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Post-Apocalyptic Literature

Branch Elkton Central Branch

Created by Leah Youse
  • Details about Mara and Dann : an adventure

    Mara and Dann : an adventure

    Doris Lessing.

    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 unforgiving climate and menacing animals as by a hos……more

  • Details about The postman

    The postman

    David Brin.

    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.…more

  • Details about Wastelands : stories of the Apocalypse

    Wastelands : stories of the Apocalypse

    edited by John Joseph Adams.

    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 literature of the last two decades from many of today'……more

  • Details about The stand : the complete & uncut edition

    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.…more

  • Details about I am legend

    I am legend

    Richard Matheson.

    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.…more

  • Details about On the beach

    On the beach

    Nevil Shute.

    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 his wife and children in the United States must be……more

  • Details about Earth abides

    Earth abides

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

    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.…more

  • Details about A canticle for Leibowitz

    A canticle for Leibowitz

    Walter M. Miller, Jr.

    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 core of this groundbreaking novel unfolds, it is t……more

  • Details about One second after

    One second after

    William R. Forstchen.

    One man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war based upon an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon that will send America back to the Dark Ages.…more