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Crater Lake

A struggle for survival in a land of death

Laurence James

Cover Artist:
Michael Herring

First Edition

Release Date:
August, 1987

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Second Edition

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August, 1992

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Third Edition

Release Date:
December, 1997

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Audio Cassette

Release Date:
June, 1998

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Graphic Audio WMA

Release Date:
December, 2005

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Graphic Audio MP3 CD

Release Date:
December, 2005

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Graphic Audio CDs

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December, 2005

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Near what was once the Pacific Northwest, Ryan's band discovers a beautiful valley untouched by the nuclear blast that changed the world forever.

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Near what was once the Pacific northwest, Ryan Cawdor and his roving band of post-holocaust survivors discover a beautiful valley untouched by the nuclear blast that changed the earth forever.

Resisting the temptation to settle in that idyllic land, the group is captured and forced deep beneath an extinct volcano to an isolated community of in-bred scientists.

These psychopathic descendants of a twentieth-century government research team are blindly laboring to find better ways of genocide, unaware that the world they are striving to slaughter has already died.

In a frantic race to stop this bizarre society from testing its horrific weapons, Ryan realizes that if he fails an already nuke-scorched Earth faces another Armageddon.

In the Deathlands the past and the future are clashing with frightening force.


Crater Lake
by GuapoPogi
I just finished Crater Lake. I liked the search through the redoubt and thought the room full of zippers was a hoot. The chapter in the library where Krysty and Ryan learn all about Doc's past was very good, and I believe this is the first time we learn Doc's middle name (not that it is relevant to anything at all). I find it totally implausible that 1700 scientists would in breed themselves down to 61 in just 100 years. With a gene pool of 1700 I doubt they could screw up that bad if they tried. I was sorry to see Finn go even though I knew it was coming since this is my third time reading Crater Lake (last being in '88 ). Other than learning of Doc's past and Finn's death Crater Lake is worth skipping. I esp thought that the part where Ryan and Krysty gave Jak the choice of staying with the group or of keeping his "jolt" was like something out of a cheap after school flick. I myself am very much against the recreational use of pharmaceuticals (with the exception of Viagra :) ) lol, but I just thought it was written poorly and came out sounding stupid. I thought the same way when I first read it too. I give the book a 5 and it only gets that because of the chapter in the library.
The adventure continues
by The Phantom
I enjoyed this one more than book 3, and the mysterious Doc Tanner has a lot of interesting secrets that he reveals, I liked finding out more about him.

The band of wanderers grows a little smaller, down to 6 by the end of this novel, as they discover a bunch of insane scientists in a mountain complex in Oregon.
Good action at the end of the book in particular, great stuff.
Cave of Doom
by cathboy
This was a great book. I enjoyed how Lori started to become part of the group and was forced to start to grow up fast.

The muddy cave, with the dwarfs was the best. Great suspence, and good action too. The crazed whitecoats under Crater Lake were good to see how even to much science can ruin a good thing.

Good read.
by One Eye Chills
Crater Lake was a good read, but not one of the best. It is still better than some of the newer ones though by a country mile.
There are some great elements that previous reviewers have already mentioned though - and they are all valid and solid points.
The highlights of the book are Doc's past being revealed to Ryan and Krysty for the first time, and fat-boy's death.
The beginning of this novel was definately the best part of the entire rest of the novel, but that is just one man's view.
Still a fun and exciting read all around.
Crater Great!
by Poopy_Penguin
I loved reading this book! It reminded me of Stoneface a little bit, cause I read that one first. Jak had a little to many lines in the book, but other then that, it was great. Fat boy's gone in this one as well. no big loss to me though.
Ok read
by slingbld

I am reviewing the Graphic Audio unabridged book &gt;

This was a pretty good book. I&#160;liked teh twon and the freaky crip of a baron. Loved how Lori got her revenge. Though once they were in Crater Lake itself, it seemed to get tiresome a bit.

Overal a good read.

Paradise Lost..
by ShadowTek
This is a good book that has two&nbsp;distinctive&nbsp;stories in it. One is a baron that is a white&nbsp;supremest, and worst, and the second is.. well Crater Lake.. Here you will learn of Docs mysterious past, also the death of one of my favorite members..

This story does not shy away from any political correctness.. for example what 16 yr old &nbsp;Lori is forced to do.. You'll cheer when she gets her revenge.

Its a great story!!