Books 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
A Canticle for Leibowitz 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
Alas, Babylon 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
Apollyon 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
Armageddon 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
Ashling 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
Assassins 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
Bloodlines 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
Brother in the Land 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
Caesar's Column 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
Chill Factor 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
Cold Asylum 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
Crater Lake 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
Crossways 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
Dark Carnival 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
Dectra Chain 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
Deep Empire 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
Desecration 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
Dies the Fire 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
Doomsday Plus Twelve 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
Eclipse at Noon 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
Emerald Fire 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
Emergence 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
Empty World 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
Fitzpatrick's War 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
Fury's Pilgrims 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.

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Genesis Echo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Genesis Echo James Axler, Laurence James

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Glorious Appearing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Glorious Appearing Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Glorious Appearing: The End of Days is the 12th book in the Left Behind series. Released on Tuesday, March 30, 2004, this book sees the surviving believers awaiting the return of Jesus Christ as ...more

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Ground Zero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Ground Zero James Axler, Laurence James

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Homeward Bound is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Homeward Bound James Axler, Laurence James

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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
I Am Legend Richard Matheson I Am Legend is a 1954 horror fiction novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development of the zombie genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide ...more

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Ice and Fire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Ice and Fire James Axler, Laurence James

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In Watermelon Sugar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
In Watermelon Sugar Richard Brautigan In Watermelon Sugar is a novel written by Richard Brautigan and published in 1968. It is a tale of a commune organized around a central gathering house which is named "iDEATH". In this ...more

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Keepers of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Keepers of the Sun James Axler, Laurence James

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Latitude Zero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Latitude Zero James Axler, Laurence James Latitude Zero is the twelfth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

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Left Behind is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Left Behind Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days is a best-selling novel by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins that starts the Left Behind series. This book and others in the series give narrative ...more

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Life As We Knew It is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Life As We Knew It Susan Beth Pfeffer Life As We Knew It is a young adult science fiction novel by American author Susan Beth Pfeffer, first published in 2006 by Harcourt Books. It is the first book in the "Last Survivors ...more

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Lucifer's Hammer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Lucifer's Hammer Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Lucifer's Hammer is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, first published in 1977. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1978. A comic book ...more

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Metro 2033 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Metro 2033 Dmitry Glukhovsky Metro 2033 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It is set in the Moscow Metro where the last survivors hide after a global nuclear holocaust. It was ...more

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Metro 2034 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Metro 2034 Dmitry Glukhovsky Metro 2034 is a novel written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky and is a sequel to his novel Metro 2033. Although Metro 2034 is the official continuation of the Metro 2033 storyline, the 2013 ...more

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Moon Fate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Moon Fate James Axler, Laurence James Moon Fate is the sixteenth book in the series of Deathlands. It was written by Laurence James under the house name James Axler.

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Mutants Down Under is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Mutants Down Under Erick Wujcik Mutants Down Under is the third supplement to the After the Bomb setting of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness role-playing game. It was published by Palladium Books in ...more

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Mutants in Avalon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Mutants in Avalon Kevin Siembieda Mutants in Avalon is the fifth supplement for the After the Bomb role-playing game, originally based on and compatible with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness. It was published ...more

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Mutants in Orbit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Mutants in Orbit Kevin Siembieda, James Wallis Mutants in Orbit is an adventure and sourcebook for the After the Bomb and Rifts role-playing games, authored by James Wallis and Kevin Siembieda. It was released by Palladium Books in March ...more

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Mutants of the Yucatan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Mutants of the Yucatan Erick Wujcik Mutants of the Yucatan is the fourth supplement for the After the Bomb role-playing game, originally based on and compatible with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness. It was ...more

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Neutron Solstice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Neutron Solstice James Axler, Laurence James

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Nicolae is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Nicolae Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist is the third book in the Left Behind series. It was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in 1997 and was published on Wednesday, October 1 of that year. It ...more

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Northstar Rising is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Northstar Rising James Axler, Laurence James

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Obernewtyn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Obernewtyn Isobelle Carmody Obernewtyn is the first novel in the Obernewtyn Chronicles series by Australian author Isobelle Carmody. Carmody began writing it at the age of fourteen, and reworked the novel through high ...more

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Obernewtyn Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
Obernewtyn Chronicles Isobelle Carmody The Obernewtyn Chronicles is a series of science fiction and fantasy novels by Australian author Isobelle Carmody. The series has a post apocalyptic setting, and depict a world long after its ...more

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On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Apocalyptic And Post-apocalyptic Fiction Books and Novels
On the Beach Nevil Shute On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in ...more