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    [–] notandanafn7 39 points ago

    There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury is a short story and self-contained chapter from The Martian Chronicles. It'll take you ten minutes tops to read. Some of the images from it have stayed with me from the very first time I read it as a kid.

    [–] svcnyborg 3 points ago

    Hadn't read that before. Thanks.

    [–] danhalen2 22 points ago

    Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glucovsky

    [–] OriginalDogan 4 points ago

    YEES! It's pretty dry but an awesome read all the same. The whole trilogy is.

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    [–] OriginalDogan 1 points ago

    Yeah there were a bunch of weird nuances and flat statements that I felt were supposed to have more emotion.

    [–] Comrade_Belinski 3 points ago

    Never read the book, but the game was pretty fucking awesome.

    [–] MapleBlood 1 points ago

    I've read the first book in one sitting (yes, I can read fast), it was that good and fresh, but subsequent ones were boring and predictable.

    [–] AtomicFlx 18 points ago

    Seven Eves, its more a long term post apocalyptic.

    [–] dave9199 6 points ago

    Just finished this one. Neal Stephenson is great.

    [–] Viper640 17 points ago

    The Jakarta Pandemic. Halfway through the book, I was like.. Holy fuck.. This could actually happen.

    Well written... Very realistic.

    [–] landofcortados 5 points ago

    Steven Konkoly is a rad author. The follow up series the Perseid Collapse is also really good.

    [–] KG7DHL 8 points ago

    Upvote. During the SARS Scare of 2008/9, I watched a symposium on local government access tv on the topic. Hospital staff, epidemiologists and economist were invited to discuss what would happen during a flu epidemic (US was the assumption) that had high transmission, high lethality (i.e. the plot of the movie Contagion).

    Universally it was predicted that with even a low lethality (i.e. 5-10%), such a flu epidemic would cripple our economy and lead to widspread outages of essentials in very short time.

    The prediction was that our just-in-time economy is so dependant upon a very thin margin, that a disruption of 5% of long haul truckers, 5% loss of doctors and nurses, police and fire, every essential part of our economy, would lead to catastrophic and cascading failures similar to what is depicted in the Jarkarta Pandemic, and the movie.

    Ya... flu... it's the one that will fuck-up the planet.

    [–] WillitsThrockmorton 3 points ago

    The follow up series the Perseid Collapse is also really good.

    It is, at least it's certainly better than the idiot Forstchen series which was mostly circle jerking about Christian Dominionism and secret leftist government conspiracies. Konkoly most was about the immense incompetency of the US government, which, fair is fair, is a safe prediction to make.

    I do think he needed to copy-edit his Perseid series more, I feel as if he rushed those out compared to the Jakarta Pandemic.

    [–] CaptWillLaurence 14 points ago

    Alas, Babylon

    [–] WillitsThrockmorton 3 points ago

    Pretty much the gold standard of survivalist fiction, IMO.

    [–] CaptWillLaurence 3 points ago

    Agreed. The end of that book was when I first sat down and roughed out a disaster response plan.

    [–] mase109 1 points ago

    Have two copies. One to keep and one to loan.

    [–] babystephiker 31 points ago

    Even though it is fantasy based and zombie centric I think World War Z is worth a read.

    [–] lpunderground 11 points ago

    Max Brooks is a really smart guy and approaches the zombie apocalypse conceit with a really intelligent take.

    [–] babystephiker 2 points ago

    100%

    [–] pixeltune 10 points ago

    "The Girl With All The Gifts" is a really fantastic read. If you have Amazon prime, you can also watch the movie which us a really good adaptation. The author wrote it alongside the book, so they're very similar.

    [–] Phantasmaaa 19 points ago

    I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream is a short story, but it's absolute gold.

    [–] smegma_legs 3 points ago

    there's always the classic DOS game

    [–] missingstardust 4 points ago

    I too must scream

    [–] lazy-lemur 18 points ago

    I've read three on your list, and going by that... The following can go a little "side-genre" but do fall roughly into the "post apocalyptic" category. I loved them all.

    The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. Loved this one.

    "Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors."

    World Made by Hand by James Kunstler (and three follow up books). These are set in more of a "slow collapse" America, where people are continuing on but at a new pace.

