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Post Apocalyptic

Post Apocalyptic fiction is set after a major catastrophic event such as a nuclear war, worldwide environmental disaster, impact event, resource depletion or other disaster that has a worldwide effect and generally brings about the end of civilization.

These stories can be set anywhere from immediately after such an event to a time when a pre-catastrophe civilization has been all but forgotten and faded to myth and legend.

Noted Works

Stephen King's Dark Tower Series

Abaddon Book's Afterblight Chronicles

William Tenn's Of Men and Monsters

Peter Heller's The Dog Stars

John Christopher's The Death of Grass

Books Reviewed

  • The Fireman by Joe Hill
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller
  • Apocalypse: Diary of a Survivor by Matt Pike
  • Barricade by Jon Wallace
  • Blood Music by Greg Bear
  • Bringing forth the end of days by Simon Law
  • Code Name Atlas by Tony Evans
  • Crossed by Evelyn Blackwell
  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  • Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny
  • Dreaming of Eden by James Lucien
  • Extinction Horizon by Nicolas Sansbury Smith
  • Fiefdom by Dan Abnett
  • Greybeard by Brian Aldiss
  • Hooded Man by Paul Kane
  • I am Legend by Richard Matheson
  • Ill Wind by Kevin J Anderson
  • Jagannath by Kerry Denney
  • Journal of the Plague Year by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • MoonFall by AG Wyatt
  • Nod by Adrian Barnes
  • Of Men and Monsters by William Tenn
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Pure by Julianna Baggott
  • Reality 36 by Guy Haley
  • Robopocalypse by Daniel H Wilson
  • School's Out Forever by Scott K Andrews
  • South by Frank Owen
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Culled by Simon Spurrier
  • The Darwin Elevator by Jason M Hough
  • The Death of Grass by John Christopher
  • The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
  • The Drowned World by JG Ballard
  • The Exodus Towers by Jason M Hough
  • The Northern Star: The Beginning by Mike Gullickson
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • The Plague Forge by Jason M Hough
  • The Ship by Antonia Honeywell
  • The World Jones Made by Philip K Dick
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  • Three by Jay Posey
  • Twilight Candleflies by Scott Niven
  • Wastelands 2 by John Joseph Adams
  • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  • Without Warning by John Birmingham
  • Wool by Hugh Howey
  • Bloodstone by David Gemmell
  • Flaming Dove by Daniel Arenson
  • The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
  • The Enemy by Charlie Higson
  • The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  • The Last Guardian by David Gemmell
  • The Malice by Peter Newman
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • The Vagrant by Peter Newman
  • The Waste Lands by Stephen King
  • Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
  • Wolf in Shadow by David Gemmell
  • Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
  • World War Z by Max Brooks
  • Borne by Jeff Vandermeer
  • The Seven by Peter Newman
  • Skitter by Ezekiel Boone
  • Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill
  • Clade by James Bradley
  • The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
  • Pandemic by A G Riddle
  • Shelter by Dave Hutchinson
The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
- H. P. Lovecraft

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