Fugue For a Darkening Island. War has devastated the African continent. Millions of homeless, hungry refugees have fled to other lands. In England, as more and more Africans arrive and set up communities, normal life soon begins to disintegrate, with the entire population irrevocably factionalized into the Afrims and their supporters; the right-wing government and its supporters; and the ever-growing British civilian refugee group, ousted from its communities by the Afrims.
The Inverted World. The city is winched along tracks through a devastated land full of hostile tribes. Rails must be freshly laid ahead of the city and carefully removed in its wake.
Rivers and mountains present nearly insurmountable challenges to the ingenuity of the city's engineers. But if the city does not move, it will fall farther and farther behind the optimum and into the crushing gravitational field that has transformed life on Earth. Do yourself a favor and read this book. The Strain The Strain Trilogy 1 , total 3 books in the series. Co-written by Guillermo del Toro. They have always been here. Nesting and feeding.
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In secret and in darkness. Now their time has come. In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In three months, the country. In six months, the world.
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Thousands of years into the future man has completely destroyed a technology-based society and lives a tribal existence, worshipping the 'brain'-cases of long-rusted robots. A few pockets of knowledge remain, and a young boy lives in one such university. After reading a fable in an ancient manuscript, he sets out on a long odyssey to find out if the legend is true.
Ravaged 10, years earlier by war, Earth was reclaimed by its space-dwelling offspring as a planet of landscaping and tombstones. None of them fully human, a trio journeys through this dead world, discovering human traits and undertaking a quest to rebuild a human world on Earth. The Desert Spider World 1 , total 6 books in the series.
The Death Lord spiders rule the Earth, herding humans like cattle. A few tribes of free men and women dwell in the desert, hiding underground. A young warrior begins an epic search for the secrets of the spiders, which might give humanity a fighting chance against the overlords. A perfect gift for someone with arachnophobia. Colleen McCullough. A Creed for the Third Millennium. America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, a senior government official finds the man she has been seeking: a deliverer of hope; whom she can mold, manipulate and carry to undreamed-of heights.
Colson Whitehead. A touching story of a father and his son who walk alone through burned America where punctuation marks didnt survive and nothing moves in the ravaged landscape, save the ash on the wind. This one is a must read. A geneticist wakes one morning to find his watch stopped at 6. The streets are deserted, there are no signs of life or death anywhere, and every clock he finds has stopped at 6. Is he the last person left on the planet?
When thirteen million cubic kilometers of icecap slide into the sea, and famine and flood break down civil order, the survivors at the remote New Shackleton Station on the Antarctic icecap know that rescue is impossible. For San Francisco, a battleground in the wake of a monstrous tidal wave, two scientists are the only hope, as long as the Tsunami does not come again. First You Fight Traveler 1 , total 13 books in the series. Fifteen years after doomsday, survival is a vicious game.
Nobody plays it better than… Traveler. He sells his services to the highest bidder. He kills as easily as he blinks an eye. In the near future humanity has tired of its miserable life so much that a fanatical government decides to give earth back to nature always a bad plan. While the rest of humanity is either committing suicide or being killed by fanatics, the hero struggles overland toward his home village, not really knowing what awaits him there.
Don't Pick the Flowers. A scientist reports to a stunned world: "The whole earth may be shrivelling up like a punctured balloon. But worse is in store for mankind--for the coastline holds only temporary haven. The great oceans of the world are about to deliver destruction on a scale never before envisioned even in nightmares of nuclear holocaust.
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Two men and two women in a flimsy yacht in the Pacific may hold the key to the earth's survival. I wonder if the key is literal. Stop this shit already. The Partials The Partials Sequence 1 , total 3 books in the series. Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But 16 year old Kira is determined to find a solution.
Kids these days, right? Daniel F. The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as possible and protected from radiation. Then terrible monsters that bring with them a screaming silence I hate oxymoron are seen and people start to disappear. One young man realizes he must question the nature of Darkness itself. Daniel H. Robopocalypse Robopocalypse 1 , total 2 books in the series so far.
Our everyday machinery rises against us. Told in interviews think World War Z with robots instead of zombies , this book will remind you to treat your smartphone with respect, lest someday it might come to life and kill you. You can totally abuse your Windows phones though; they are outcast even in the machine universe.
Daniel Keys Moran. The Armageddon Blues. Jalian, a silver-eyed huntress oh my from years in the future, travels back to the 20th century in an attempt to save her world from the ravages of nuclear destruction. The Book of Shai.
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When Earth's axis tilted, a fiercer new world was born. The Earth is actually tilted? Dark Messiah Phoenix 1 , total 6 books in the series. In the near future, electricity has vanished and most couples are infertile--creating the need for gun- toting warrior-nannies to protect the few infants still being born. Kevin Costner is the Postman and he is being chased by your dog. In unrelated news, this is a classic of post-apocalyptic fiction. The protagonist - a wanderer - trades tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war.
One day he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery. Kevin Costner is the Postman and this time he creeps into your home when lights are out to avoid the dog. In unrelated news, this novel was first published online.
Down to a Sunless Sea. But while these people are in the air nuclear holocaust happens. Now these are the only people left on earth.
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They must search for a safe place to land. This one is a classic. As the millennium approaches, the climate on Earth is getting progressively hotter, a phenomenon which makes scientists and others extremely nervous. Unease quickly turns to panic when Air Force One is successfully downed, key communications networks are disrupted, and the world's financial institutions are pushed to the brink of collapse. That aside, this is a good read. And its synopsis is quite long so I am only going to include most relevant line here - a story set in a post-apocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history.
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