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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