes involved in a quest for a fabled city of gold which turns out to have been destroyed in the ancient war. The date on the last roofed building is Contains the love story of the courageous hero with the domineering female expedition leader.
He shows her her need to be protected. For more than a century the world is wrapped in nuclear winter. The bulk of the novel is a series of brief comic sketches, loosely held together by the story of an expedition to another planet which it is hoped might replace the frozen Earth. At one point the Japanese use a plutonium mini-bomb designed to produce precisely as many casualties as the Hiroshima bomb.
When the warning comes of a Russian sneak attack, several fashionable couples, their servants, and four poor children take refuge in an elaborate supershelter designed as a Roman villa six hundred feet underground. The characters deliberately avoid discussing the plight of the world over their heads. Most of the novel, in the form of a journal kept by one of the women, details the various love affairs in which they engage.
Most of the book resembles a subterranean soap opera, with scant attention to the effects of the war above. In the end, after more than a year underground, they seem doomed to perish there, and the narrator doubts whether there is a future for the human race. The Sun Grows Cold. A well-written thriller in which a rebellious man suffering from amnesia is restored to sanity, only to discover that a nuclear war has destroyed most of humanity and driven insane much of the remainder. Small, uncontaminated Pioneer Zones are being settled by the benevolent scientific dictatorship which rules from underground shelters, linked by safe corridors along which bandit Ghouls prey on wandering Gypsies.
Accompanied by his faithful lover who, unbeknownst to him, was his wife in his previous existence , he has various adventures, discovering at last that the amnesia with which he and so many others are afflicted was art ficially induced and that he was a leader of the nation. Unable to face this horror, he requests a second treatment and is restored to being a mindless, contented conformist. Part originally in The Agni Review.
A young jazz musician and a black engineer cross America after a nuclear war kills off almost everyone else, living at first on roaches and roasted rats. They encounter a dictatorial slave society set up by remnants of the U. Interwoven in the text is a good deal of information about various time capsules. In Frederik Pohl, ed.
The Eighth Galaxy Reader. They resolve the dispute by bombing their own; the U. The Third War to End All World Wars provides the backdrop for this typical tale of struggle against an Orwellian dictatorship in The high proportion of defective offspring after the war leads to the imposition of a strict, class-based form of birth control. A psychiatrist assigned to track down deviants seeks instead to preserve creativity and individualism, rebels and joins the underground just as a devastating nuclear war breaks out between the Eastern and Western Federations, which control the world between them.
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The underground creates a superior strain of the human race free from warlike instincts using technology developed to provide android pet substitutes for childless couples this aspect of the book is strikingly similar to the theme of Philip K. The rebels go literally underground in their base on the Isle of Man, to wait out the holocaust. They emerge to inherit the Earth with their peaceloving children when the old human race has destroyed itself. There are some striking images of the war damage, such as a moving sidewalk carrying its freight of newly dead passengers ever onward.
The battle features atomic cannon and shells. The protagonist and his wife do not kill his supervisor, as Tuck states; he dies accidentally, but under circumstances which lead them to be accused of murder. Star Science Fiction Stories No. Also in Alfred Bester. Also in The Light Fantastic. Whiting and Wheaton, Also in Tom Boardman, Jr. Also in Roger Mansfield, ed. Greenberg and Patricia S. Also in Barry N. The End of Summer. A humorous tale in which time travel into imaginary pasts develops as a form of battle fatigue during The War for the American Dream, which involves, among other actions, the plastering of both the U.
Most of the story takes place in an underground military hospital. Also in Anthony Boucher, ed. A Treasury of Great Science Fiction. This classic science fiction novel of the quest of Gully Foyle for revenge against the spaceship which ignored his call for distress is punctuated by a nuclear attack on Earth and Mars by the outer satellites. The only witnesses are a young woman, blind to all save the infrared, who loves the spectacle, and Foyle, who loves her. A similar attack on Mars results in its satellite Phobos being turned into a small sun.
