Ten of the best… Post-apocalyptic novels

Ten nasty, brutish and short (sometimes) end-of-the-world tales.

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As the last post seemed so popular, we’ve decided to list another ten of the best science fiction novels ever written, but this time we venture into the wastelands of the post-apocalypse. As always, post up your suggestions for additions in the comment area. So, in no particular order…

Ten of the best... Post-apocalyptic novels

otb10. On The Beach

Published: 1957
Author:
Nevil Shute
Awards:
N/A
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Shute’s poignant, searing novel focused on the last days of humanity, as the aftermath of a nuclear war in the northern hemisphere slowly creeps south, killing all it encounters. Famous for its characterisation and lack of a happy ending, it’s not only a true classic of SF, but of literature as a whole.

Ten of the best... Post-apocalyptic novels

mccarthy-road-7973419. The Road

Published: 2006
Author:
Cormac McCarthy
Awards:
Pulitzer (2007), James Tait Black (2006)
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The amount of buzz for this novel is huge, particularly given its high profile adaptation released in January. After an unidentified event that destroys the climate and as a result, society, a man must embark on a treacherous journey across the wasteland with his son, but is slowly succumbing to illness.
Ten of the best... Post-apocalyptic novels

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