Top 200 Best Post-Apocalyptic Fiction to Read

Top 200 Best Post-Apocalyptic Fiction to Read

The Stand, The Road, The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1), 1984, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, Fahrenheit 451, Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2), The Handmaid’s Tale, I Am Legend and Other Stories.

1. The Stand by Stephen King

2. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

3. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins

4. 1984 by George Orwell

5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

6. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

7. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins

8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

9. I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

10. The Passage (The Passage, #1) by Justin Cronin

11. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

12. Swan Song by Robert McCammon

13. The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry

14. The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King

15. Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood

16. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

17. Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

18. Alien Species Intervention (Species Intervention #6609, #1–3) by J.K. Accinni

19. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

20. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

21. Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven

22. On the Beach by Nevil Shute

23. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

24. The Postman by David Brin

25. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

26. The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer

27. One Second After (After, #1) by William R. Forstchen

28. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

29. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

30. The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner

31. Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, #1) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

32. Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) by Hugh Howey

33. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

34. Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld

35. The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1) by Jeanne DuPrau

36. The Walking Dead, Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman

37. The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2) by Margaret Atwood

38. Blindness by José Saramago

39. The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3) by Stephen King

40. Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan

41. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) by Carrie Ryan

42. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

43. The Long Walk by Richard Bachman

44. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

45. The Children of Men by P.D. James

46. Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman

47. Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth

48. Dies the Fire (Emberverse, #1) by S.M. Stirling

49. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

50. Tagged: The Apocalypse by Joseph M. Chiron

51. Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1) by Octavia E. Butler

52. Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) by William Gibson

53. Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1) by Mira Grant

54. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

55. Robopocalypse (Robopocalypse, #1) by Daniel H. Wilson

56. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

57. Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld

58. The Stand by Stephen King

59. The Running Man by Richard Bachman

60. A Different Alchemy by Chris Dietzel

61. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

62. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

63. Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver

64. Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien

65. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

66. The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

67. Into the Forest by Jean Hegland

68. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban

69. Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

70. The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

71. Specials (Uglies, #3) by Scott Westerfeld

72. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams

73. Logan’s Run (Logan, #1) by William F. Nolan

74. Day by Day Armageddon (Day by Day Armageddon,#1) by J.L. Bourne

75. Hive (Species Intervention #6609, #4) by J.K. Accinni

76. The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman

77. Rot & Ruin (Rot & Ruin, #1) by Jonathan Maberry

78. Cell by Stephen King

79. Under the Dome by Stephen King

80. Hell Divers (Hell Divers #1) by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

81. Shadow & Claw (The Book of the New Sun #1–2) by Gene Wolfe

82. Baby (Species Intervention #6609, #1) by J.K. Accinni

83. Armageddon’s Children (Genesis of Shannara, #1) by Terry Brooks

84. Cryonic by Travis Bradberry

85. Dream Caster (Dream Cycle, #1) by NRN

86. The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2) by Carrie Ryan

87. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse by Victor Gischler

88. Echo (Species Intervention #6609, #2) by J.K. Accinni

89. Armageddon Cometh (Species Intervention #6609, #3) by J.K. Accinni

90. The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

91. Evil Among Us (Species Intervention #6609, #5) by J.K. Accinni

92. The One (Species Intervention #6609, #6) by J.K. Accinni

93. Emergence by David R. Palmer

94. The Twelve (The Passage, #2) by Justin Cronin

95. Wool (Wool, #1) by Hugh Howey

96. The Rising (The Rising #1) by Brian Keene

97. The Beast of Cretacea by Todd Strasser

98. Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt

99. Birthmarked (Birthmarked, #1) by Caragh M. O’Brien

100. Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny

101. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

102. This World We Live In (Last Survivors, #3) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

103. The Death of Grass by John Christopher

104. The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1) by Alden Bell

105. Hater (Hater, #1) by David Moody

106. The Fifth Sacred Thing (Maya Greenwood, #1) by Starhawk

107. Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi

108. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

109. The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson

110. The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness

111. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

112. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee

113. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison

114. Echo’s Remnant (The Echo Chronicles, #1) by Mark Hamner

115. When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs

116. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

117. High Couch of Silistra (Silistra, #1) by Janet E. Morris

118. Metro 2033 (Metro, #1) by Dmitry Glukhovsky

119. Monster Island (Monster Island, #1) by David Wellington

120. The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard

121. Speaker for the Dead (Ender’s Saga, #2) by Orson Scott Card

122. His Dark Materials (His Dark Materials #1–3) by Philip Pullman

123. Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky

124. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

125. Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 by L. Ron Hubbard

126. Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie

127. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany

128. Dawn (Xenogenesis, #1) by Octavia E. Butler

129. The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper

130. The Trial by Franz Kafka

131. The Alliance (The Evox Chronicles #1) by Chris G. Wright

132. Daemon (Daemon, #1) by Daniel Suarez

133. The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2) by James Dashner

134. World Made by Hand (World Made by Hand #1) by James Howard Kunstler

135. Patriots by James Wesley, Rawles

136. Genesis by Bernard Beckett

137. The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey

138. Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) by Mira Grant

139. Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu

140. City of the Dead (The Rising #2) by Brian Keene

141. Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence

142. Malevil by Robert Merle

143. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

144. Monster Nation (Monster Island, #2) by David Wellington

145. Anthem by Ayn Rand

146. Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland

147. The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara, #2) by Terry Brooks

148. The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham

149. The White Mountains (The Tripods, #1) by John Christopher

150. Anathem by Neal Stephenson

151. Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham

152. Freedom™ (Daemon, #2) by Daniel Suarez

153. Dark Recollections (Adrian’s Undead Diary #1) by Chris Philbrook

154. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

155. Extras (Uglies, #4) by Scott Westerfeld

156. Prodigy (Legend, #2) by Marie Lu

157. The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1) by Ben H. Winters

158. Year Zero by Jeff Long

159. The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, #2) by Stephen King

160. Mara and Dann by Doris Lessing

161. Grass (Arbai, #1) by Sheri S. Tepper

162. Rise of the Governor (The Walking Dead #1) by Robert Kirkman

163. Outside (Outside #1) by Shalini Boland

164. The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1) by Gene Wolfe

165. Farnham’s Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein

166. Empty Cradle: The Untimely Death of Corey Sanderson by Emmy Jackson

167. Post-Human (Post-Human, #2) by David Simpson

168. Far North by Marcel Theroux

169. Lights Out by David Crawford

170. A Gift Upon the Shore by M.K. Wren

171. Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3) by Patrick Ness

172. The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse

173. 100 Days in Deadland (Deadland Saga, #1) by Rachel Aukes

174. Revealing Eden (Save the Pearls, #1) by Victoria Foyt

175. Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower #5) by Stephen King

176. A Boy and His Dog & “Repent, Harlequin!” said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison

177. Dr. Bloodmoney by Philip K. Dick

178. Summer of the Apocalypse by James Van Pelt

179. The Conqueror Worms by Brian Keene

180. Population (Population, #1) by Elizabeth Stephens

181. Empty Cradle: Shiloh in the Circle (Empty Cradle, #2) by Emmy Jackson

182. Partials (Partials Sequence, #1) by Dan Wells

183. The Last Ship by William Brinkley

184. The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7) by Stephen King

185. Beyond Exile (Day by Day Armageddon,# 2) by J.L. Bourne

186. The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

187. The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1) by Nancy Farmer

188. The Gypsy Morph (Genesis of Shannara, #3) by Terry Brooks

189. The Plague by Albert Camus

190. The Taking by Dean Koontz

191. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa

192. Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh

193. Daybreak 2250 A.D. (Star Man’s Son) (Vintage Ace SF, F-323) by Andre Norton

194. Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2) by Octavia E. Butler

195. The Drought by J.G. Ballard

196. The White Plague by Frank Herbert

197. MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3) by Margaret Atwood

198. The Old Man and the Wasteland by Nick Cole

199. Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) by Mike Mullin

200. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

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