The novel also features PyrE, the ultimate weapon and source of the Big Bang which began the universe. One character is a healthy but intensely radioactive man who kills plants by merely touching them and must kiss a woman through three inches of lead plate glass. In The Dark Side of Earth. Also in Avram Davidson, ed. An attempt at a humorous treatment of the last man and woman theme. Both characters seem to be slightly insane.
For some mysterious reason, the man is not at all interested in the attractive young woman who keeps throwing herself at him, but instead wants to continue on his quest for someone who can operate a broadcast studio so that he can watch television. In the end, the fear that the Earth has been invaded by giant mantises probably the result of a hallucination, although this is far from clear stimulates their passions and they make love.
Much stress on casual nudity throughout. If this is a satire, its point is unclear. Four Japanese Plays of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. An absurdist drama featuring a hibakusha who makes a career out of exhibiting his scars, caused by the Hiroshima bomb. His nephew, trying to prevent him from making a further exhibition of himself, kills him.
Bidwell, Shelford, et al. The Untold Story published the same year , but much more pessimistic. The United States reduces its arms, and West Germany, feeling isolated and weak, begins a project to build its own neutron bomb, but is forced to stop by international pressures. The Russians seek to thwart the German move by invading. The reluctant French and British fail to intervene. When NATO is overwhelmed by the Soviet army, America intervenes; however, the British are the first to use a tactical nuclear weapon on the third day of the war.
Devastating conventional bombing yields to nuclear missiles. Gueritz and Richard Humble. An initial phase of conventional sea warfare featuring aircraft carriers is quickly superseded as nuclear weapons come into play. Only the submarines are still relevant. The narrative switches to the nonfictional mode, assessing the probabilities of various sorts of nuclear war in Europe. Stresses that limiting a nuclear war is very difficult, but strikingly downplays the effects of nuclear weapons. More Adventures of the Hydronauts A series of juvenile novels with a common cast of characters and setting.
Centuries after a war has melted the polar caps and drowned much of the continents, a rigid but not monstrous dictatorship exploits the sea for the resources needed to maintain the population living on the tiny inhabitable areas of the land, mostly rendered sterile by the war. He also tells them of a savage war of consumers against conservationists which caused such devastation to civilization that humanity was forced to adopt ecologically sound measures involuntarily.
He helps them rediscover Alaska, which provides plenty of uncontaminated land and resources for the land population. The American Book of the Dead. A bizarre kaleidoscopic adventure story centered on the theme of a ordinary man seeking wisdom and safety as World War II breaks out. The novel is too complex to summarize, but is filled with interesting ideas: The novel is not frivolous, however, and contains many thoughtful bits of commentary on the arms race and nuclear war. Through it all runs a strongly zen buddhist theme, which culminates as the protagonist elects to stay behind to care for others on the dying Earth, becoming a Bodhisattva, then achieving at last the oneness wi th the all which he has sought throughout his tumultuous life.
Adam and Eve A. Clarke, Tale of the Future. A third of America has been fused into a desert of glass by chain reactions which resulted from a nuclear war of unknown origins. The villains plot to destroy humanity by dosing the drinking waters with uranium salts and planting neutron beam emitters in radios.
This would render the victims living cyclotrons, but the plot is thwarted by a good mutron. The latter two volumes are halves of a single narrative depicting a nuclear war and are dealt with separately below. The Day After Judgment. In an attempt to forestall an EU ban on their bee-killing products, Syngenta proposed planting flowers in the margins of areas sprayed with pesticides to provide bee habitats.
They would then monitor the bees to detect the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for their decline. So much for the precautionary principle. U are not the first to. But this approach could also prove a minefield for all involved. A few examples of what could go awry: Wolves or cougars that spend any time however short around humyns will likely not possess a healthy enough fear of humyns to avoid being killed after release.
