Essential Post-Apocalyptic Books

A Listmania! list by Jason N. Mical (Kirkland, WA, USA)
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The Postman
1.  The Postman by David Brin
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  "The best, different because its message is not one of war, but peace"
$6.82   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)

Earth Abides
2.  Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
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  "Best "Apocalypse by Plague" book"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (655 customer reviews)

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Alas, Babylon (Perennial Classics)
3.  Alas, Babylon (Perennial Classics) by Pat Frank
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  "A classic post-nuke book"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (878 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Lucifer's Hammer
4.  Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
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  "Long, but rewarding"
$7.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (621 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The New Madrid Run
5.  The New Madrid Run by Michael Reisig
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  "Unique premise, ends somewhat abruptly"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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The Rift
6.  The Rift by Walter Jon Williams
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  "Long earthquake novel, but good study of racial tensions in a disaster"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

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The Last Ship
7.  The Last Ship by William Brinkley
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  "So well-written, it puts these others to shame.  Kind of slow, though."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (308 customer reviews)

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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Bantam Spectra Book)
8.  A Canticle for Leibowitz (Bantam Spectra Book) by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
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  "The classic distant-future post-nuke literature"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
9.  Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman by Terry Bisson
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  "Unremarkable sequel to the above"
$20.70   Used & New from: $0.01
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)
10.  The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet) by Stephen King
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  "My favorite King book, and one of the first I read"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,230 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

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On the Beach
11.  On the Beach by Nevil Shute
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  "Another classic, a character study of impending doom"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (420 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition
12.  Riddley Walker, Expanded Edition by Russell Hoban
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  "Unique and delightful"
$15.65   Used & New from: $0.20
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)

This Is the Way the World Ends
13.  This Is the Way the World Ends by James Morrow
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  "A tad Po-Mo but not too bad."
$21.30   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (Roxbury Park Books)
14.  Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World (Roxbury Park Books) by James Frenkel
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  "A great collection of stories"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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V for Vendetta
15.  V for Vendetta by David Lloyd
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  "An amazing post-nuclear graphic novel"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (493 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

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A Gift Upon the Shore
16.  A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren
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  "Written by a woman, from a woman's point of view - EXCELLENT book."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Day of the Triffids
17.  Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
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  "The penultimate end-of-the-world, alien invasion book (also a movie)"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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