I’m starting my book review series with some suggestions of some of the best prepper fiction to read, and there’s a good chance you haven’t even heard of his favorite series of the bunch.
Book one in the article is the all-time prepper favorite, Alas Babylon by Pat Frank.
Here’s the publisher’s blurb: “Alas, Babylon.” Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.
The book, while obviously dated, is a classic and in my opinion it’s the first prepper fiction book to start with if you are new to the genre.
I talk about other books, but I do want to mention my favorite series in prepper fiction that nobody in the US seems to have heard about, the “Tomorrow When The War Began” series. The books are targeted at young adults (specifically, Australian and New Zealand young adults) but it’s very accessible and is extremely well written… enough to entertain & inform adults as well as young adults.
Think “Red Dawn” in Australia, but instead of just the opening of the war story, the series covers the entire invasion.
For those of you who are into movies, there’s a good version of the opening book, Tomorrow When The War Began, on Netflix streaming. Here’s the trailer:
I hope you enjoy my list.