Releasing hybrids such as wolf-dog into the wilds can result in future generations of genetic combinations that could be very debilitating to the greater local population. So, please——here, too——do your homework thoroughly before heading out at night. Most often, stupidity is our own worst enemy However, the elected chiefs operate primarily through Band Council. The OW is a collaborationist group affiliated with the traditional clan system. Dear Readers, Recently, the EF! Dear Ned Ludd, With pipelines all the rage and getting plenty of it in your neck of the woods at the moment, some may have forgotten about one of the more antiquated methods of transporting the insides of the earth, or the trees which should have stayed where they were: While our crusty nouveau-hobo friends might still like to ride the rails, some of us here in europe prefer to dismantle them.
This can be carried out by yourself and with no tools, though a sturdy pair of gloves and lots of friends does speed up the process. Folks up this way like to call this the Schottern, or schottering. The trick involves finding a deserted strip of rail line, preferably one that is on the side of a hill or on a raised section of track. Under the rail ties the pieces of wood or concrete going perpendicular to the tracks , is a whole bunch of gravel and small stones.
Continue this until the railroad tie is floating in the air, a good 6 inches above. Repeat this for the adjoining railroad ties until you get tired. It is better to schottern under consecutive railroad ties here and there, as it makes repairs that much more difficult. The railroad has just been schotterned, and you can sneak home to your cozy cabin or campsite.
By undermining the tracks, any train that rolls over this section will severely damage the track and require extensive repairs before it can be used again. Of course, while the risk of derailment is probably low, if your train is carrying something as nasty as say nuclear waste, it is a good idea to put a warning a good way up the track. No one wants a spill of that in their forest. Though this tactic has been successfully carried out against legions of riot cops with water cannons, its best used when no one is around.
And when the opportunity arises. It could also be great against trains carrying tar sands oil down into the states. Happy schottering, and as always, Carpe Noctum! For this reason, we will no longer be publishing material directly from DGR for the time being, pending a clarification or retraction of statements made by DGR representatives. J statement on DGR can be found by searching our online Newswire, or writing to us for a copy. Two emails were sent to the EF! Put it into the s1tes I Gave you. From the These pages are compiled by a joint effort of the EF!
Prisoner Support Project and the EF! While the focus of the EF! Prisoner Support Project is on the eco-prisoners, the group also stands in solidarity with prisoners unjustly incarcerated for their beliefs and actions that reflect a broader vision towards liberation from oppressive systems. If you have updates to the information listed here, please email us at efpris riseup. At the point of his arrest, no criminal damage had occurred. Rebecca is accused of being a member of the Earth Liberation Front. She is facing charges of arson and conspiracy for actions that occurred between and Remember not to write to her about her case at all because she is pre-trial.
Each of the CFAA counts carries a year maximum prison sentence, with the total amounting to more than 40 years. On May 28, Jeremy entered a plea agreement to the charge of conspiracy to hack the Stratfor website. Stratfor Strategic Forecasting is a corporation that gathers. Stratfor often targets politically active individuals and activist groups. Sentencing guidelines for Jeremy indicate a possible years in prison. Though he is charged with committing nonviolent offenses, he has been denied bail.
Since his jailing he has been denied access to family for one year and friends for two years, resulting from minor jailhouse infractions.
He has also been placed in solitary confinement on two separate occasions while awaiting a trial date over the past year. Sabu was facing months in prison prior to his cooperation. Four are from the UK and received sentences which will result in them spending less time in prison than Jeremy has spent. Eco Prisoners, Snared Liberationists and Hostages of the Struggle awaiting trial; the other two thought to have participated in the same series of online protests are Irish and will not be prosecuted at all.
Jeremy has been active in many activist efforts including Food Not Bombs, building bicycles for low-income people, setting up a community computer lab and teaching classes for immigrants and young people in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, where he lived for much of his early 20s. His twin brother is petitioning the judge to sentence him to time served.
