Friday, March 20, 2015
Life After the End of the World
~Donna Seaman, "Read-alikes: Life After the Apocalypse"
Writers have a lot of ideas about how the world will be coming to an end. Epidemic? Terrorist plot? The rise of the machines? Nuclear war? However civilization will collapse, the question remains - what will come next? How will humanity survive? Here are a list of books, some new, some old, that take us into the author's vision of the imagined cataclysm, and what life will be like afterwards.
World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler
After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh
Ashes of the Earth: A Mystery of Post-Apocalyptic America by Eliot Pattison
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
The Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
Half the Kingdom by Lore Segal
Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
Salvation City by Sigrid Nunez [eBook]
Snowpiercer: Volume 1, The Escape by Jacques Lob
Always Coming Home by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse edited by John Joseph Adams
There are 179 titles listed in the ABC Library catalog under the subject "End of the world - Fiction". With the current popularity of dystopias, especially in Young Adult fiction, would you expect anything less?
A Practical Fiction List for Surviving After the Apocalypse [Flashlight Worthy]
How to survive the apocalypse [Guardian]
10 Facts About Life After the Apocalypse [Listverse]