Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

It’s the end of the world as we know it in these post-apocalyptic tales, which run the gamut from grim to thrilling to satirical. All titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library, unless otherwise noted.


Atwood, Margaret. Oryx and Crake. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Auster, Paul. In the Country of Last Things. 1987.

Brinkley, William. The Last Ship. 1988.

Crace, Jim. The Pesthouse. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Cronin, Justin. The Passage. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Forstchen, William R. One Second After. 2009.
     Also available: CD

Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon. 1959. (Adult Science Fiction FRA).

Gischler, Victor. Go-go Girls of the Apocalypse. 2008.

Hall, Sarah. Daughters of the North. 2007.

Harkaway, Nick. The Gone-Away World. 2008. (Adult Science Fiction HAR).
     Also available: eAudiobook

James, P.D. The Children of Men. 1992.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

King, Stephen. The Stand. 1990.
     Also available: eBook

Kunstler, James Howard. World Made By Hand. 2008.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. 2006.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Merle, Robert. Malevil. 1973.

Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz. 1959. (Adult Science Fiction MIL).

Niven, Larry. Lucifer’s Hammer. 1977.

Self, Will. The Book of Dave. 2006. (Adult Science Fiction SEL).

Sharpe, Matthew. Jamestown. 2007.

Shute, Nevil. On the Beach. 1957.

Theroux, Marcel. Far North. 2009.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat’s Cradle. 1963.
     Also available: eBook, eAudiobook

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. 2008. (Adult Science Fiction 813.0876 W)

Winterson, Jeanette. The Stone Gods. 2007.