Follow the power lines
December 7, 2010 5:29 AM Subscribe
Identify a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel for me - the only thing I remember about it is the hero(ine?) following the rusting stumps of electricity pylons through a bleak, post-apocalyptic (nuclear?) landscape.
posted by Happy Dave to writing & language (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So this is the longest of longshots. When I was about 10 or 11, I borrowed a book from my local library in Scotland. I remember it had a grey cover, possibly with a large number on it (maybe part of the title). I didn't read very far into it, but to this day I remember the description of the main character, who I think was a woman and a sort of wanderer or nomad in the Mad Max mold, following the line of old power pylons across a mountainside. The pylons were gone, but their rusted stumps remained.
I also have a vague memory of a devastated city and gangs fighting in old subway tunnels, but this may be from a completely different book.
Any ideas? I know there's a heap of post-apoc fans on here, hopefully I'm not imagining this. I've had a look through the relevant lists on Wikipedia, but nothing is pinging my radar.