The petition can be found at freejeremy. Sentencing will take place in NYC on September 6. In the meantime, send letters of love and support: As prisoners of the state, you are at risk of being targeted for sexual assault and abuse. While both conventional wisdom and Hollywood dismiss this as an expected prisoner-on-prisoner offense, the truth is quite different. By the government's own stats, percent of reported prison rape is perpetuated by Department of Corrections DOC staff.
While any prisoner can be vulnerable to sexual abuse, LGBTQI prisoners are at higher risk, along with prisoners identified by DOC staff as radicals, jailhouse lawyers and troublemakers. Sexual assault is a weapon of mass destruction in terms of harm and effect in both discouraging prisoners from continuing action and in loss of support or credibility in the. The stigma of rape often marginalizes the survivor—further serving the goals of DOC staff prompting these crimes of sexual violence.
Rape is not part of the penalty! Journal, suggests checking out Just Detention International, a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention: Political Prisoner Birthdays August 4: She gave birth to her son in prison. MOVE is an eco-revolutionary group for black liberation and in defense of all life. She and her MOVE sisters have prevented prisoners from committing suicide, resolved racial disputes, and helped keep prisoners out of trouble so that they can get out on good behavior to reunite with their families.
Trial is set to start in September of this year. Supporters can donate to legal defense at nato5support. Serving 5 years until for an attempted ELF arson on a town house construction site in Pasadena in He will likely be released into a halfway house in late August. There is currently a clemency campaign underway to free Leonard. His next parole hearing is in Drawing from the history and momentum of four previous powerhouse gatherings specifically by and for womyn transgender or cisgender , transgender men, and genderqueer and gender-variant people in the Northwest, a crew of southern TWACers decided to bring the resistance to the blood-sucking, right-wing guarded swamps of South Florida.
TWACers came from far and wide to gather together below the beautiful cypress and oak canopies of Fisheating Creek, Florida. The day before the camp womyn and trans came and held our own, interrupting St. With our blood riled up and ready for a riot, TWACers came together for four solid days of movement discussions, workshops, trainings and, of course, good times. There were gender and race-based caucuses held for increased sharing, discussion and strategising around identityspecific oppressions. The day of caucusing ended in a critical fishbowl-style discussion, with several brave folks stepping up to share thoughts on varied experiences of exclusion and alienation in the radical environmental movement.
Fishbowl participants discussed transphobia, racism, cultural assimilation and classism among other important topics. Participants all walked away with moving thoughts and new insights on creat-. Camp was located less than a quarter mile from the pristine Fisheating Creek, where we swam and splashed around with alligators, turtles, lizards and gar fish.
We reveled in the beauty of majestic old-growth cypress trees, the colorful, lichen-covered oaks and the scattered blooming swamp lilies. We hiked creekside trails alive with migrating birds and brilliantly-colored lizards. We threw down in the kitchen, coming together to cook up some of the best camp-style foods you can imagine. We dressed up and down for an all-night dance party, where we shook our booties under the moonlight. We stretched our bodies toward the sky every morning, thankful for another day of being amongst inspiring friends and allies.
This TWAC event focused primarily on resistance efforts against prisons and detention centers, culminating in a wildly successful direct action effort to cripple the already limping private prison industry giant, GEO Group. Two U-locked their necks to the main entrance, holding signs declaring solidarity with undocumented detainees, trans prisoners, imprisoned youth, mistreated mental health patients and all those imprisoned.
A mob of over 40 womyn and trans attendees and allies rallied with shouts, chants, banners and songs condemning GEO Group as criminals in violation of the rights of womyn, trans and all people. Eventually the fire department had to remove the doors to remove protesters. Cici works part-time at the Earth First! Journal, and full-time for her Lapasa Apso, Rafi.