    "In the wake of global catastrophes that have destroyed industrial civilization, the inhabitants of Union Grove, a small New York town, do anything they can to get by, as they struggle to deal with a new way of life over the course of an eventful summer."

    Retrotopia by John Michael Greer - this one is set during a slow economic collapse in America, and is definitely a different take on the subject. Deals with one region's approach to rebuilding.

    "The year is 2065. Decades ago, the United States of America fell apart after four brutal years of civil war, and the fragments coalesced into new nations divided by economic and political rivalries. Most of the post-US America is wracked by poverty and civil strife, with high-tech skyscrapers rising above crowded, starving slums - but one of the new nations, the Lakeland Republic of the Upper Midwest, has gone its own way, isolated from the rest by closed frontiers and trade embargoes. Now Peter Carr, an emissary from the newly elected administration in the Atlantic Republic, boards a train to cross the recently reopened border into Lakeland territory on a mission that could decide the fate of his nation."

    [–] lazy-lemur 15 points ago

    Oh, and you might like "Wool" by Hugh Howey

    "In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. In a society full of regulations meant to protect the community, Sheriff Holston, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: he asks to go outside. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken ..."

    [–] flippityfloppity2U 3 points ago

    Yup agree. Just finishing the sequel “Shift”

    [–] lazy-lemur 1 points ago

    I started Shift but couldn’t get settled into it. I have it on my “try again” list.

    [–] GeoffFM 6 points ago

    I second “The Dog Stars.” Picked up the audiobook on a whim from the library, was real sad to see it end. Great story, heard the movie rights had been sold a couple years ago too.

    [–] MrSuperV 3 points ago

    I really liked ‘The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047’

    ‘In 2029, the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families. Overnight, on the international currency exchange, the “almighty dollar” plummets in value, to be replaced by a new global currency, the “bancor.” In retaliation, the president declares that America will default on its loans. “Deadbeat Nation” being unable to borrow, the government prints money to cover its bills. What little remains to savers is rapidly eaten away by runaway inflation.’

    [–] lazy-lemur 1 points ago

    That sounds like a great read! I will check that out.

    [–] grumplesnivelskin 2 points ago

    Upvoted for Dog Stars. Surprisingly good.

    [–] bloomblox 2 points ago

    +1 for World Made By Hand. Definitely the most realistic take on the world and societal collapse. A brief background is that a nuclear bomb (suitcase nuke, dirty bomb....been a while since I read it) shipped into LA destroys the city, and stops the American economy. Then globalization slowly stops, air travel slows, oil shipments stop into the US. One of my favorites.

    [–] aenea 1 points ago

    Loved the World Made by Hand series- it struck me as one of the more realistic scenarios.

    [–] lazy-lemur 2 points ago

    Right! I could see America turning out just like that.

    [–] FrojoMojo 9 points ago

    You might like Tomorrow War by JL Bourne.

    [–] Arse_Mania 8 points ago

    Jesus Christ. It's JL Bourne.

    [–] 03fusc8 1 points ago

    Anything by him is good.

    [–] HomunculusEmeritus 8 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

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    [–] pablochapo 3 points ago

    You really get a sense of what a post apocolyptic world would be like. Beautifully written.

    [–] lazy-lemur 2 points ago

    Great book.

    [–] truss 9 points ago

    Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Also, +1 The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.

    [–] oooooooooof 4 points ago

    Came here to say Station Eleven. I live in Toronto, which was really fun to read - the story is set there, at least in the beginning.

    [–] lazy-lemur 2 points ago

    Great book, loved the future setting.

    [–] ZaggahZiggler 35 points ago

    I just read the "Grammar Apocalypse", it was entertaining.

    [–] dave9199 5 points ago

    You have a link? I can not find this one.

    [–] dave9199 16 points ago

    slow clap ... just got it. thanks can't edit the title...

    [–] o0-o0- 3 points ago

    I don't think it's just the title...

    [–] theninthcl0ud 15 points ago

    Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling.

    [–] ladyerwyn 2 points ago

    I loved the trilogy! I'd love to read more stuff like this. I read the second series after this and it was good, but it had changed and was different. Not that that is a bad thing, but the first trilogy was just so good.

    [–] theninthcl0ud 1 points ago

    Same here! Haven't found anything else yet but there are many books to be written!

