History Literature / WarDay

23rd Nov '16 7:06:54 AM Morgenthaler
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Notable for its abundance of {{AuthorTract}}s and containing numerous [[ScrapbookStory documents from the world it depicts]]. The book was supposed to be the start of [[{{Sequelitis}} a series]], but subsequent projects were abandoned so one of the two authors could write books about his personal encounters with aliens.

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Notable for its abundance of {{AuthorTract}}s {{Author Tract}}s and containing numerous [[ScrapbookStory documents from the world it depicts]]. The book was supposed to be the start of [[{{Sequelitis}} a series]], but subsequent projects were abandoned so one of the two authors could write books about his personal encounters with aliens.
23rd Nov '16 7:06:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Honorary" AlternateHistory: Even though the book was set nine years in the future of when it was published time has marched on.

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* "Honorary" AlternateHistory: Even though the book was set nine years in the future of when it was published time has marched on.
23rd Nov '16 7:04:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* NoCelebritesWereHarmed: Averted. Creator/MerylStreep is mentioned as producing and starring in a banned play in Califronia, while Creator/BrookeShields is seen filming a movie there.
23rd Nov '16 7:03:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArabIsraeliConflict: One of the few bits of news from outside the US is that the Arabs and Israelis have had another war. The details aren't given, but the Arab nations are said to be Israeli puppet states, implying that Israel wiped the floor with the Arabs.
26th Feb '16 9:10:43 AM SilentHunterUK
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* NoCelebritesWereHarmed: Averted. Creator/MerylStreep is mentioned as producing and starring in a banned play in Califronia, while Creator/BrookeShields is seen filming a movie there.
26th Feb '16 9:09:03 AM SilentHunterUK
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* CrapsackWorld: About a third of the US (and possibly more of Soviet) people were killed in the war and the aftermath, if you are not from California you are an illegal alien, one of the main characters is triaged (barred from medical treatment), etc.
* DeusAngstMachina: Due to the "limited" aspect of the war, only three US cities are directly nuked: Washington DC, New York, and [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers San Antonio, TX]]. The only real reason why is that James Kunetka is from San Antonio.

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* CrapsackWorld: About a third of the US (and possibly more of Soviet) people were killed in the war and the aftermath, if you are not from California you are an illegal alien, one of the main characters is triaged (barred from medical treatment), treatment) due to the level of radiation he has received, etc.
** In addition, children with major birth defects from radiation are routinely subject euthanasia.
* DeusAngstMachina: Due to the "limited" aspect of the war, only three US cities are directly nuked: Washington DC, New York, and [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers San Antonio, TX]]. The only real reason why is that James Kunetka is from San Antonio. However, the EMP detonations cause huge damage to infrastructure all over the place.
29th Jun '14 4:31:32 PM Geoduck
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: The main characters are fictionalized versions of the authors.
5th Nov '13 11:44:14 PM Meshakhad
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''Warday'' is a novel by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka. It was first published in 1984 and deals with [[AuthorAvatar slightly fictionalized versions of the authors]] traveling across the United States after a nuclear war to conduct a series of studies and research. Written in the first person, the book is meant to give the impression of what a postwar future would be like.

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''Warday'' is a novel by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka. It was first published in 1984 and deals with [[AuthorAvatar slightly fictionalized versions of the authors]] traveling across the United States after a nuclear war to conduct a series of studies and research. Written in the first person, the book is meant to give the impression of what a postwar future would be like.
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* DeusAngstMachina: Due to the "limited" aspect of the war, only three US cities are directly nuked: Washington DC, New York, and [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers San Antonio, TX]]. The only real reason why is that James Kunetka is from San Antonio.


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** Other parts of the US are implied to be slowly breaking away - Texas has its own currency (backed by oil), and Washington and Oregon have a joint legislature.
21st Apr '13 2:49:47 PM Meshakhad
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** Someone notes that FromACertainPointOfView, the US actually ''won'' the war - the Soviet Union is stated to be in even worse shape.
24th Mar '13 4:46:12 PM Geoduck
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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: California has closed its borders, the Southwest has become Aztlan and much of the Eastern US is uninhabitable.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: DividedStatesOfAmerica / FallenStatesOfAmerica: California has closed its borders, the Southwest has become Aztlan and much of the Eastern US is uninhabitable.uninhabitable.
* {{Mockumentary}}
* SelfInsertFic
* UnexpectedSuccessor: The Under Secretary of the Treasury ends up being the self-described caretaker President.
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