Post-Apocalyptic Literature

Mara and Dann : an adventure

Doris Lessing.

Literary Fiction

Thousands of years in the future, all the northern hemisphere is buried under the ice and snow of a new Ice Age. At the southern end of a large landmass called Ifrik, two children of the Mahondi people, seven-year old Mara and her younger brother, Dann, are abducted from their home in the middle of the night. Raised as outsiders in a poor rural village, Mara and Dann learn to survive the hardships and dangers of a life threatened as much by an un...

The postman

David Brin.

Science Fiction

Gordon is a wanderer who trades tales for food and shelter. When someone gives him an old postal worker's jacket, he gains strength from it, and the inspiration for another tale.

Alas, Babylon

Pat Frank ; foreword by David Brin.

Science Fiction

One second after

William R. Forstchen.

Science Fiction

Wastelands : stories of the Apocalypse

edited by John Joseph Adams.

Horror, Science Fiction

From the Book of Revelations to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature or life in the aftermath of total societal collapse. Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic lite...

The stand : the complete & uncut edition

Stephen King.


Stephen King's best book is now even better. When The Stand was first published in 1978, 150,000 words were cut from the manuscript. With this new edition, those words are restored, providing new characters, a greater depth of characterization, and a new, expanded ending.

The road

Cormac McCarthy.

Literary Fiction

I am legend

Richard Matheson.

Horror, Paranormal, Science Fiction

Mathesons horrifying tale, the basis for two classic horror films, comes to the big screen once again on December 14, in a new motion picture from Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Will Smith. Somehow immune to the plague that swept the planet, Robert Neville is the last human survivor in what is left of New York City--and maybe the world.

On the beach

Nevil Shute.

Science Fiction

Nevil Shutersquo;s most powerful novel-a bestseller for decades after its 1957 publication-is an unforgettable vision of a post-apocalyptic world. After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that ...

Earth abides

George R. Stewart ; [introduction by Connie Willis].

Action/Adventure, Science Fiction

A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for. From the Paperback edition.

A canticle for Leibowitz

Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Science Fiction

In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter.

In a terrifying age of darkness and decay, these artifacts could be the keys to mankind's salvation. But as the mystery at the ...