Anyhow! I've been working on a Mutant Future campaign, and since I am currently out of things to read, I put the call out on the OSR forum on G+ for some new books to read, with a certain mutant future feel to them.
The great peeps over at the community came up with this awesome list! (as of 9 am this morning, I'm sure it'll keep going!)
This is a helluva list! (Seriously a big thank you to everyone!!!!)
Coming Attraction, short story by Fritz Leiber
A Boy & His Dog
Star Man's Son
Breed to come
Swan Song, Dies the Fire
One Second After
Earth Abides or On the Beach.
Red Sails in the Sunset by Paul Kidd
Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein
The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Patrick Tilley's The Amtrak Wars
Paul O William's The Pelbar Cycle
S M Stirling's The Emberverse Series
The Postman by David Brin
Riddley Walker by Russel Hoban
The Survivors by Terry Nation
A Canticle for Leobowitz by Walter Miller
Davy by Edgar Pangborn
Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys
Earth Abides by George Stewart.
Engine Summer by John Crowley.
Sweat, Steel & Cruise Control, edited by E.S. Wynn
Oryx & Crake
Stand Still, Stay Silent.
A bit of politics
Yesterday I spent a bit of time doing some research on nuclear weapons. As to wether this information is correct, I do not know for sure. But what I did find out made my arm hairs stand on end. From what I gather the U.S.A. has giver take 6700 nukes, Russia has 7300. So as you know MAD is assured. This lead me to do some research on the football and specifically how much red tape a president has to got thru to launch them. I found this site (caution if you are a Trump supporter the article might piss you off).
This lead me to look into Nuclear launch sites, and I was surprised to find out that 400 nukes are at Minot, ND Airbase. Which BTW is far too close to home for my comfort. 283 miles to be exact. Of those 400 nukes, which includes the W80 warheads and the minutemen. Both of which are scary as hell.
However it got my wheels turning on what I've been working on as far as my campaign is concerned. I had planned on doing a campaign within my own community. The idea of creating a post apocalyptic Winnipeg isn't easy, or any fairly large city for that matter. So in my head I thought, "well there won't be a lot left of Winnipeg, maybe just one helluva a crater!". Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction isn't it? The idea that the nukes in Minot could be destroyed, go off, or launch and explode, or even be destroyed by outside forces are all in the realm of possibility (well just going off probably not). Reading up on the W80 warheads they have variable yield of between 5 and 150 kt of TNT, which makes me believe that if something happened there would be a large crater where Minot & Winnipeg used to be. While this is not something that I would like to see happen (since I'd be a whole bunch of dead) it is a interesting idea for the upcoming campaign.