Post-apocalyptic Romps

A Listmania! list by Rebecca J. Glenn "the book frog" (HARBOR CITY, CA, US)
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The list author says: "Ever feel like the Road Warrior? Think it might be cool to come across Lady Liberty half buried in sand as you ride your horse along the wasted shoreline? Worry Captain Trips will get loose from a secret government laboratory? Well, dig deeper, my friends, dig deeper..."
Alas, Babylon
1.  Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
The list author says:
  "Published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War, Pat Frank's classic of the genre realistically describes life in a small town in Florida after the big one.  Chilling still."
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A Canticle for Leibowitz
2.  A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
The list author says:
  "Published in 1959, the same year as Alas, Babylon, this book is set in the far future, in a world very different from our own...but at the same time, all too familiar.  Gorgeous, thought provoking, and wildly creative."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Swan Song
3.  Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
The list author says:
  "A modern classic of the genre, and probably the last of the post-apocalyptic works to posit a post-nuclear holocaust world.  Swan Song contains themes that have become commonplace--a grueling journey by an intrepid band of survivors thrown together, an epic battle of good and evil, an angelic innocent with supernatural qualities--and uses them to their best advantage.  Hauntingly beautiful."
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The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet)
4.  The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet) by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "The title that most people think of when they think of post-apocalyptic literature.  Long, repetitive, and utterly captivating.  Stephen is the King!"
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The Passage
5.  The Passage by Justin Cronin
The list author says:
  "The most recent entry in the genre, and an instant classic.  Cronin uses all the themes that have become commonplace, gives them his own special twist...and he writes like an angel.  A government experiment gone wrong lets loose vampiric beings who are most definitely at the top of the food chain.  But humanity perseveres.  The first in a projected trilogy."
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Earth Abides
6.  Earth Abides by George R. Stewart
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Level 7 (Library of American Fiction)
7.  Level 7 (Library of American Fiction) by Mordecai Roshwald
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Sleepless: A Novel
8.  Sleepless: A Novel by Charlie Huston
The list author says:
  "An epidemic of sleeplessness has thrown the world of the near future into a state of chaos.  In Los Angeles, where the action takes place, martial law reigns, and one good cop must infiltrate the black market for the only drug that can give the sleepless any relief."
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The World Without Us
9.  The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The list author says:
  "A nonfiction examination of how the world will carry on when human beings aren't around any more.  Fascinating!"
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The Postman
10.  The Postman by David Brin
The list author says:
  "Step away from the dvd and pick up the book.  David Brin creates a brilliant, ravaged landscape, in which a man in an old letter carrier's uniform becomes a link to the past."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
11.  The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International) by Cormac McCarthy
The list author says:
  "A father and son pick their way through a bleak post-apocalyptic landscape.  Grim and gorgeous."
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On the Beach
12.  On the Beach by Nevil Shute
The list author says:
  "Survivors in Australia await the fallout."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Spin
13.  Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
The list author says:
  "A barrier surrounds the earth, blocking out the moon and the stars and the sun."
$8.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries)
14.  The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries) by Nick Harkaway
The list author says:
  "A very contemporary--and often very funny--take on the post-apocalyptic novel.  In this instance, corporate greed has caused the world as we know it to, well, go away."
$13.13   Used & New from: $2.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Day of the Triffids
15.  The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
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The Long Tomorrow (Ace F-135)
16.  The Long Tomorrow (Ace F-135) by Leigh Brackett
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I Am Legend
17.  I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The list author says:
  "Post-apocalyptic vampires versus the last man alive.  Brilliant and scary...and fodder for no fewer than three movies."
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I Am Legend (Widescreen Single-Disc Edition)
18.  I Am Legend (Widescreen Single-Disc Edition) DVD ~ Will Smith
The list author says:
  "The newest version of the movie.  Will Smith is terrific, but this is big Hollywood all the way."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,056 customer reviews) | 23 customer discussions

The Omega Man
19.  The Omega Man DVD ~ Charlton Heston
The list author says:
  "Charlton Heston is at his scenery chewing best in this version of Matheson's I Am Legend."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (411 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Last Man on Earth
20.  The Last Man on Earth DVD ~ Vincent Price
The list author says:
  "I haven't seen this version of I Am Legend, but can you beat Vincent Price?"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

Make Room! Make Room!
21.  Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison
The list author says:
  "The classic novel of over-population--and the book upon which the movie Soylent Green was based."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Far North: A Novel
22.  Far North: A Novel by Marcel Theroux
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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