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Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels

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List of famous apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer Walter M. Miller, Jr., first published in 1960. Set in a Catholic monastery in the desert of the ...more
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Alas, Babylon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Pat Frank
Alas, Babylon is a 1959 novel by American writer Pat Frank. It was one of the first apocalyptic novels of the nuclear age and remains popular 56 years after it was first published, consistently ...more
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Apollyon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Apollyon: The Destroyer Is Unleashed is the fifth book in the Left Behind series. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in 1998. It was published on Monday, February 1, 1999 and was ...more
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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Armageddon: The Cosmic Battle of the Ages is the 11th novel in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. It was first published in April 2003. It was on The New York Times Best ...more
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Ashling is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Isobelle Carmody
Ashling is the third book in the Obernewtyn series by Isobelle Carmody.
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Assassins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Assassins: Assignment:Jerusalem, Target:Antichrist is the sixth book in the Left Behind series. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in 1999. It was released in August 1999 and was ...more
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Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
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Brother in the Land is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Robert Swindells
Brother in the Land is a 1984 post-apocalyptic novel by Robert E. "Bob" Swindells. It follows the adventures of a teenage boy as he fights for survival in Britain after a nuclear war. ...more
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Caesar's Column is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Ignatius L. Donnelly
Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century is a novel by Ignatius Donnelly, famous as the author of Atlantis: The Antediluvian World. Caesar's Column was published pseudonymously in 1890. ...more
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Chill Factor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
Chill Factor is the fifteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.
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Cold Asylum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
Cold Asylum is the twentieth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.
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Crater Lake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
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Crossways is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
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Dark Carnival is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
Dark Carnival is the fourteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.
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Dectra Chain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
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Deep Empire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
Deep Empire is the nineteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.
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Desecration is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Desecration: Antichrist Takes the Throne is the ninth book in the Left Behind series. It was published on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 by Tyndale House. It was on The New York Times Best Seller ...more
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Dies the Fire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
S. M. Stirling
Dies the Fire is a 2004 alternate history and post-apocalyptic novel written by S. M. Stirling. It is the first installment of the Emberverse series and is a spin-off from S. M. Stirling's ...more
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Doomsday Plus Twelve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James D. Forman
Doomsday Plus Twelve is a post-apocalyptic novel by James D. Forman.
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Eclipse at Noon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Laurence James
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Emerald Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
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Emergence is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
David R. Palmer
Emergence is a science fiction novel written by David R. Palmer. It first appeared as a novella published in Analog Science Fiction in 1981. Analog also published Part II, 'Seeking,' in 1983. ...more
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Empty World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Samuel Youd
Empty World is a science fiction novel written by John Christopher aimed at an adolescent audience. It was Christopher's eleventh such novel. The German station ZDF produced a TV adaptation of ...more
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Fitzpatrick's War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Theodore Judson
Fitzpatrick's War is a work of post-apocalyptic fiction by Theodore Judson. It was first published by Daw Books in 2004.
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Fury's Pilgrims is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
James Axler, Laurence James
Fury's Pilgrims is the seventeenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.