30 May, 2006

End of the world as we know it

Can any readers suggest books about post-apocalypse life on earth? The apocalypse can be plague, nuclear holocaust, the oil running out, whatever - I'm interested in compiling a list.

So far I have a few children's books:

  • Plague 99 - Jean Ure
  • Children of the dust - Louise Lawrence

Adult books include:

  • On the beach - Nevil Shute
  • Memoirs of a survivor - Doris Lessing
  • Greybeard - Brian Aldiss
  • The drowned world - JG Ballard
  • Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
  • Alas, Babylon - Pat Frank

I'm sure there must be loads more. Any suggestions?


woodscolt said...

Of course there's Raymond Briggs's When the wind blows, which is excellent, but a graphic novel.

ed said...

Childhood's End, by Arthur C Clarke, is a slightly whimsical take on a sort of Biblical Armageddon...

RSchuler said...

Earth Abides by George Stewart. A classic, written by a hack.