The Survivalist is the generic title of Jerry Ahern’s long-lived series of pulp novels. While he was pre-dated by six years by the novel The Survivalist by Giles Tippette (1975). Ahern was the first novelist to create a series of novels with an iconic central character with distinctive survivalist attributes. Other “Men’s Adventure” titles, sharing similar attributes, include works by D.B. Drumm (“The Traveler” series) David L. Robbins (the “Endworld” series), Victor Milan aka Richard Austin (“The Guardians” series, loosely adapted from the role-playing game “The Morrow Project”), and Ryder Stacy —a pseudonym shared by Jan Stacy & Ryder Syvertsen (the “Doomsday Warrior” series).