Best Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction Books
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1. House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City Book 1)
Author: by Sarah J. Maas
March 3, 2020
A #1 New York Times bestseller!Sarah J. Maas’s brand-new CRESCENT CITY series begins with House of Earth and Blood: the story of half-Fae and half-human Bryce Quinlan as she seeks revenge in a contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and searing romance.
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life-working hard all day and partying all night-until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation.
She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths. Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose-to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked.
But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach. As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion-one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
2. The Stand
Author: by Stephen King
June 24, 2008
This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people.
A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides – or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail – and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.
In 1978 Stephen King published The Stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. But as it was first published, The Stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript.
Now Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil has been restored to its entirety. The Stand : The Complete And Uncut Edition includes more than five hundred pages of material previously deleted, along with new material that King added as he reworked the manuscript for a new generation.
3. The Ministry for the Future
Author: by Kim Stanley Robinson
Orbit (October 6, 2020)
October 6, 2020
Chosen by Barack Obama as one of his favourite reads of 2020Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organisation was simple: To advocate for the world’s future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story.
From legendary science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson comes a vision of climate change unlike any ever imagined. Told entirely through fictional eye-witness accounts, The Ministry For The Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, the story of how climate change will affect us all over the decades to come.
Its setting is not a desolate, post-apocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us – and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever written.’The Ministry for the Future ranks among Robinson’s best recent works, a collection of actions and observations that adds up to more than the sum of its eclectic and urgent parts’ Sierra’A breathtaking look at the challenges that face our planet in all their sprawling magnitude and also in their intimate, individual moments of humanity’ Booklist (starred review)’Gutsy, humane…
4. Parable of the Sower (Parable, 1)
Author: by Octavia E. Butler
Grand Central Publishing
This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author “pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid’s Tale” and includes a foreword by N.K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times). When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day.
Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions. Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores.
But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith … And a startling vision of human destiny.
5. Station Eleven
Author: by Emily St. John Mandel
NATIONAL BESTSELLER An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapsethe spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
Soon to be a Max Original Limited Series on HBO Max. A National Book Award Finalist A PEN/Faulkner Award FinalistKirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear.
That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians.
They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence.
6. We Shall Rise
Author: by John Ringo
June 1, 2021
The world has been brought to its knees by the zombie virus. Nations have fallen, cities have been overrun by the infected, and the human race has come perilously close to extinction. But with the first winter come and gone, the infected have been reduced to not much more than a background nuisance, and survivors around the world are taking stock and vowing to rebuild and rise up stronger, better, and unafraid.
All-new stories from New York Times best-selling author John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising series:Kevin J. AndersonBrendon DuBoisJody Lynn NyeMichael Z. WilliamsonKacey EzellMike MassaChristoper L. SmithLydia SherrerJason CordovaBrian TrentPatrick VannerJamie IbsonAt the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
About the Black Tide Rising Series:Not only has Ringo found a mostly unexplored corner of the zombie landscape, he’s using the zombie frame to tackle a broader theme: the collapse and rebirth of civilization. The zombie scenes are exciting, sure, but its the human story that keeps us involved.A fine series.
7. One Second After (A John Matherson Novel, 1)
Author: by William R. Forstchen
A post-apocalyptic thriller of the after effects in the United States after a terrifying terrorist attack using electromagnetic pulse weapons. New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real…
A story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages… A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP).
A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second.
It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future…And our end.
8. Malorie: A Bird Box Novel
Author: by Josh Malerman
Del Rey (July 21, 2020)
July 21, 2020
In the fast-paced, frightening (The New York Times Book Review) sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock, bestselling author Josh Malerman brings unseen horrors to life. NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD Malorie is even more of a psychological thriller than Bird Box, and all the scarier for it.
The Wall Street JournalTwelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence.
There remains no explanation.No solution. All Malorie can do is surviveand impart her fierce will to do so on her children. Don’t get lazy, she tells them. Don’t take off your blindfold.AND DON’T LOOK. But then comes what feels like impossible news.
And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has already lost so much: her sister, a house full of people who meant everything, and any chance at an ordinary life.
