Ham Radio in Recent Novels

As I read I’ve been struck by a sense that Ham Radio – Amateur Radio – has been more often favorably portrayed in fiction and in non-fiction books. A select few to mention from what I’ve recently read:

Sometimes Eagle’s Wings – The Saga of Aeropostale by Joy Dunkerley includes accounts of early corporate radio and radio navigation.

When the Almond Tree Blossoms by David Aikman touches on radio use when the world comes apart.

Shut Down and Buck: A Survivor of the Shut Down both by W.R. Flynn include important Ham Radio operators when the world isn’t being held together by much.

Frozen in Time: Murder at the Bottom of the World (Antarctic Murders Trilogy #1) by Theodore Jerome Cohen (the Author is a radio ham himself) includes the work of radiomen.

Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse and Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse both by James Wesley Rawles mostly includes radio amateur’s operations in the background.

The Road Home by Andrew Baze features Amateur Radio as a centerpiece.

Three Hundred Zeroes: Lessons Of The Heart On The Appalachian Trail by Dennis R. Blanchard K1YPP includes some accounts of his operating.

Riding the Shortwaves: Exploring the Magic of Amateur Radio by Don Keith N4KC is all about amateur radio

What have you recently read that featured Amateur Radio where you might not have expected it?



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One thought on “Ham Radio in Recent Novels

  1. Amateur radio plays a pivotal role in foiling a covert military project to breed supersoldiers in the novel “Relic”.

    Mike Polia, AB1AW, writing as Jonathan Brookes, spins a fast-paced tale of intrigue, murder, and clandestine cloning projects.

    Disturbingly close to the truth, Relic describes a world in which human soldiers are replaced with something much deadlier, and much more uncontrollable, with consequences that could spell the end of humanity as we know it.

    The book is available at the ARRL website, as well as from Amazon.

    EDITED to Add Links (K9ZW)



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