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y separately published work icon Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor single work   novel   young adult   science fiction  
Is part of Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor Series Matt J. Pike , 2016 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor
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"I guess it was inevitable -- the end of the world we know -- the end of humanity. Finding out early was a gift, surviving impact night was a miracle, living to tell the tale, well, that was the price I will pay, forever. There's no going back now." An Australian teenager records his experiences day by day in a survival diary. From the social chaos in suburban Adelaide in the lead-up, a night of total global catastrophe and the aftershocks as community and humanity crumble around him -- the world changes forever. What's left is a place where the conditions can kill you just as easily as the other survivors. Everything our teenager relied upon for survival in the pre-disaster world falls apart -- utilities, community, environment -- the only things that can keep him alive are his resources and resourcefulness.' (Source: publisher's blurb).

Affiliation Notes

  • Preppers and Survivalism in the AustLit Database

    This work has been affiliated with the Preppers and Survivalism project due to its relationship to either prepping or prepper-inflected survivalism more generally, and contains one or more of the following:

    1. A strong belief in some imminent threat
    2. Taking active steps to prepare for that perceived threat

    • A range of activities not necessarily associated with ‘prepping’ take on new significance, when they are undertaken with the express purpose of preparing for and/or surviving perceived threats, e.g., gardening, abseiling.
    • The plausibility of the threat, and the relative “reasonable-ness” of the response, don’t affect this definition. E.g., if someone is worried about climate change and climate disasters, and they respond by moving from a riverbank location in Cairns, or to a highland region of New Zealand, this makes them a prepper. If someone else is worried about brainwashing rays from outer space, and they respond by making a tinfoil hat, that makes them a prepper. 

    3. A character or characters (or text) who self-identify as a ‘prepper’, or some synonymous/modified term: ‘financial preppers’, ‘weekend preppers’, ‘fitness preppers’, etc.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Matt J. Pike , 2016 .
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      Extent: 199p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published June 30, 2014
      ISBN: 9781684191710
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  • Adelaide, South Australia,
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