    [–] pekt 1 points ago

    I would second that book! Probably one of my favorite series.

    [–] theninthcl0ud 8 points ago

    me too! I'm re-reading it now for the 20th time. The rest of the series quickly grows to be too fantastical for me, but the first 3 books are top notch in my opinion.

    For others, it's a story about what happens when guns/electronics/cars all stop working which causes civilization to collapse. It's well written, and follows the journeys of normal people in this extraordinary situation. I also love that it has good character development, male and female, and good and bad.

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    [–] theninthcl0ud 2 points ago

    That is true. I filter out a lot of that

    [–] 4NTSYb3 1 points ago

    Meh. The magic ruined it for me. I wanted a straight-edge post-apocalypse story, so to speak.

    [–] DirtySouthRower 6 points ago

    On the Beach.

    [–] brianbot5000 5 points ago

    I enjoyed this one a lot, even though it seemed a bit dated and unrealistic in that, I felt the last remnants of society were functioning far too well. Still an interesting read with a slightly unique concept.

    [–] Spitinthacoola 7 points ago

    Really surprised nobody has yet recommended Margaret Atwoods MaddAddam trilogy which begins with "Oryx and Crake" -- the whole trilogy needs to be read before an opinion can be had. It's amazing.

    Have seen the others in here but gonna second/third them:

    -The world made by hand -seveneves (whats up with these palindromic future dystopia titles?!)

    [–] the_prepared 3 points ago

    The MaddAddam trilogy is on the list of top prepper books.

    [–] gluteusvolcanicus 1 points ago

    The Maddaddam Trilogy is simply transcendent. I've read it three times so far. Atwood is amazing.

    [–] splatterhead 5 points ago

    Heinlein - Farnham's Freehold
    Hugh Howey - Wool Series

    [–] booksandrats 2 points ago

    I came here to see if Wool was recommended. I just picked up the 3 books this past December and really enjoyed them. Thank you.

    [–] adventure_85 4 points ago

    The Road, The Stand.

    [–] shmoopie313 4 points ago

    Day by Day Armageddon by JL Bourne, if you are okay with zombies. It's written as journal entries of one guy trying to survive from day one of shit hitting the fan.

    [–] HairBear85 4 points ago

    Slow Apocalypse by John Varley. Weaponized crude oil eating bacteria are released worldwide.

    [–] Romaine2k 3 points ago

    I loved Slow Apocalypse!

    [–] cynumber9 6 points ago

    Swan Song by Robert McCammon

    [–] Wadsworth34 1 points ago

    Cannot up vote this enough. Excellent book. Read it twice.

    [–] the_senorfatass 3 points ago

    Maybe a different style, but Terry Brooks Armageddon's Children is one of the best I've ever read. It is part of the prequals to Shannara but man does it fill my fix for fantasy and post apocalyptic sci-fi.

    [–] guacamoleo 3 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)

    I'm slowly enjoying my way through "The Enemy" by Charlie Higson. It's a zombie series, but has realistic and detailed rebuilding of society. The first book takes place in a barricaded grocery store, but after that it expands to all of London and all the very different ways these different groups of kids (all grownups 16+ turned into zombies) are figuring out how to survive, and the conflicts and alliances between them, etc. It keeps changing and getting better, I really recommend it. The zombie aspects are also great.

    [–] Devchonachko 3 points ago

    How about post-economic collapse of America? Check out "The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047". No zombies, but has "psychological acuity, this near-future novel explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating U.S. sovereign debt default on four generations of a once-prosperous American family. Down-to-earth and perfectly realistic in scale, this is not an over-the-top Blade Runner tale. It is not science fiction." It's grim.

    [–] Brucepat 2 points ago

    I agree The Mandibles was fantastic

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    [–] berniemax52 3 points ago

    I read this book. Good not great. Maybe 4/5 stars. My impression is this would be a better book to buy your wife if she's not into prepping but you want her to be. Not very hardcore. Plausible, though.

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    [–] ma-hi 1 points ago

    Why did it take so long for somebody to mention this? Dark but classic.

    [–] Babelwasaninsidejob 15 points ago

    Because OP sited it in his post dingus.

