Post Appocolypric Science Future (16)

1 Name: FlyingMohawk : 2009-03-18 02:32 ID:GkkKc+V6

Hey everyone, looking for some good reads in the Post Appocolyptic Science fiction/future vein. Anything from the anilation of most of the human race, to goverment throw overs turning into a horrible dictatorship. Some of my favorites include:

Anything written by John Wyndham
Margret Atwood's Oryx and Crake and Handmaids Tale
Brave New World
Battle Royal
Lord of the Flies

Please, any ideas are welcome!! :D

2 Name: Bookworm : 2009-03-19 03:11 ID:lseE3Qy4

Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep is a must.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2009-03-20 14:07 ID:XBK4Ut3i

Brave New World Revisited (An essay by Huxley)

Dostoyevsky is so bleak he's practically apocalyptic.

>>2 Seconded, not PKD's best, but still very good. The Nazi horrors in his "The Man in the High Castle"
where Nihon and Nazis won WW2 is more apocalyptic.

The Postman, World War Z (Zombies to the style of "All Quiet On the Western Front"), Trinity Blood (Novels/Anime), Equilibrium (film)

This is but a start, I shall watch this list as well.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2009-03-20 14:37 ID:XBK4Ut3i

Actually, quick edit, I read Catch-22 as an apocalyptic (well, distopian) novel because of the caged main character and am reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" as such for the same reasons.

I haven't seen the film, but Watchmen qualifies.

Lastly, Norse Mythology sort of qualifies, what with chaos (the foes of Ragnarok) coming to kill all the gods one day.

Whew, now I can shut up and listen awhile.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2009-03-20 22:56 ID:RioNdmn5

>>1 "to goverment throw overs turning into a horrible dictatorship"


6 Name: Bookworm : 2009-03-25 07:12 ID:Heaven


Don't butcher one of my favorite words, please.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2009-03-26 20:14 ID:UaZdmxk3

A Canticle for Lebowitz

Its been a while since I read it but I remember it being entertaining.

8 Name: J. : 2009-06-03 03:22 ID:4F0B2nZ8

watch Akira. It's animated but apocalyptic. :)

9 Name: AT Field : 2009-06-03 03:25 ID:a0/KMCNS

Apocalyptic = Evangelion. Watch it.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2009-06-04 12:50 ID:CdUb58z/

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

You'll like this especially if you're a fan of Oryx and Crake

Also check out Cormac McCarthy's "The Road", there's movie of it in production righ tnow.

11 Name: Bookworm : 2009-06-06 01:27 ID:SyfLVIKJ

Currently reading "The Road"
thus far it equals pure awesome highly enjoying it

12 Name: Bookworm : 2009-06-06 01:32 ID:SyfLVIKJ

i have found that while Monica Hughes writes for a younger audience, quite a few of her books fall under the dystopian theme. Particularly her novels "Devil on my Back", "Dream Catcher", "Tomorrow City", "The Crystal Drop" and "The Other Place".

If you are in for a quick and engaging science fiction read you cant go wrong with Monica Hughes

13 Name: Bookworm : 2009-06-29 23:00 ID:mJTv8jDR

Alas Babylon by Pat Frank is a good read for an "after nuclear war" kind of thing.

14 Name: Bookworm : 2009-07-04 06:46 ID:PhFuZ++G

The Bible.

15 Name: Bookworm : 2009-07-30 14:38 ID:ZBsI8ZQt

Margot Bennett's The Long Way Back
John W. Campbell's Twilight and Night
Jonathan Lethem's Amnesia Moon

Margot Bennett's The Long Way Back

Although for some people it might be a little bit politically incorrect (but such people probably stay away from books anyway ;) ).

In short - it is about Africans who developed advanced civilization coming to former England with a scientific expedition to examine primitive culture there. You can see where it is going to, right from beginning - it isn't a scientific expedition, surprised? ;) and then couple of other things are going to be revealed. Probably was much more shocking when it was released in 50s, but still.

Twilight and Night by John W. Campbell are great. Some things changed in science since they were written but still they are great and have this feeling of being last man alive in the universe - I had similiar thing when I was watching "on the beach" (new version, older one didn't touch me so much) - that the universe is now empty, last human being died and there is pretty much nothing else except usual stuff you can find all over space - stars, nebulas, planets. And by the way, some other stories of this author can be considered apocalyptic, like one about expedition coming to alien's planet, where everyone is dead, and they try to figure out what has happened there.

And finally Jonathan Lethem's Amnesia Moon which starts as usual post apocalyptic story with mutants and desert but quickly takes couple of turns :)

16 Name: Dude : 2009-12-01 17:27 ID:TAx1g7JW

"The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King is really crazy and apocalyptic, all the way through the seven books :D

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