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Genres of Science Fiction: Environmental Catastrophe

Chris Rachael Oseland
 
Millennium (Ace Science Fiction)
Millennium (Ace Science Fiction)
"The environment is poisionous, Earth can't survive long, but humanity has a clever way of keeping itself alive."
Dune
Dune
"Desert. Sandworms. Prophets. Need I say more?"
White Plague
White Plague
"His wife and children dead from an IRA carbomb, one man takes revenge on half the human race."
Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1)
Dawn (Xenogenesis, Bk. 1)
"Humanity lost the nuclear war, but Lilith wakes up to find that isn't the worst news."
Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, Book Two)
Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, Book Two)
"The sequel to Dawn, where Lilith's children struggle to find an identity for themselves."
Imago (Xenogenesis Series)
Imago (Xenogenesis Series)
"Humans learn the secret to why they can't stay on Earth. The uncomfortable solution is offered by a half breed."
No Blade of Grass
No Blade of Grass
"A mutant virus takes out all plants in the grass family, which just happens to include all human cereal crops."
Terraforming Earth
Terraforming Earth
"Clones of the last surivivors of Earth keep trying to ressurect (or at least understand) the planet; over and over and over again."
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
"The first third of Robinson's epic saga of terraforming and transformation. 1992 Nebula award winner."
Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
"Book two, and winner of the 1994 Hugo award."
Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy)
Blue Mars (Mars Trilogy)
"Third and final book in Robinson's Mars series. Not so much environmental catastrophe as transformation via terraforming."
Ilium
Ilium
"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."
Kingdom of Cages
Kingdom of Cages
"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."
Darwinia: A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century
Darwinia: A Novel of a Very Different Twentieth Century
"IN 1912, all of Europe is replaced by a not-quite-cretaceous era of Earth's history."
Bios
Bios
"The planet Isis should be colonizable, but every team sent there dies. People struggle to discover why without ever coming close to the cause."
The Chronoliths
The Chronoliths
"Massive destruction and loss of life occur with the appearance of the massive Chronoliths - frightening monuments to a war not yet fought."
Deathworld Trilogy
Deathworld Trilogy
"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."
Lucifer's Hammer
Lucifer's Hammer
"One of the better post-meteor apocalypse novels out there."
Tuf Voyaging
Tuf Voyaging
"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."
The Rift
The Rift
"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."
This Is the Way the World Ends
This Is the Way the World Ends
"Aliens try six human survivors of nuclear war. This book gets very odd in places."