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Best Apocalyptic Books You Should Read

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Apocalyptic books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. The Road (2006)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (2006) ASIN: B001OV2GRE Package Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 4,653 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,274,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #161125 in Literary Fiction (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Cormac McCarthy

2. The Fall of America: Book 1: Premonition of Death (Volume 1) (2014)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadIt started with the “Biggest” stock market crash in history. Banks shut down under the weight of their bogus investments, and the financial sector failed. People looked to the government to make it all better. They couldn’t! Hyper-inflation, mass unemployment and infrastructure started to breakdown. The food trucks didn’t show up at the stores and the shelves went empty.Things turned ugly fast when there was no power for long parts of the day… then forever. Cops, doctors, and trash collectors just stopped showing up for work when the paychecks were delayed too often, or just never…
Author(s): W.R. Benton

3. Rules of Survival: A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (Survival Rules Series) (2019)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadHe hated the rules until the power grid failed.Tyler Ford is a tour guide, a brother, and the son of a prepper from Whitefish, Montana. Robbed of a childhood and forced to learn his father’s stringent rules of survival for every kind of apocalypse, he couldn’t wait to leave home, but when an EMP obliterates the United States electrical grid, takes out communication and stalls vehicles, Tyler must face the past and remember what he taught him if he hopes to make it out of Vegas alive. When chaos erupts, will you know the rules to survive?Erika Lyons just wanted an evening away from the…
Author(s): Jack Hunt

4. Minus America: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (2019)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadThe attack on America only takes a few minutes. The president has just enough time to sound the alarm. When it ends, nearly everyone on mainland USA is gone.Every policeman. Every housewife. Every trucker. Everyone.A continent free for the taking…Ted MacInnis is a backup pilot on Air Force Two, over the Atlantic, when it happens. A fighter by nature, he can do little but listen as the radio signals from his homeland fade away and die.However, one last call with his niece convinces him the attack left some behind. She might have survived, and he makes it his mission to find…
Author(s): E.E. Isherwood

5. Oryx and Crake (2004)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadPigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. ‘In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who’s a sad man; a jealous lover who’s in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past’ – Independent ‘Gripping and remarkably…
Author(s): Margaret Atwood

6. DISRUPTIVE SHOCK: An EMP Survival story (2019)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadA yearly trek to the carnival with his young sons is the highlight of Ian Carrol’s life. What begins as another opportunity to build lifelong memories quickly fades to black by the time the sun sets. The world and humanity at large take an inexplicable turn, leaving the struggling single father to resort to desperate measures to get his family to safety. As they traverse the increasingly dangerous landscape, they find themselves face-to-face with the worst this broken society has to offer.Will Ian achieve his goal and get his family to his parents’ home before…
Author(s): Connor Mccoy

7. Surviving the Fall: The Complete Bestselling Series (2019)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadSurviving the Fall is an epic survival/thriller post-apocalyptic series that asks the “what if” question that lurks in the back of everyone’s mind.When a devastating attack cripples and destroys every Internet-connected device in the country, Rick Waters is stranded a thousand miles from his wife, Dianne, and their children. To get back home he’ll have to draw on every survival instinct he has as he’s pulled into a web of lies and conspiracy that threaten not just his survival but that of the entire world.Surviving the Fall is a thrilling…
Author(s): Mike Kraus

8. End of Summer: A post viral-apocalypse story: Book One of the Seasons of Man (2019)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadWhen a viral apocalypse kills 97% percent of the people on the planet, the survivor’s humanity is hanging by a thread. Fighting over the leftovers of civilization, what’s needed is a hero that’s more killer than saint. The people he finds become family and that is very bad news for those who think they are running things. This is the first book in new series from the author of the Eden Chronicle’s “A Bright Shore” and “Come and Take it.” The author is a former CIA operations officer who has decided that his lifelong writing habit/hobby/obsession is more fun than “real” work. “Finally an author that doesn’t pull…
Author(s): S.M. Anderson

9. Winchester: Over (Winchester Undead Book 1) (2015)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadThe nuclear missiles killed millions. The chemtrails brought them back to life. When the end came, it was swift and brutal. The EMP from atmospheric detonations occurred just before Christmas. Chinese bombs spreading poison on major metropolitan centers follow, only hours later. Then the dead began to walk… and to kill with terrifying speed. The government, from the President to the foot soldier, fell in three days. Nine out of ten – maybe more – were dead before Valentine’s Day. Only a hardy few, those who were had prepared for the worst, lived long enough to see what happened next. Winchester: Over tells the stories of the many who…
Author(s): Dave Lund

10. The Survivors: Pandemic (2018)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should Read“I didn’t realise how much I would miss grocery shopping until it was gone.” Life was pretty good. The love of Alice’s life had proposed, they were proud new homeowners, and she’d just landed a great promotion at work. Things were going to plan. Well, they were, until the Red Death struck. Billions dead in a matter of weeks. The survivors are few and far between. No one is safe. Life will never be the same again….
Author(s): Alex Burns

11. Forager (Forager Trilogy) (2013)

 Best Apocalyptic Books You Should ReadA century after an apocalyptic war devastates the planet and reduces all countries to smouldering ruins, Melbourne’s remnant population huddles behind twelve-foot walls. But are these walls for protection from the Skel savages who roam the city’s ruins, or to imprison the people and subject them to archaic rules enforced by the ruthless Custodians. Mutants aren’t tolerated, you can’t leave the town, women should be seen and not heard, and if you break the law, you’ll be sentenced to hard labour or swiftly executed. Ethan Jones is the leader of a foraging team whose skills are paramount to the…
Author(s): Peter R Stone

Best Apocalyptic Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some apocalyptic books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic Literature

Author(s): Colin McAllister
ID: 2489788, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

The Return of Holy Russia: Apocalyptic History, Mystical Awakening, and the Struggle for the Soul of the World

Author(s): Gary Lachman
ID: 2534768, Publisher: Inner Traditions, Year: 2020, Size: 656 Kb, Format: epub

Abject Feminism, Grotesque Comedy, & Apocalyptic Laughter on Inside Amy Schumer, Abjection Incorporated Mediating the Politics of Pleasure and Violence

Author(s): Maggie Hennefield
ID: 2741218, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 400 Kb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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