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Apocalyptic Fiction (Part 2 of 4)

Andy Phillips
 
The Purple Cloud
The Purple Cloud
"First published in 1930 and it shows it.  Probably quite original at the time, but not great."
Dark December (Coronet Books)
Dark December (Coronet Books)
"Quite a decent story, but I can't believe that nuclear war wouldn't be a lot worse."
The bridge
The bridge
"A very unusual twist on the apocalypse where mankind voluntarily commits suicide as a species."
Aftermath
Aftermath
"The guy who plays Geordi LaForge in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' can act better than he can write about meteor strikes."
Shudderchild
Shudderchild
"A pretty average story set in the US after a devastating earthquake changes life as we know it."
The Drought
The Drought
"A never-ending drought causes a severe water shortage to the point where everyone has to relocate to the coast to survive."
Scent of New-mown Hay
Scent of New-mown Hay
"A biological experiment goes wrong and produces a plant-based disease that only affects women."
The Kraken Wakes
The Kraken Wakes
"Mysterious creatures from the deep sea threaten mankind."
Total War (Survivalist)
Total War (Survivalist)
"First in a series of 29 books about a weapons and survival expert in the US after a nuclear war.  Very gung-ho and a bit silly but lots of action."
Sun Grows Cold
Sun Grows Cold
"A man in a psychiatric hospital trys to find out how the world outside the city walls was destroyed."
Twilight World (Sphere science fiction)
Twilight World (Sphere science fiction)
"Genetic mutations become common after after an all-out nuclear war."
Some Will Not Die
Some Will Not Die
"An expedition sets out to find the man who reunited America after a devastating plague."
For Zachariah (New Windmills)
For Zachariah (New Windmills)
"Intended to be a children's book about a girl who survives a nuclear war alone in a sheltered valley.  Suitable for adults too."
Children Of The Dust (Definitions)
Children Of The Dust (Definitions)
"Another children's book that adults can enjoy, if that's the right word for a story about a nuclear war.  Set in the UK."
Ende: A Diary of the Third World War
Ende: A Diary of the Third World War
"Diary of a German man during a nuclear war.  A bit tedious at points, but an interesting perspective from someone in the middle of the NATO and Warsaw Pact forces."
Damnation Alley (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Damnation Alley (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"Terrible film, average book for a great writer.  Very cliched story of a criminal travelling across the US to deliver a vital drug following a nuclear war."
The Folk of the Fringe
The Folk of the Fringe
"Four linked short stories about a group of people in Utah after a limited nuclear exchange reduces America to a kind of 'wild west'."
This is the Way the World Ends
This is the Way the World Ends
"A dark comedy about the only man to survive a nuclear war.  I hated it but most people seem to like this book."
False Dawn (A Panther book)
False Dawn (A Panther book)
"A fairly typical, but enjoyable, example of post-apocalyptic fiction."
Two Journeys
Two Journeys
"A man travels from Japan to Germany after everyone else mysteriously dies in an epidemic."
Then
Then
"Bleak disjointed story about an amnesiac woman in a London buried in snow."
The Pesthouse
The Pesthouse
"A poetic journey across a rural post-apocalyptic America."
The Steel the Mist and the Blazing Sun
The Steel the Mist and the Blazing Sun
"World War II style military fiction set around 200 years after a nuclear war."
The Hospital Ship
The Hospital Ship
"A bit weird.  A hospital ship picks up survivers following a global disaster."
Against the Grain
Against the Grain
"Economic collapse leads to a frontier type existance."