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A post not so much about food but…. a list of apocalyptic fiction!

Apocalyptic fiction is one of my favorite genres of fiction. Checking out this list from Powell’s I have come to the conclusion – sadly – that I have not read hardly any at all! I’m surprised based on what I have read that I even know this is a genre. hehe

Here’s Powell’s ’50 list’ of Apocalyptic fiction:

  1. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
  2. A Gift Upon the Shore by M.K. Wren
  3. A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison
  4. A Messiah at the End of Time by Michael Moorcock
  5. Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
  6. Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville
  7. Battle Circle Trilogy by Piers Anthony
  8. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
  9. The Burning World by J.G. Ballard
  10. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  11. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
  12. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
  13. Destiny’s Road by Larry Niven
  14. Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
  15. Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K Dick
  16. The Drought by J.G Ballard
  17. The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
  18. Earth Abides by George R Stewart
  19. Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt
  20. False Dawn by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  21. Famine by Graham Masterton
  22. Farnham’s Freehold by Robert A Heinlein
  23. The Folk of the Fringe by Orson Scott Card
  24. Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand
  25. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  26. The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad
  27. Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven
  28. Nature’s End by James Kunetka & Whitley Strieber
  29. Night of the Long Knives by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  30. Night of the Triffids by Simon Clark
  31. One Second After by William R Forstchen
  32. The Penultimate Truth by Philip K Dick
  33. Plague by Graham Masterton
  34. The Postman by David Brin
  35. The Protectors War by S.M. Stirling
  36. Pulling Through by Dean Ing
  37. The Rift by Walter J Williams
  38. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  39. The Scarlet Plague by Jack London
  40. Shades Children by Garth Nix
  41. The Shore of Women by Pamela Sargent
  42. The Stand by Stephen King
  43. Steel Beach by John Varley
  44. Swan Song by Robert R McCammon
  45. Thunder and Roses by Theodore Strugeon
  46. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
  47. The White Plague by Frank Herbert
  48. The Wild Shore by Kim Stanley Robinson
  49. The Wind from Nowhere by J.G. Ballard
  50. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Okay the ones in bold I’ve read. I’m ashamed. Time to get my apocalyptic reading done. Maybe I meant movies earlier when I said “they’re my favorite”.

There were two others that I’ve read that weren’t on the list that I would consider apocalyptic fiction. The Passage by Justin Cronin and ?? I just realized I have no idea the other book’s name. Boo!

All I know is I picked the book up at a hostel in Dublin this spring, read it and gave it away by the time we arrived in Youghal. Boo again!

Anybody else like reading this stuff?? 


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