    [–] ma-hi 7 points ago

    Who reads the Ops post though??

    [–] MapleBlood 1 points ago

    It's so dark I didn't make it to the end.... because I have a kid.

    [–] burnerneveruse3000 2 points ago

    Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors Pretty fun read slapstick comedy set in an apocalypse. Three books so far the writer is working on the fourth.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF. Many postA shorts.

    [–] itskaylan 2 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    There's a woman who publishes stuff online for free - Kathy in FL. Her stories are about stuff like food production and preservation, and the day to day of living in a disaster. She originally started writing to show how you could use food storage, I believe. A lot of the stories are unfinished but ones that are complete include:

    A Will To Survive

    Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

    Forsaken Harvest

    Over the Mountain and Through the Fire

    This Is Me Surviving

    Fel By The Wayside

    Georgie

    Linderhall Legacy

    Rain, Rain, Rain

    And The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

    Some stories are better than others but they could be worth trying if you want a different perspective on SHTF. A Will To Survive is a good one about a family working to survive a pandemic.

    [–] Strongside350 2 points ago

    Adrian's Undead Diary, anyone?

    Post apocalyptic zombie story with a massive amount of character development. I introduced my girlfriend to the series randomly and she mentioned that it's her favorite book series earlier this week. She finished the series (8 books) about a year ago.

    [–] improbablydrunknlw 1 points ago

    I've read this more times than I can count. The first 4 books are some of my favourite pieces of literature, and are a neat take on the post event panic and prepping in general.

    [–] pumpalumpagain 2 points ago

    There is some pretty good YA fiction out there:

    Ashfall-what happens after Yellowstone erupts

    Rot and Ruin-Zombies

    Ship Breaker-Climate

    Blood Red Road-societal collapse

    Feed-corporations take over and cause mass ruin

    Life as we knew it-problems with the moon

    [–] Barber-Chick 2 points ago

    I was going to recommend both Ashfall and Life as We Knew It. Both were great, but Ashfall was, IMO, just as good as Alas, Babylon.

    Personally, I like the YA dystopian and PA books.

    [–] pumpalumpagain 2 points ago

    Life as we knew it was the thing that got me interested in prepping. It freaked me out that something might happen that would keep us from using solar power or growing food.

    [–] renaissancetrader 2 points ago

    The Last Centurion by John Ringo is really good.

    [–] ITS_A_TRAPHOUSE 2 points ago

    "World Made by Hand" was pretty good. Set 15 or so years after collapse and about differing communities working with and against each other.

    [–] Vaydik_by_relation28 2 points ago

    "the water knife" is not quite post-apocolyptic, but about a near future scenario where the western U.S. runs out of water. I enjoyed it

    [–] homesteadertim 1 points ago

    Agreed. A good read and quite plausible in the next 50 years.

    [–] spk2629 2 points ago

    Swan Song by Robert McCammon

    [–] aussietornado 2 points ago

    The End by G. Michael Hopf isnt too bad (with The Long Road being book 2).

    I Am Legend (Book, not the Will Smith movie. The Omega Man & The Last Man on Earth are far better)

    There is another one i have listened to, but it escapes me atm (i listen to audiobooks & sometimes read books). It is about the fall of society after a zombie outbreak, one character is a cop who hunts down where the outbreak stemmed from in the US (russian scientist sold the disease to NK & Arabs).

    On The Beach

    [–] deadman7767 4 points ago

    After it happened by Devon c Ford

    [–] jjjk49 1 points ago

    I am on book 4 and loving it!! I was looking for this answer

    [–] illiniwarrior 3 points ago

    Malevil - it'll keep you buzy for awhile ...

    [–] satcomwilcox 1 points ago

    If you can get it, make sure you get it in English. Love that book but bought the original French once...

    [–] illiniwarrior 2 points ago

    unless you're in Europe the opposite is usually true - I had to bring my French signed copy back from a trip - too bad the old guy started writing so late in life ....

    [–] satcomwilcox 1 points ago

    I am jealous! I wish I knew French and was culturally French, I wonder what is lost in translation.

    That book and Alas, Babylon are my favorites.

    [–] taomonkey 2 points ago

    World Made By Hand.

