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Lights Out by Halffast - Free PDF Book
« on: October 10, 2008, 04:35:08 PM »
A listener to the show named Brian sent this to me.  Read about the first 50 pages so far and it seems pretty good.  So far it is less clichce and "tac talk" then Patriots was.  The scenario is an EMP shutdown of the grid, a definite real threat.  

http://www.survivalmonkey.com/SF%20books/LightsOut!/LightsOut-Current.pdf
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 06:06:20 PM »
We Interrupt This Program. http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/showthread.php?t=192640

You have 36 minutes to prepare cause we just found a asteroid headed toward earth, we didn't see it until too late, best of luck....
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Pretty decent story by A.T. Hagan.

Lights out by Halfast is kinda a primer on the "survival" road.  Easy read, simple to follow.  Just wish I had the garage space he seemed to have. ;)

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 08:29:11 PM »
Jack,
you beat me to posting this.  :D
I enjoyed it. Pretty well written for "fan fiction" I guess you could say.
 
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 09:03:42 PM »
I thought it was a great book, hard to put down.

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 09:19:55 PM »
The only thing I didn't like about it was at the end.  The jump from one important part to another.  I almost wrote about it, but I didn't want to spoil the story for anyone.  Oh, there was another part - a violation of privacy issue, that I didn't like also.

Otherewise great story!   (I have read it a couple times)
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 11:07:53 AM »
I just started rereading it again for like the fourth time.  Lights Out was my introduction to PAW fiction.  It got me thinking a lot more about long term preparedness.

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 08:25:25 PM »
A listener to the show named Brian sent this to me.  Read about the first 50 pages so far and it seems pretty good.  So far it is less clichce and "tac talk" then Patriots was.  The scenario is an EMP shutdown of the grid, a definite real threat. 

http://www.survivalmonkey.com/SF%20books/LightsOut!/LightsOut-Current.pdf


I'm getting URL not found when I click the link. 
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2008, 09:08:51 PM »
Try this:
http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/friends_links.html

Scroll down and you'll see the download links.
 
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2008, 09:14:42 PM »
The long url got jacked up, it is fixed now.
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2008, 09:30:43 PM »
Thank you very much, both of you. ;)
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 11:07:15 PM »
I'm about 150 pages into Lights Out, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit.  It's a better written book than Patriots: Surviving the coming collapse, but it does tend to drag on a bit.  There are long stretches that seem to focus on a laundry list of mundane chores and errands that the main characters engage in, but it makes you consider what you would do in that same situation.  I'm also able to focus on each character better than Patriots.  In that one, each character got a brief description, and there was no real character development after that.  All the characters pretty much blended together, while others seemed to be forgotten about completely.  I haven't been having that problem with Lights Out, and with some editing, I think it would do well if published.  The characters aren't totally steeped in cliche, and their speech and motivations are pretty realistic.  I'm interested how the story pans out. 

I'm having some difficulty with the PDF format, since reading anything on the computer for long periods of time is pretty tiring.  I'd like to sit down with it in hand the old fashioned way, but I'll take what I can get.  I'm not even going to consider printing all 611 pages either! 

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 08:32:26 AM »
All that I can add to what has already been said is that the book would be a great read/primer for new preppers.  It really makes you think and realize what we have and what we, God forbid, may need one day. 

I am on page 500 (just started on Friday night!) and just can't seem to put it down.  Thanks for the link Jack!
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2008, 09:51:11 AM »
FISH!  Looks like a couple more people got "hooked".  Great story isn't it. 
I, too, would like to have a hard copy, but won't print it out either.
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2008, 10:22:24 AM »
My boss was kind enough to let me print it out on our duplexing printer.  It still took a 4" 3-ring binder to hold it all.

I also downloaded it to my Treo so I can read it anywhere I get a few minutes.
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2008, 10:11:22 PM »
At one point there was some discussion out there that "Lights out was going to go to print.  Has anyone heard any more on that?

ARFCOM has a pretty good fiction/manuals thread thats where I first found the story.

Link - http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=10&f=20


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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2008, 02:26:22 AM »
Great story - Thanks for the Post

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2008, 02:50:51 PM »
I am actually working on printing this out over several weeks here at work. 20-30 pages a day.
Like I've said before, it's so much better to have a hard copy.
 
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2008, 03:27:29 PM »
Halffast is a member here.
He was trying to get another book published first.
I haven't checked on the progress in some time so I don't know if it is/is almost/was published or not.
I can't remember the other books name, but it is also well written.
Maybe he will chime in.

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2008, 03:29:21 PM »
...and HERE is a link to another of his writings.

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2008, 10:32:16 PM »
Well, I just finished Lights Out.  All I can say is WOW!

I'm a reader & that  was a good read.  Well done halffast, well done.
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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2008, 11:07:01 AM »
defintely a good read :)

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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2008, 11:27:22 PM »
Whew! I was up reading until 0300. Couldn't stop!

Great story and I really liked the other one, "The Bugout", as well.
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2009, 09:01:59 PM »
I just finished it; this was a very good read. I was up to 5 this morning. The older I get, the dumber that is...

Anyway, here is a link to the 'Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack'. Their reports are pretty sober reading.

http://www.empcommission.org/index.php

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2009, 10:58:01 PM »
I'm about 300 pages in to the book.  Great read but a bit wordy at times.  I can only read it on my work computer so it is very slow going but a nice distraction at times  ;D

Not great literature but very entertaining.  Makes me want to move to Texas.  No one in LA is like anyone in the book. 

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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2009, 08:17:13 PM »
I finished it several months ago.  I, too, enjoyed it quite a bit.  I love these sort of books.  If anyone knows of any others besides Patriots, please let me know.

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« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2009, 08:20:10 PM »
Nevermind on the books....I just joined and noticed all the books listed in other posts.  Thanks.

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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2009, 10:00:27 PM »
I finished it several months ago.  I, too, enjoyed it quite a bit.  I love these sort of books.  If anyone knows of any others besides Patriots, please let me know.

I have two more for you (actually 2 of 3)
 
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I'm still waiting on the third of the trilogy. (Not out yet?)  Real page turners!
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Re: Lights Out - Free PDF Book
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2009, 06:00:05 PM »
I finished it several months ago.  I, too, enjoyed it quite a bit.  I love these sort of books.  If anyone knows of any others besides Patriots, please let me know.

I have two more for you (actually 2 of 3)
 
"Enemies :Foriegn and Domestic"
"Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista"
By Matthew Bracken

I'm still waiting on the third of the trilogy. (Not out yet?)  Real page turners!


The third of the trilogy is due out in March acc. to Matthew's website. Go here to read a sample:

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/
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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2009, 02:42:10 PM »
I read this book last week.  A definite two thumbs up!!!! ;D
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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2009, 03:12:33 PM »
Just finished it last night.  Awesome book, but I was left wanting more.  Closure, closure closure!!  =-P
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