For years now there has been a debate within Earth First! The more folks we have on the team with diverse experiences from which to draw ideas and inspiration, the stronger we will be as a movement, thus the importance of trying to create a space that is as safe as possible for as many people as possible cannot be understated. The original discussion began with about forty people, and then continued into the next workshop block with a smaller group of about fifteen. After an extended go-around of introductions that was lengthened by a steady stream of late arrivals, a facilitator began the discussion by asking what makes Earth First!
After some discussion the group came to the conclusion that what sets Earth First! The smaller discussion that continued after lunch dug deeper into these ideas. Many of those who participated in that extended discussion have been long-term Earth First! The discourse seemed to center on two topics, the first of which was the idea of place.
Something that I almost always mention when trying to describe why I feel such affinity with this movement is the connection that so many Earth First! The backbone of this movement consists of folks working on campaigns in their home bioregions, while supporting others in their fight to protect their homes. The other topic that received significant attention during this smaller discussion was misanthropy. In opposition, one participant said that misanthropy has no place within a biocentric framework, or in any effective movement for that matter, which is something I agree with. It is my opinion that recognition of overpopulation is not synonymous with misanthropy, and to incessantly connect the two is an oversimplification of a complex issue.
I came away from the extended discussion feeling a lot of things. I left that room feeling closer to everyone else who was there, and I felt rejuvenated in my involvement with Earth First!. I think it is important that as Earth First! That connection is at the root of biocentrism, and it is at the root of what sets Earth First! As our connection to the Earth and each other grows deeper, we often find that the ways in which we wish to move through this world do not fall within the arbitrary boundaries of the system we so strongly oppose, but rather directly confront this system and its tools of oppression, such as hierarchical gender binaries, white- hetero- and cis-normativity and a denial or ignorance of privilege.
Each of these serves to suppress the wild within us, and it is through these confrontations that we develop more real and meaningful connections with each other and the Earth. Newsletter, available as a free pdf at newswire. My good thoughts and my honest actions have been turned to bad actions and dishonest ideas. My home has been ill-treated.
My dear ones have been backbitten and their virtue questioned I beg that this that I ask for my enemies shall come to pass: That the South wind shall scorch their bodies and make them wither and shall not be tempered to them. That the North wind shall freeze their blood and numb their muscles and that it shall not be tempered to them.
That the East wind shall make their minds grow dark, their sight shall fall and their seed dry up so that they shall not multiply. I ask that their fathers and mothers from their furthest generation will not intercede for them before the great throne, and that the wombs of their women shall not bear fruit except for strangers, and that they shall become extinct.
I pray that the children who may come shall be weak of mind and paralyzed of limb and that they themselves shall curse them in their turn for ever turning the breath of life into their bodies. I pray that disease and death shall be forever with them and that their worldly goods shall not prosper, and that their crops shall not multiply and that their cows, their sheep, and their hogs and all the living beasts shall die of starvation and thirst. I pray that their house shall be unroofed and that the rain, the thunder and lightening shall find the innermost recesses of their home and that the foundation shall crumble and the floods tear it asunder.
I pray that the sun shall not shed its rays on them in benevolence, but instead it shall beat down on them and burn them and destroy them. I pray that the moon shall not give them peace, but instead shall deride them and decry them and cause their minds to shrivel. I pray that their friends shall betray them and cause them loss of power, of gold and of silver, and that their enemies shall smite them until they beg for mercy which shall not be given them. I pray that their tongues shall forget how to speak in sweet words, and that it shall be paralyzed and that all about them shall be desolation, pestilence and death I ask you for all these things because they have dragged me in the dust and destroyed my good name; broken my heart and caused me to curse the day that I was born.
This is a curse-prayer that Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and anthropologist, collected in the s. And by then it was already old. I have often marveled at it. At the precision of its anger, the absoluteness of its bitterness. Its utter hatred of the enemies it condemns. It is a curse-prayer by a person who would readily, almost happily, commit suicide, if it meant her enemies would also die horribly.