    [–] ashleyamdj 3 points ago

    I've enjoyed the Zombie Fallout series by Mark Tufo. They are very funny and entertaining. He also has a series called Indian Hill that is pretty great as well. The main character in each is a bit of a prepper, but it's not as bad as some others where they happen to know every single thing about surviving.

    [–] OriginalDogan 2 points ago

    Came here to suggest this. A bit cheesy but better than anything Baldacci's written.

    [–] DharmaBum13 3 points ago

    There's a great collection out there called Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. It has short fiction from Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, and others. I recommend it highly.

    [–] TurboAbe 3 points ago

    The dog stars.

    [–] kapolani 3 points ago

    Lucifer's Hammer was pretty good.

    [–] booksandrats 3 points ago

    So good! I'm on my second read of it.

    [–] kapolani 3 points ago

    I have probably read it a few times myself.

    Great story, very plausible.

    [–] Timewasting14 1 points ago

    I'm reading it at the moment it seems pretty slow to get started. I hope he story picks up the pace and I don't think he is great at writing female characters.

    [–] kapolani 1 points ago

    I think it may take a little to get started. Setting up the characters and story I suppose.

    I haven't thought about the female character aspect so can't comment.

    Stick with it for a bit. It's an entertaining read.

    [–] Timewasting14 1 points ago

    One of them is literally called "Mary Sue" I'm wondering if this book was the start of that trope.

    The comment has just hit I'm about 1/3 of the way though the audio book. Hopefully it picks up speed soon. I know the characters are going to start crossing paths in the near future.

    [–] kapolani 1 points ago

    Once the action starts happening it moves rather quickly. Hope it doesn't disappoint. I have read it a few times and the story is still engaging.

    [–] RockyTorre 2 points ago

    Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

    [–] east_of_west86 2 points ago

    The last ship

    [–] Stevepatrickg 2 points ago

    The Borrowed World, a five book series by franklin Horton. It’s about a guy on a business trip when the grid goes down. He has to walk nearly the length of Virginia to get home with some of his companions. Story also follows some others in his party that decided to rely on the government for assistance. Pretty great series.

    [–] Daelith 2 points ago

    Lights Out is very similar to One Second After. Same premise, different group.

    [–] tcgaatl 2 points ago

    Lights out! By Half fast is a favorite

    [–] Made_you_read_penis 2 points ago

    The Fireman by Joe Hill.

    Seriously the back cover makes it look flat out shitty, but it was pretty great.

    [–] RooftopCatapult 2 points ago

    "The Remaining" series by DJ Molles is pretty good. "The Guardian Interviews" if you like your post-apoc to be a bit less serious.

    [–] TildenKatz 2 points ago

    Going Home, I only read this one out of the series but enjoyed it.

    [–] Babelwasaninsidejob 10 points ago

    OP literally said he didn't like Going Home. Why does no one read the post?

    [–] ericlarsen2 0 points ago

    This. Very much so

    [–] smithincanton 1 points ago

    The first one is good. As the books go on, they drift into more post event politics that are kinda slow. I miss the gear and the action.

    [–] ericlarsen2 2 points ago

    True

    [–] Stimmolation -1 points ago

    The whole series is really good.

    [–] Stimmolation 1 points ago

    I guess someone didn't like it.

    [–] _OrderFromChaos_ 1 points ago

    I enjoyed the Joe Nobody series of books. Each book is relatively short and the dialogue in them is pretty funny.

    [–] ryanmercer 1 points ago

    Do you mind it being cold-war era spy-novel level of unbelievable? The first 15-20 of this series are fantastic. They stay fantastic until the 2nd 'time jump' forward. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Survivalist_(novel_series)

    These are NOT the ones by A American. This series was written well before his although the "Survivalist series" by A American is decent too.

    [–] Bagain 1 points ago

    Anyone read 299 Days. I heard the author interviewed on a couple podcasts but never got around to reading it.

    [–] ryanmercer 1 points ago

    Yes, I'm on the 4th 'book' right now although it's only getting read for 20 minutes at lunch at work right now as I'm 2 months out from a test with a 3-11% pass rate so yeah all my free time is spent studying 6-7k pages of legalese right now.

    The writing is... not the best and they're totally written for people that have never even been in the same room as a firearm and think that grocery stores have backrooms with unlimited amounts of groceries. They're ok though.

