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Well,My mom and i watch these movies regularly and we think that one of these movies will be Y2k.I think that if you've seen this Movie then please give me feedback if not please rent them,there really good movies Cyborg is old but its still good.


-- Morgan (, October 26, 1998


I watched Postman...Twice. I recommend everyone do so. Besides, I enjoy Kevin Costner. Sometimes we just fall into being heros in our own and others lives, at other times we choose. Think now. Do you want to be on the side of the shoot em up, guns rule crowd? Or do you care about making it a better world for everyone?

Time for me to re-take riding lessons.


-- Diane J. Squire (, October 26, 1998.


Saw Postman when it came out; last month I read the book (by David Brin). The book was naturally much more detailed.

If you haven't read it yet, read "Lucifer's Hammer" ... check for the author. I gave the book to a friend.

"Lucifer's Hammer" is about comets hitting the earth, and survival afterward. I found it VERY informative in that through the experiences of the characters, I got some great ideas about what things would be useful and what things would be useless (including people!).

Although the comet thing seems far distant from Y2K, the great majority of the book deals with the changes caused by the distruction of several major cities and therefore the power & supply infrastructure. Excellent exploration of social disruption & survival.

It's a fat paperback, but worth the time!!!

-- Arewyn (, October 26, 1998.

John Christopher's SF novel, No Blade of Grass, posits a world in which a plant virus fatal to all grasses escapes from a bio-warfare site and spreads throughout the world. Unfortunately all grain crops are grasses. Another mode of TEOTWAWKI. Gripping stuff...

Book's o.p. but available used.

-- Tom Carey (, October 26, 1998.

I read a book by Larry Burkett called "Solar Flare." Everything electronic is knocked out by the solar storms. What happens to society with an extended period of no electricity makes for some very interesting reading. I added lots of things to my list of items to buy while reading the book. It can be found in Christian bookstores.

-- Gayla Dunbar (, October 26, 1998.

I remember reading a science fiction novel called Earth Abides. Dont know the author. It takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area and deals with a devastating plague that wipes out most the population. They have no electricity, phones, etc. -- none of the modern conveniences. Just a shambles to dig through. Lots of pointers on how they rebuilt their society. I particularly remember they built bows with arrows made with tips from copper pennies.


-- Diane J. Squire (, October 26, 1998.

Also belonging in this group of movies is "Trigger Effect" (in video rental stores) where the grid goes down and people step out to buy guns, etc. But "The Postman" had a lot of depth and is a lot more worthwhile film.

-- Jon (, October 26, 1998.

I just read "Nightfall" by Issac Asimov. The first section of the book is VERY similar to what we are experiecing now. I do know how the book conncludes, don't know if real life will be similar or not. A good read.

Also, "The Fourth Turning" for those who like their books all serious and socialogical. A good look at history and its possible next steps. Not a mention of Y2K, but it's easy to overlay.

Movies? I don't think it's going to be like anything we've ever seen...

-- pshannon (, October 27, 1998.

Lucifer's Hammer is a Niven/Pournelle book

Also look up Dr. Dean Ing's "Pulling Through" for skills.


-- Chuck a Night Driver (, October 27, 1998.

Two opposible thumbs up on Lucifer's Hammer (comet hits earth on 'ice cream sunday') and Pulling Through (howto on surviving Armageddon).

Here's a tasty morsel that's sure to appeal to those whom doom fascinates:

Thing s Fall Apart

there is a slight twist at the end... a hook, if you will.

-- Max Dixon (Ogden, Utah USA) (, October 28, 1998.

I really must talk to my doctor about my medication...

-- Max Dixon (Ogden, Utah USA) (, October 28, 1998.

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