I am sure it was a woman who first prayed this curse. And I think, with astonishment, that the curse-prayer of this colored woman—starved, enslaved, humiliated and carelessly trampled to death over centuries—is coming to pass. Indeed, like ancient peoples of color the world over who have tried to tell the white man of the destruction that would inevitably follow from the uranium mining plunder of their sacred lands, this woman—along with millions and billions of obliterated sisters, brothers and children—seems to have put such enormous energy into her hope for revenge that her curse seems close to bringing it about.
In any case, this has been my own problem. Has already taken away education, medicine, housing and food That William Shockley is saying at this moment that he will run for the Senate of my country to push his theory that blacks are genetically inferior and should be sterilized When I consider that he is, they are, a real and present threat to my life and the life of my daughter, my people—I think, in perfect harmony with my sisters of long ago—Let the Earth marinate in poisons.
Let the bombs cover the ground like rain. For nothing short of total destruction will ever teach them anything. And it would be good, perhaps, to put an end to this species in any case, rather than let the white man continue to subjugate it, and continue to let their lust dominate, exploit and despoil not just our planet, but the rest of the universe, which is their clear and oft-stated intention—leaving their.
If we have any true love for the stars, planets, the rest of Creation, we must do everything we can to keep the white man away from them. They who have appointed themselves our representatives to the rest of the universe; they who have never met any new creature without exploiting, abusing and destroying it; they who say we poor and colored and female and elderly blight neighborhoods, while they blight worlds. What they have done to the Old, they will do to the New. Under the white man every star would become a South Africa, every planet a Vietnam.
Fatally irradiating ourselves may in fact be the only way to save others from what Earth has already become. And this is a consideration that I believe requires some serious thought from every one of us. However, just as the sun shines on the godly and the ungodly alike, so does nuclear radiation. And with this knowledge it becomes increasingly difficult to embrace the thought of extinction purely for the assumed satisfaction of—from the grave—achieving revenge.
Or even of accepting our demise as a planet as a simple and just preventative medicine administered to the universe. Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it. In any case, Earth is my home— though for centuries white people have tried to convince me I have no right to exist, except in the dirtiest, darkest corners of the globe.
So let me tell you: I intend to protect my home. Praying—not a curse—only the hope that my courage will not fail my love. But if by some miracle, and all our struggle, the Earth is spared, only justice to every living thing and everything alive will save humankind. And we are not saved yet. Only justice can stop a curse. She has written many books. A historical fiction that follows his first four years of frontline activism and hitchhiking, Angry Tree: Earth Defenders on the Frontlines is due to be printed this year. To order the book, go to writergregmack.
The Feds had established a hour watch below the two tree sitters to starve or dehydrate them out. Support camp consists of four people when Lauren and I arrive, the removal of Marcos and Amelia keeps our numbers stable. As night falls, Joe rants a boisterous monologue while I cross the road closure to the upper bank and distract the Feds. She must drop the rope to her support at the right moment to prevent cops from grabbing it. I randomly toss rocks and snap twigs as a distraction. I move behind a tree as a light flashes around and intentionally crunch branches loudly.
Officer Barney rushes up the hill after me. I stumble through trees and deadfall, feet further until I feel sure the chase has ended. Officer Barney sweeps the area with his big flashlight. I shield myself with trees. Sitting still, I listen. Did the other cops come looking for me? I creep near the road and radio in softly before imitating a loud hiker. Again, cops ignore me then abruptly shine a spotlight my way. I freeze in place as their scattered movements tell me that the light was accidentally directed my way. He peters out rapidly, aimlessly shining his light.
For hours I confuse cops by throwing debris different directions. The radio signal deteriorates, converting. Cops attack Bob, throwing him face first on the ground, then tie him to a tree where he will sit for hours, waiting for shift change. She has something in mind; let her finish. Let me be with my boyfriend. Please allow me to come down and sit with him. Thundering ground shakes when the life of an old tree ends as it slams to the Earth. Shortly into our day, a friendly Fed from Utah walks down. After gabbing awhile longer, she withdraws up the steep bank. Bruce relates their encounter with cops.
