What is the name of this blasted book?
March 1, 2012 6:53 PM   Subscribe

What is the name of this SciFi book?

After 6 months of reading depressing SciFi trying to find a book from my foggy past, I give up. Do anyone recognize this apocalyptic book from a minimal clue?

It's fairly long book, and I believe is set in the USA sometime after a major climate change. There are huge winds that have stripped all the topsoil, and what population survives goes underground and into concrete bunkers. The winds are strong enough to take the concrete apart as well.

Can I remember any more than that?

Well, the book was in my local library and was a red covered hardback, so it must have been fairly mainstream.

I think I read this sometime in the late 70s or early 80s.

If anybody can figure it out, it has to be a MeFite.
posted by BlueHorse to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Ok. Doesn't look like this one.


The Wind From Nowhere - Ballard.
posted by bibliogrrl at 7:05 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Bibliogrrl, I think you've nailed it!
posted by BlueHorse at 8:41 PM on March 1, 2012

In case you haven't read it, you might enjoy another of Ballard's apocalyptic novels, The Drowned World.
posted by Fred Mars at 8:03 AM on March 2, 2012

Response by poster: Fred, I just pulled it out to read. Thanks.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:28 AM on March 2, 2012

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