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"Adaptations/Audio...With an average running time of nearly 8 hours, each of the books is a definite favorite of many OTR (long distance, over-the-road) truck drivers" as far as i know, otr stands for OldTimeRadio but not over-the-road.


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Main Characters: Ryan Cawdor · Krysty Wroth · J.B. Dix · Dean Cawdor · Jak Lauren · Mildred Wyeth · Dr. Theophilus Tanner
Other Characters: The Trader
Mutants: Stickies · Cannies

Out of Print[edit]

--Rhyde88 (talk) 18:40, 1 June 2008 (UTC)i have been trying to start reading these, but i cant find them anywhere i read somewhere that they are out of print now, at least the first couple, but i can't find any sources that specifically say that if they are we should add that to it --Chocrates 23:13, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Look on eBay, that is where I found mine... --Leversofpower (talk) 21:48, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

These books are not out of print. They come out with a new one about every three months. The next one is set to hit the store in June 2008. I've been following this series since I was a kid, out of the 82 books I know exist, I am only missing 13 and can provide a complete list of books. OR, we could be redirected to the Deathlands website... OR I do not believe that the first books are out of print, there have been 2nd and 3rd editions of Pilgrimage to Hell, Red Holocaust, Neutron Solstice, Crater Lake, and Homeward Bound... But I do not know about the others. Happy Hunting!!! ~~OneFallenShadow~~

Hi guys. I noticed bias in the OL entry so have edited it. Let's keep the main factual, not opinionated. That's what this page is for. --Rhyde88 (talk) 18:40, 1 June 2008 (UTC)rhyde88--Rhyde88 (talk) 18:40, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Suggesting it to be rewritten.[edit]

I've read a section on the first main character saying 'he has seen so much brutality in the Deathlands that even the most shocking horror does not shake his iron will'... This is an encyclopedia right? I never read the series so I don't think I should touch the writings. (talk) 11:33, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Too bad others don't hold such sentiment. --Leversofpower (talk) 21:50, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

There are several instances where Ryan's ability to cope with extreme situations and events and suffers no emotional damage. It is one of the main aspects of his character as a leader. --Leversofpower (talk) 21:50, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Few people seem to be anything other than deletes and critics, yet there are few people who are willing to add anything substantial to this article. Come on guys/gals roll up your sleeves an do some research after all anyone can delete right others hard work?--Leversofpower (talk) 21:45, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Looking for greater detail on the Trader's War Wagons. Any help is greatly appreciated. Judas Strike specified them as War Wagon One and Leviathan. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Leversofpower (talkcontribs) 17:12, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Removed sentences, cleaned up, tagged[edit]

I removed these sentences, along with cleaning up the beginning and adding fact tags:

You will also find in many novels there are "tempting" ideas for the story to follow, and one tends to feel that after re-reading many of the novels these "leads" have either been forgotten or abandoned, which is confusing when readers latch onto an idea only to have it vanish without trace. One suspects the ghost writers don't talk to each other?

This is unsourced fan speculation. Tissuebox (talk) 08:21, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

It's a darn good point tho and maybe Golden Eagle Publishing is reading... From what I have read from a few of the authors is that they don't plan amongst themselves. --Leversofpower (talk) 21:47, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

This is a horrible article.[edit]

I came across article this while browsing a list of post-apocalyptic movies (or books I don't remember) and it's appalling, it's full of biased writing. I would give an example, but you can probably just glance at any single sentence in this article and get an idea of what I'm talking about.

I'm not a regular user, I can't take on this task and I don't know anything about the series except from this article, which is NOT a good source of information, but I'll try to rephrase and delete some NPOV stuff. (talk) 06:52, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Critics come easy... I've had it with 'the I'm gonna fix the article as in deleting and not adding anything of substantial value' crowd... If you want to convert it to more of an encyclopedic style by deleting as much as you can have fun becuase I contributed the most to this article and I'm not doing any more... --Leversofpower (talk) 19:51, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Sweet, looks like this might turn into a good article now. There's a reason so many people have been deleting your edits, the fact of the matter is a huge portion of this article was unnecessary and un-encyclopedic, besides I added a lot to fill in the blanks where I deleted. The stuff I deleted is blatantly biased and should have never been here in the first place, if you can't grasp why then you shouldn't be here either. (talk) 19:43, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Maybe so, Doubtful you will significantly add anything of Encyclopedic value. Perhaps, a private website is a much better location for the deleted information and adding new information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:38, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Book question[edit]

Silly question here: How many books are there and are they still being written? A quick read of the article doesn;t show any information about that. (Unless I;m missing it.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:43, 23 May 2010 (UTC)


This article needs extensive cleanup and shortening as verbose plot summaries are not acceptable on WP . --RichardMills65 (talk) 21:00, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

I would second a nomination for deletion based on the fact that this is 100% a pllot summary. --RichardMills65 (talk) 21:01, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

There are currently 106 books in the series, and it is an ongoing series. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chef Kronus (talkcontribs) 22:25, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

I would say keep this page.[edit]

I'm still pretty new to Wikipedia. In fact this is my first time posting anything. If it's worth anything, I found the page very useful. I love the series. I'm willing to help but don't really have any idea how to. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:13, 7 April 2012 (UTC)