Here is a list of post-apocalyptic literature. Please post any missing title!1880s
* 1826. The Last Man by Mary Shelley1930s
* 1885. After London by Richard Jefferies
* 1933. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells, predicting an extended world war fought with modern scientific weapons, societal upheaval, and the beginning of space travel. Filmed as Things to Come in 1936.1940s
* 1934. Quinzinzinzili by Régis Messac, also predicting a great world war that ends with the vanishing of humanity. Only a group of children survives and forms a strange new mankind.
* 1937. By the Waters of Babylon (Short Story) by Stephen Vincent Benet.
* 1948. Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley. Also screenplay.1950s
* 1950. Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov. (A later book, Robots and Empire, gave a different explanation)1960s
* 1952 Star Man's Son by Andre Norton
* 1954 Tomorrow! by Philip Wylie
* 1955 The Chrysalids (U.S. title: Re-Birth) by John Wyndham, the aftermath of a nuclear war in a rural Canadian community.
* 1955. Few Were Left by Harold Rein
* 1955 The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett, in the aftermath of a nuclear war scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.
* 1956 The World Jones Made by Philip K. Dick
* 1957 On the Beach by Nevil Shute (also the films based on the book)
* 1958 Red Alert by Peter George. Filmed as Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick.
* 1959 Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank, the aftermath of a nuclear war in a rural Florida community.
* 1959. A Canticle for Leibowitz and later its sequel Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, both by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
* 1959 Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald.
* 1961. Dark Universe by Daniel F. Galouye.1970s
* 1963. Triumph by Philip Wylie
* 1964. Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein
* 1964. The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick
* 1965. Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb by Philip K. Dick
* 1967. Ice by Anna Kavan. Nuclear winter is encroaching the entire planet.
* 1968. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, filmed as Blade Runner.
* 1969. Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny (made into a movie 1977).
* 1969. Heroes and Villains by Angela Carter
* 1970. The Incredible Tide by Alexandar Key.1980s
* 1970. The Year Of The Quiet Sun by Wilson Tucker.
* 1971. Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy.
* 1971. The Overman Culture by Edmund Cooper.
* 1972. Malevil by Robert Merle.
* 1974. The Last Canadian by William C. Heine.
* 1975. Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien.
* 1975. Caravan by Stephen Goldin.
* 1975. The Coming of the Horseclans by Robert Adams, followed by seventeen other books in the horseclans series.
* 1977. Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
* 1976. Deus Irae by Philip K. Dick in collaboration with Roger Zelazny.
* 1979. Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham.
* 1980. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban.1990s
* 1980. The Fifth Horseman by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre.
* 1982. Survivors by John Nahmlos.
* 1983. The Last Children of Schewenborn (Die Letzten Kinder Von Schewenborn) by Gudrun Pausewang (in German).
* 1983. Pulling Through by Dean Ing
* 1983. Trinity's Child by William Prochnau
* 1983. Hiero's Journey (sequel The Unforsaken Hiero 1985), by Sterling E. Lanier. A "metis" priest/killman quests across post-apocalyptic northeastern North America, seven thousand years in the future.
* 1984. Brother in the Land by Robert Swindells
* 1984. Emergence by David R. Palmer
* 1984. Warday by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka
* 1985. Freeway Fighter by Ian Livingstone, part of the Fighting Fantasy Gamebook series
* 1985. Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence
* 1985. The Postman by David Brin and the 1997 movie of the same name.
* 1985. This is the Way the World Ends by James Morrow
* 1987. Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
* 1988. The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper
* 1988. The Last Ship by William Brinkley.
* 1990. Nightfall by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg (extension written by Silverberg of the Asimov story of the same name)2000s
* 1991. Yellow Peril in Chinese by activist Wang Lixiong under the pseudonym Bao Mi, about a nuclear civil war in the People's Republic of China
* 1997. Aftermath by Levar Burton. American civilization crumbles after a civil war pitting blacks against whites and a devastating earthquake.
* 1999. Resurrection Day by Brendan DuBois, set 10 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated into nuclear war.
* 2001. Project Phoenix: Dead Rising by Darrin Brent Patterson. Deadlands
* 2003. Apokalipsa wedlug Pana Jana by Robert J. Szmidt
* 2003. The City of Ember and its sequel, The People of Sparks, and prequel, The Prophet of Yonwood, by Jeanne DuPrau
* 2004. Cowl by Neal Asher.
* 2004. Fitzpatrick's War by Theodore Judson
* 2004. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell contains one of six novellas set in a post-apocalyptic future.
by Scott A. Johnson. The planet formerly known as Earth lies scorched and barren. Survivors live underground, ever on the defensive against rotters -- mindless corpses that troll the sweltering surface. A new menace has evolved, set on human annihilation. The Road
by Cormac McCarthy. The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy. It is a post-apocalyptic tale describing a journey taken by a father and his young son over a period of several months across a landscape blasted years before by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and, seemingly, most life on earth. The Book of Dave
by Will Self. When East End cabdriver Dave Rudman's wife takes from him his only son, Dave pens a gripping text--a compilation about everything from the environment, Arabs, and American tourists to sex, Prozac, and cabby lore--that captures all of his frustrations and anxieties about his contemporary world. Dave buries the book in his ex-wife's Hampstead backyard, intending it for his son, Carl, when he comes of age Five hundred years later, Dave's book is found by the inhabitants of Ham, a primitive archipelago in post-apocalyptic London, where it becomes a sacred text of biblical proportions and the template for a new civilization. Only one islander, Symum, remains incredulous. But, after he is imprisoned for heresy, his son Carl must journey through the Forbidden Zone and into the terrifying heart of New London to find the only thing that will reveal the truth once and for all: a second Book of Dave that repudiates the first. "The Book of Dave" is a profound meditation upon the nature of religion and a caustic satire of contemporary life. The Pesthouse
by Jim Crace. With spectacular originality and the ability to move readers effortlessly into the world of his imagination, Crace imagines an America of the future where a man and a woman trek across a devastated and dangerous landscape, finding strength in each other and an unexpected love. The Oblivion Society
by Marcus Alexander Hart. What would you do if you slept through the apocalypse? What if everything you knew about disaster survival came from old B-movies? What would you do if society as you know it suddenly became The Oblivion Society? After an accidental nuclear war reduces civilization to a smoldering ruin, grocery clerk Vivian Gray joins a comically inept bunch of twentysomething survivors, and together they try to ride out Armageddon on little more than scavenged junk food and half-remembered pop culture. When the contaminated atmosphere unleashes a menagerie of deadly atomic mutants, Vivian and her friends take to the interstate for a madcap cross-country road trip toward a distant sanctuary that may not, in the strictest sense of the word, exist. But can they get to safety before the toxins get to them?