Genres of Science Fiction: Environmental Catastrophe

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Millennium (Ace Science Fiction)
1.  Millennium (Ace Science Fiction) by John Varley
The list author says:
  "The environment is poisionous, Earth can't survive long, but humanity has a clever way of keeping itself alive."
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Dune
2.  Dune by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "Desert. Sandworms. Prophets. Need I say more?"
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White Plague
3.  White Plague by Frank Herbert
The list author says:
  "His wife and children dead from an IRA carbomb, one man takes revenge on half the human race."
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Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1)
4.  Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1) by Octavia E. Butler
The list author says:
  "Humanity lost the nuclear war, but Lilith wakes up to find that isn't the worst news."
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Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, Book Two)
5.  Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, Book Two) by Octavia E. Butler
The list author says:
  "The sequel to Dawn, where Lilith's children struggle to find an identity for themselves."
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Imago (Xenogenesis Series)
6.  Imago (Xenogenesis Series) by Octavia E. Butler
The list author says:
  "Humans learn the secret to why they can't stay on Earth. The uncomfortable solution is offered by a half breed."
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No Blade of Grass
7.  No Blade of Grass by John Christopher
The list author says:
  "A mutant virus takes out all plants in the grass family, which just happens to include all human cereal crops."
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Terraforming Earth
8.  Terraforming Earth by Jack Williamson
The list author says:
  "Clones of the last surivivors of Earth keep trying to ressurect (or at least understand) the planet; over and over and over again."
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Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
9.  Red Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "The first third of Robinson's epic saga of terraforming and transformation. 1992 Nebula award winner."
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Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
10.  Green Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "Book two, and winner of the 1994 Hugo award."
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Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy)
11.  Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
The list author says:
  "Third and final book in Robinson's Mars series. Not so much environmental catastrophe as transformation via terraforming."
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Ilium
12.  Ilium by Dan Simmons
The list author says:
  "Set in the same universe as "The 9th of Av" in "Worlds Enough & Time." The sequel may reveal what happened to Earth and its inhabitants, not to mention who is recreating the Trojan War for fun."
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Kingdom of Cages
13.  Kingdom of Cages by Sarah Zettel
The list author says:
  "Only Pandora is spared the plague wiping humans off all colonized worlds. Now , the other worlds are forcing Pandora to help find a solution or be destroyed."
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Darwinia: A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century
14.  Darwinia: A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century by Robert Charles Wilson
The list author says:
  "IN 1912, all of Europe is replaced by a not-quite-cretaceous era of Earth's history."
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Bios
15.  Bios by Robert Charles Wilson
The list author says:
  "The planet Isis should be colonizable, but every team sent there dies. People struggle to discover why without ever coming close to the cause."
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The Chronoliths
16.  The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson
The list author says:
  "Massive destruction and loss of life occur with the appearance of the massive Chronoliths - frightening monuments to a war not yet fought."
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Deathworld Trilogy
17.  Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison
The list author says:
  "Improbable and fun, this short trio of juvinile books is set on a world clever humans have to be careful at every step as their planet is always concocting new ways to kill them."
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Lucifer's Hammer
18.  Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
The list author says:
  "One of the better post-meteor apocalypse novels out there."
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Tuf Voyaging
19.  Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "Haviland Tuf acquires "The Ark," an old seedship. In one story, he presents a vastly overpopulated planet with an unpleasant set of choices for their own survival."
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The Rift
20.  The Rift by Walter Jon Williams
The list author says:
  "A magnitude 8.9 earthquake shakes the US from Chicago to New Orleans, changing the route of the Missippi and altering forever those lives it does not end."
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This Is the Way the World Ends
21.  This Is the Way the World Ends by James Morrow
The list author says:
  "Aliens try six human survivors of nuclear war. This book gets very odd in places."
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