Top 10 end-of-the-world novels | Books | The GuardianH aving written a number of popular science books , I decided three years ago to try my hand at fiction. How hard could it be, I reasoned arrogantly. Well, harder than I thought. So, when it came to writing my own sci-fi thriller, I felt I was very well placed to put in a lot of science and get it right. Setting the story two decades from now means I can make a reasonably reliable prediction of what the world might be like and extrapolate the science and tech of today into a plausible future. This is broader than just apocalyptic or postapocalyptic fiction, since it also encompasses disaster thrillers involving humanity under threat, whether or not that threat is averted. In Sunfall, science is trying to save the world.
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Apocalyptic is from the word apocalypse, referring to the end of the world. Apocalyptic fiction focuses on the end of civilization either through nuclear war, plague, or other global catastrophic risk. Apocalyptic literature is a genre of religious writing centered on visions of the end of time. Many apocalyptic stories focus on stories that are on the brink of the end of the world of the civilization. Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster. Also called 'Holocaust'. New Releases Tagged "Apocalyptic".
The world felt like it ended in Then again in Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand people remain, content to live quietly among the crumbling metropolis. Many, like the narrator, are there to try to escape the demons of their past. Those remaining turn to magic and sacrifice to cleanse the Earth. It is a unique and imaginative look at a future Earth scarred by environmental neglect. Cut off, people become passive and confused.
Goodbye, blue marble. - When it comes to the apocalypse, there are so many popular video games, TV shows, and movies available.
This week marks the release of The Dog Stars , the debut novel by adventure writer Peter Heller, a stunning, hope-riddled end-of-the-world story about a man and his dog nine years after almost everyone else on earth has been eradicated. We think this novel is bound to become a classic, and it got us thinking about a few of the greatest apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic novels of all time. Click through to check out the books that — to our minds — make up the best of the best in end of the world lit. The Stand , Stephen King. After all, a superflu that kills Unlike zombies probably , this kind of thing could totally happen, and soon, which has us shaking slightly in our sanitary gloves. Plus: good versus evil!