Favorite post-apocalyptic books? Thanks in advance ??Favorite post-apocalyptic books??Thanks in advance ?? Hannah #questionnaire
Swan Song – Robert McCammon
The road by McCarthy
The stand by king
World Made by Hand by Kunstler
The last light falling series by J.E. Plemons
Children of men by PD James OR The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood OR The road by McCarthy OR Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Station Eleven By Emily St. John Mandel
Beautiful book, about the things that survive disaster, the things that make us Human
The Dog Stars by Heller
The Stand and Swan Song
HUNGER by Jeremy Robinson. THE DIVIDE (also by Robinson) was also pretty epic, and VIKING TOMORROW (guess :D) is basically Lord of the Rings, but post-apocalyptic and with Vikings. 😀
“The Girl with All the Gifts” by M.R. Carey
I really liked this one too, did you know he wrote a prequel for this too.
@Sean yes! ?? It’s been on my TBR but I’ve haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. “The Boy on the Bridge” I think it’s called. ?
Carla Marie DeMedio yes that’s the one. Someone on here told me about it but like yourself, I haven’t read it yet.
Boy on the Bridge is every bit as good as The Girl. Really gritty and well written both, looking forward to seeing what else she comes out with
Disappoined with The Girl with all the gifts tbh :/
I thought the film was really good too. Wonder of they’ll do the second one too
I haven’t watched the film. I’m going to have to rent it one night! Thanks for telling me about it ??
“Bird Box” by Josh Malerman
This one really disappointed me. ?
Really? I loved it.
Disappointed me too, the ending is dire
Right?? So rushed and dissatisfying.
Well, I thought it was wonderfully written, fast paced, and subtly creepy. I really wanted to know what was the cause, if it was a creature, environmental…
It was a compulsive read for me.
Dust by Hugh howie
Wool is the first book
@Teresa yes. Sorry I’ve just finished dust and got excited and confused
Oryx and Crake
The Watcher trilogy by Joshua Pantalleresco.
The Hunger Games
The Passage trilogy
The queen of all that dies for romance. Darkest minds or 5th wave for ya
The Stand by Stephen King
The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper.
I’m currently reading Feed by Mira Grant, which takes place about 20 years after a zombie outbreak. I’m only about a quarter into the book but so far it’s really good.
Winner of the Pulitzer for Fiction, The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E Butler, and today is her bday so what an opportune time to get on it!
The Empty World by John Christopher, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham and Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban are all classics. Also Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky for a really fascnating recent release
Swan Song-Robert McCammon/Station Eleven- Emily St. John Mandel/Lucifers hammer-Terry Hayes/The Stand-Stephen King/Wool trilogy-Hugh Howey/The long Walk-Richard Bachman(alias S.King)…my fave genre xx
The Hike: Survivors https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692845275/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1XwlBb8VPG0PZ
The Road, by Cormac McCathy.
Roadside picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Tarkovsky’s movie “Stalker ” is based on this book.
I just read one called Wolves of Winter set in Alaska that was pretty good
that sounds good!
The stand. Swan song.
The Stand, Stephen King; Swan Song, Robert McCammon, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
The Stand, On the Beach
Both great. On The Beach is one of the classics.
Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
I’ve always wanted to read this!
@Angel It was great when it came out. I’ve read it a couple of times since, and it holds up well over time. It was post-apocalyptic before post-apocalyptic became a tired cliche. ?
yeah, I know it’s an older one! I have to get it! 😀
I really enjoyed it, one of my faves
The Passage trilogy was also great.
I’ve got the first 2
..havent read yet.
“A Canticle for Leibowitz”, a classic novel
Excellent novel! Just read it for the first time last year.
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson is a unique take on the post-apocalypse in that the story largely takes place in orbit rather than on Earth. It’s pretty heavy on the science, which puts a lot of people off if they’re not complete geeks (like me. Lol!) but the story is amazing.
?? I love me some science!!
@Hannah Then this is the book for you! ?
If you have any other sciencey books send them my way!! I love the science behind things!!
Stephenson’s “Baroque Cycle” is amazing; it’s three big volumes set in the 17th and 18 centuries. Among many other things, it is about the early days of scientific discovery in England. Not really sci-fi, but it is monumental!
Also: “Saturn Run” by John Sandford. I’m halfway through it; it‘s very sciencey and a really good first contact novel. I’m impressed with it, considering it’s Sandford’s first attempt at science fiction.
I don’t get Heavy On Science? Does it have scientific explanations or what?
Dark is the Sun by Philip Jose Farmer
I am Legend. By Matheson. NOT THE MOVIE.
Omg why did I never think of that!? The movie I liked. So I bet the book is AMAZING
@Hannah Oh believe me. The book goes by its name. The ending is expected but seriously incredible.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Ashes Ashes by No Treggiari
The Stand by Stephen King.
The Enemy series by Charlie Higgins (If my memory doesn’t fail me).
The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin.
Wool!!!! Wool wool wool wool woooooooooooool!!!!!!
But for reals, WOOL by Hugh howey. I was just thinking about it today ❤️
Swan Song by Robert McCammon
Tsunami blue and Riders on the Storm by Gayle Ann Williams
Station Eleven by Emily st john mandel
The girl with all the gifts.
I see others have suggested Swan Song, it gets my vote too. How I discovered Robert McCammon. It is also one of the books from PBS’s “The Great American Read” 100 (along with The Stand).
If you haven’t read Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon…you need to…it’s sooo good.
Ashes by Ilsa J Bick, Ashfall by Mike Mullin, Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
The stand by Stephen king IMO
I really enjoyed the Partials series by Dan Wells
Bird box or year one by roberts