A group of violent Earth First! Maria is young and new to civil disobedience campaigns. This is a harsh place for initiation. Our hardcore, in your face, life-risking operation either welds strong new activists or scares people away from civil disobedience entirely. As we maintain normal background noise complete with pauses and laughter, the three inch closer and closer to the tree. It dangles above the ground.
Officer Dover lunges toward the tree. Turning sharply away from the tree, Bruce takes flight over bushes and deadfall. A log catches his foot and he tumbles to the ground then jumps up in one motion. Bruce swings his elbows, sustaining his flight. Dover persists, breathing hard on his neck as they plummet downward. Dover lunges at Bruce. They struggle, rolling down the mountain until they lose energy and stop. Cops drag Bruce up the steep slope. Lauren and Maria had panicked and dropped their supplies.
One more arrest, one more day of dehydration for the sitters. It could snap and kill me! Nightfall inspires Spike, Joe and me to start rotating rant sessions. Psychological torture is the goal, since nobody is willing to risk arrest tonight. Blurting out fake code words to our imaginary friend Rick, I bluff charge and haphazardly toss objects. Go Rick, you got it! After hours of battering their senses I notice Maria, slumped down in darkness. Rant warfare is a harsh introduction for a newcomer.
I help Maria find a flat sleeping space and we all break for the night. With the new day, activists decide to bum rush the treesits by early afternoon. Spike, Joe, Lilith and Maria risk sacrifice to deliver food and water. Cops will spot you long before you have a chance. Rushing through the trees with mad chaotic screams, bodies crash and rip down the slope. Spike and Lilith are cuffed and hauled away. Officer Barney ambles into camp and pretends to listen as he bobs his head and moves his lips, counting activists.
Barney turns to leave and Joe surfaces below camp. Lauren waves him in. Astounded by her action, I rush to keep Joe away from the cops. Barney sees him and Officer Bethel walks down. Joe sits on a five gallon food bucket fifteen feet away from the cops, still wearing his face mask. Maggie points out that she is someone. The night sky inspires Joe to rant while I execute fake rushes towards the remaining treesit. Weariness takes hold and we slip into unconsciousness.
Heavy clouds roll in. Bushwhacking up, down and around the ridges is fun on this spectacular day with a radiant new friend. At the stash area, we search in vain for 45 minutes then head back. Near camp, we accidentally skirt within 50 feet of the road, inside the illegally enforced closure. Feds run up the road. We fly down the ravine into a clump of thick brush and hold each other tight as I calm her panic.
But soon enough, the campfire glow guides us to safety. Maria generously shares nerve-calming kava. Our herbal induced numbness convinces us to confuse the cops tonight by remaining silent. Out of severe dehydration, Maggie descends her tree. She walks down to support camp in a great mood. They refused to take me again, so Bethel released me. Officer Barney drops down Chainsaws miss their daybreak routine, so we sleep in. Poppyseed rated it liked it Aug 15, Nijin rated it did not like it Aug 09, PrisonGuy rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Cor Cordium rated it liked it Jun 19, Nikki marked it as to-read May 27, Tatumparrish marked it as to-read Jun 02, Maralaa marked it as to-read Jul 07, V added it Aug 09, Amanda marked it as to-read Sep 15, Nazim marked it as to-read Mar 03, Bethany marked it as to-read May 06, Doris marked it as to-read May 13, Kynthos-the-Archer Kyn marked it as to-read May 15, Justin added it Jun 11, Marisa Pope added it Jun 25, Maria marked it as to-read Jul 21, Tammie marked it as to-read Aug 03, Tad marked it as to-read Aug 19, Ben marked it as to-read Sep 16, Jupp Vogst marked it as to-read Nov 13, Eve added it Jan 10, Frank Tatum is currently reading it Jan 21,