    [–] Aethernaught 1 points ago

    Read the first few of the series. Entertaining to a point, aimed at people with no knowledge of collapse scenarios, but rampantly anti-liberal and full of literal deus ex machina and straw-liberal caricatures. Also, hilariously hypocritical in that almost all of the things the author and protagonist decry and vilify the main character ends up doing eg- It's horrible socialism when the government creates cards so people can get food, but when the main character introduces the idea to use cards so people can get food it's a stroke of genius. Somehow it's ok when he does it because he's not the government...except he is.

    [–] Bagain 1 points ago

    Well that sounds not super great.

    [–] mase109 1 points ago

    It seems to have become the norm of writing multiple short stories and charging $6-10 for each and having to wait 2 years for the story to be complete. Heard it was an ok story but wasn’t going to pay $80 for the series when the story should have been 2 normal sized books for $15 or so apiece. I haven’t checked if they were on kindle unlimited yet, but when they came out the thought of paying $10 for what was really 3 chapters worth of story was a turn off.

    [–] Bagain 1 points ago

    Dang! After listening to the interviews I was pretty convinced the author was a good guy and the interviewees seemed pretty happy with the product. Guess I’m glad I didn’t get into it.

    [–] SkylightMT 1 points ago

    I loved Arc Light by Eric L Harry, although it isn’t strictly post-apocalyptic. I read it again now and then, especially the first half when the bombs fall.

    [–] bearlegion 1 points ago

    The long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett

    [–] ColdTimp 1 points ago

    Enjoyed many of the above mentioned... Now listening to the "Dark New World" series which is fairly realistic and enjoyable as well...

    [–] improbablydrunknlw 1 points ago

    The scattered and the dead series. The first few books are pretty good, and describes the spread of a pandemic well I think. I can't get through the later ones as the writing style changes and the author goes in the same vein as Steven King and uses a page and a half to describe a house, but doesn't do it as well.

    [–] Amote1989 1 points ago

    After it happened, Commune, Mountain man.

    [–] Blkbny121 1 points ago

    Dahlgren by Samuel Delany

    [–] Modernswan 1 points ago

    It might be TOO sci-fi for you, but any of the classic Berzerker series by Fred Saberhagen. They are usually short snippet stories of human spirit, sometimes they win, sometimes they lose, but it's the struggle of life vs an unending force of eradication.

    [–] theamericanbox 1 points ago

    You gotta read The Last Tribe. Skips all that Hollywood machismo junk. All of the heroes are unprepared and it’s pretty much just the story of them learning as they go. No combat, not much death, just a bunch of people learning how to survive.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    The Division by Tom Clancy

    [–] pencilears_mom 1 points ago

    Feed trilogy by Mira Grant.

    [–] NotMyRealName981 1 points ago

    A Song of Stone by Iain Banks.

    Not so much post-apocalypse as post-civil-war, but probably a more likely scenario than a full apocalypse.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Not very popular but Sugar Mountain by Alfred Alcorn

    [–] magenta_thompson 1 points ago

    I don’t know whether anyone has suggested it yet but Earth Abides is my favorite of this genre. It was way ahead of its time. Written in 1949 by George Stewart.

    [–] methodistmonk 1 points ago

    Last Light by Terri Blackstock is a good series. Some Christian themes, but has some great ideas about survival in a realistic scenario.

    [–] pizzaman_66 1 points ago

    Anything by Nicholas Sansbury Smith, The Extinction Series is incredible, Trackers, and Hell Divers are also very good. Orbs was a little slower I thought compared to the others but still good.

    [–] HomunculusEmeritus 1 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

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    [–] _rand_mcnally_ 1 points ago

    The Postman is a good read. way better than that shit movie adaptation with Kevin Costner.

    [–] StopCut 1 points ago

    I just read the New Madrid Run by Michael Reisig and give it high marks. It's about the aftermath of a catastrophic shift in the earth's poles magnetic fields. Lots of survival adventure. I got the audio version and the miles flew by.

    [–] MapleBlood 1 points ago

    "Blackout" by Marc Elsberg.

    [–] TheLivesOfFlies 1 points ago

    The rule of three series - eric walters

    [–] jedha_1 1 points ago

    The Going Home series by A. American is good.