9. The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth, Book 3, WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD 2018 (Broken Earth Trilogy)
Author: by N. K. Jemisin
Orbit (August 15, 2017)
August 15, 2017
WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY An Amazon Best Book of the YearThe incredible conclusion to the record-breaking triple Hugo award-winning trilogy that began with the The Fifth Season The Moon will soon return.
Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the phenomenal power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every outcast child can grow up safe.
For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. Praise for this trilogy: ‘Amazing’ Ann Leckie ‘Breaks uncharted ground’ Library Journal ‘Beautiful’ Nnedi Okorafor ‘Astounding’ NPR ‘Brilliant’ Washington PostThe Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky – out now.Also by N.K.
10. Cat's Cradle: A Novel
Author: by Kurt Vonnegut
A free-wheeling vehicle … An unforgettable ride! The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny.
A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important worksand Vonnegut at his very best. [Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist. Harper’s Magazine Our finest black-humorist …
We laugh in self-defense.Atlantic Monthly
11. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
Author: by Philip K. Dick
Del Rey (May 28, 1996)
‘On the shield, one of seven forged in the timeless past to hold back the dark, fell a single drop of blood. So the shield weakened, and the dark, spider-patient, waited as the decades passed, and the wound spread under the grass and ground.’The brilliant conclusion to the Chronicles of the One trilogy – an epic story of love, war, family and magic.
Fallon Swift has spent all her life preparing for this moment. No longer can she stand by whilst her fellow Magicks are hunted by the fanatical Purity Warriors or rounded up and experimented on by the government. Fallon must follow her destiny to restore the magical shield that once protected them all.
But she can’t do it alone. It is time to build her army, to take on her nemesis and take down the enemy. She has learned to fight, now she must restore the light and banish the dark forever. The final battle has begun…
Series praise: ‘A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s The Stand’ – New York Times Review of Books ‘Breathtaking’ – Heat
13. Year One: Chronicles of The One, Book 1
Author: by Nora Roberts
December 5, 2017
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (December 2017)A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora RobertsYear One is an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magick, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their livesIt began on New Year’s Eve.
The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsedand more than half of the world’s population was decimated.
Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.
Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the riveror in the ones you know and love the most. As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City.
14. Parable of the Talents (Parable, 2)
Author: by Octavia E. Butler
Grand Central Publishing
Originally published in 1998, this shockingly prescient novel’s timely message of hope and resistance in the face of fanaticism is more relevant than ever. In 2032, Lauren Olamina has survived the destruction of her home and family, and realized her vision of a peaceful community in northern California based on her newly founded faith, Earthseed.
The fledgling community provides refuge for outcasts facing persecution after the election of an ultra-conservative president who vows to “make America great again.” In an increasingly divided and dangerous nation, Lauren’s subversive colony-a minority religious faction led by a young black woman-becomes a target for President Jarret’s reign of terror and oppression.
Years later, Asha Vere reads the journals of a mother she never knew, Lauren Olamina. As she searches for answers about her own past, she also struggles to reconcile with the legacy of a mother caught between her duty to her chosen family and her calling to lead humankind into a better future.
15. Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One)
Author: by Nora Roberts
Piatkus (December 4, 2018)
December 4, 2018
‘A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s The Stand’ – New York Times Review of Books ‘Breathtaking’ – Heat Thirteen years ago, a catastrophic pandemic known as The Doom killed billions. For those left behind, it is a chance to build a new world.
But The Doom was no ordinary virus. In some survivors, it awoke strange powers – to heal, to harm, even to predict the future. Fallon Swift has no memories of the old world – but she is destined to shape this new one.
Growing up with her three brothers on a quiet farm, she has been protected from danger by her mother and stepfather. Now she must leave them, and learn to fight. Because Fallon is not only a powerful ‘Uncanny’ – she also has a pivotal role to play in the bloody battles ahead.
A war between good and evil is brewing, and Fallon – young, tough, headstrong – must be ready. A sequel to the number one bestselling Year One, this breathtaking novel of love, war, family and magic is a gripping and deeply satisfying continuation of an extraordinary new trilogy.