I can’t remember the name of this book series…

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I remember reading a book back about 20 years ago about a nuclear powered submarine that was in deep water when everything went to shit and a nuclear war happened. when they got to the surface all the fighting was done, but they had no clue what was going on.

That’s all I remember from it, other than they were near the panama canal and the canal had been hit with a nuke, creating a blockage that they cleared with a nuclear missile of their own.

I’ve tried googling all these ideas, but all I’m finding is repeated references to “On the Beach”, which was a fine enough novel/movie, but it’s not what I’m thinking of.

help!


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    P41N90D

    You might remember the cover of the book, I’m sure its buried in the back of your brain somewhere. Might wanna try searching for “Post Apocalyptic” novels

    P41N90D

    * Post nuclear *

    derp

    There’s The Last Ship, which is 25 years ago.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Ship

    Submarina surfaces after a nuclear exchange as you said. No Panama Canal — Suez Canal, though.

    derp

    OK, then how about Omega Sub by J.D. Cameron, 1991:

    On top secret maneuvers beneath the polar ice cap, the USS LIBERATOR surfaces to find the Earth in flames from a global thermonuclear war — a war so complete that they do not know what started it. The crew then begins seeking out survivors to forge a new future.

    www.amazon.com/Omega-Sub-J-D-Cameron/dp/0380760495

    centerNegative

    Awesome. Now I can login and take proper credit. And the secret to my success: expert Googling.

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    centerNegative

    Derp. NOW I’ll take credit. It’s the fifth result down under “the nautical fiction list”.

    reptilecobra13
    Tj

    Can’t find any info on it but here’s a second recommendation for The Last Ship

    Aquaman43

    omfg i just googled my fat ass off for close to 90 minutes and my advice is to LET IT GO.

    #makecasemdsgreatagain

    quitter

    DaftGhosty

    I’ve done a bit of searching Tiki, and I’m afraid the internet searches won’t likely yield a result. You are probably looking at a cheap pulp fiction book of the 1980’s. There were thousands of those books put out during that time, and most all of them are forgotten by almost everyone. There in we find the flaw of the internet. We can only find what we want, when enough people have shared what we are looking for. If it were midget porn then you would find what you are looking for no problem. Your only hope is to try… Read more »

    demon

    Fuck! This reminded me of a movie I’ve never been able to find. 80’s or 90’s, similar storyline. The world ends, but a few people survive. The one I mainly recall is this serviceman happened to be underwater in a pond, breathing thru a reed. World blows up, he comes up for air and everything is gone. All I ever got on searches was the same as Tiki…”On The Beach.”

    JHightower

    Sounds exactly like Omega Sub by J.D. Cameron.

    JHightower

    It had some zombie esque overtones with the survivors on shore all wearing white shirts. The end of each book gave a glimpse into the future of the crew, but the next book sometimes picked up a bit before the events discussed in the last chapter. They made a bse out of an Atoll or sheltered island of some sort. If any of this sounds familiar I think I may have this one figured. J.D. Cameron was a nom de plume assigned by the publisher. Michael Jahn may have used it to kick off the story, but the last half… Read more »

    pastmasterjedi

    On the off chance I am right…I decided to register. The description I recall about the panama canal was how the water levels were so different between the two oceans it formed a waterfall after the blast. I also remember there was a second sub that was stalking them, but this may have been in one of the other books.

    pastmasterjedi

    Good to know all my useless knowledge payed off, lol. I think the panama story was City of Fear. There are six books in the set. The fifth and the sixth were the hardest to track down, but I think you can get them on Amazon for about $4-$5 each. A great set of books!

    dogsurfer

    “Long Voyage Back” or “The Last Ship” is close, but with a ship, not submarine. “Lucifer’s Hammer” and “The Postman” are excellent apocalypse survival adventures.

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