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Need book recs: post-nuclear apocalypse setting
Posted: Posted July 14th by Ceta

What are some good and/or defining books that constitute the post-nuclear apocalypse sub-genre? If not nuclear apocalypse, then maybe I can make do with just any kind of apocalypse.

I need to read some more of them for “research” purposes. Going to be using the wikipedia article on post-apocalyptic fiction as a reference, but would like to hear another reader’s perspective as well if possible.

Are any of you very familiar with the post-apocalyptic genre? I guess I could also take movie/show/other media recs as well.

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What are some good and/or defining books that constitute the post-nuclear apocalypse sub-genre? If not nuclear apocalypse, then maybe I can make do with just any kind of apocalypse.


Hmm. The only book Ive read is probably The Road by Cormac McCarthy. There are parts of 11/22/63 that cover bits and pieces of a Post-Apocalyptic world.

I was reading Stephen Kings The Stand. Its a decent read but it wasnt for me. (200 pages in and quit out of boredom) I believe after the 300 mark it dwells more and more in the post-apocalyptic world.


Some videogames I recommend are the Last of Us and Spec Ops the Line. (The former is within your genre of research the latter just covers a military rescue mission gone to shit)


Orson Scotts Enders Game should also fall close to your genre. His parallel series Enders Shadow should also do you some good.

Posted July 14th by S.O.H.
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Thanks SOH. :) I’ve conveniently read most of those already.

I want to give you a proper response later, but gotta make this cursory one first to keep me on track wrt... that.

I think I fried my brain over the weekend.

Posted July 16th by Ceta
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also not a book, but you should watch a boy and his dog

Posted July 18th by poptart!

Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic is considered a seminal work of weird post-apocalypse science-fiction. Generally underrated in the West, the Strugatsky brothers are responsible for some very lasting works. For instance, Roadside Picnic is the original work that the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video games are based on. Another one of their novels, Hard to Be a God, was adapted into a devastatingly brutal film that I enjoyed very much. It could also somewhat be called a post-apocalypse story, as it takes place in an alternate history where instead of a Renaissance, a violent decimation of intellectuals occurred. The resulting world is unbelievably dark.

Edited July 19th by Cruinn-Annuin

^ hey, i checked out hard to be a god on your recommendation, and damn that is a good film

Posted July 19th by poptart!

^ hey, i checked out hard to be a god on your recommendation, and damn that is a good film


I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I've been thinking about re-watching it, but I need to set aside an evening for it. I want no distractions. And possibly I want to drag one or two of my less-desensitized friends into it.

Posted July 19th by Cruinn-Annuin

I heard good things about I Am Legend, but that's vampires not nuclear warfare I think.

Posted July 27th by MarvaIo
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