One of my favorite genres, along with Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror. Abbreviated to PAW fiction for short it is a seldom discussed genre despite a lot of materials that are out there. The Deathlands Series, Joe Deavers Freeway Warrior. I find that Lovecraftian elements woven in with a cracking story can make for excellent reading. Civilization under attack or striving against the dangers of otherworldly forces really are underplayed in modern PAW fiction. After the 1980s ended a lot of the raw energy of that time gave way and other genres took precedent. The Cold War ended etc. Now though, with books like 'The Hunger Games' now becoming best-seller movies, a new generation is now coming of age. The 80s vibe is back again!