Survivors by Terry Nation

A reimagining of episodes from Terry Nation’s TV series, with a radically different ending for his characters. One thing I’ve always found interesting about Survivors is Nation’s heroes. They’re all middle-class individualists, with “natural” authority. While his bad guys are all working-class “thugs” with guns, forcing their collectivism on everyone. The book and TV series were written in the mid-seventies, before Thatcher came to power, and plays to that idea, often pushed by working-class Tories, that the unions had too much power. Not an idea I ascribe to, but perhaps that understanding is one of the many reasons that generation chose Thatcher in seventy-nine.


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