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Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your Skills

There are countless Post Apocalyptic courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

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

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsThe 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 out, but first he must protect his VIP passenger:…
Author(s): E.E. Isherwood

2. Empty Bodies: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Dystopian Survival (Volume 1) (2015)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsPraise For Zach Bohannon and Empty Bodies: “Zach comes out swinging with suspense that will haunt you, and you won’t be able to look away.” – J. Thorn, Amazon Top 100 Horror Author “Few horror writers work as hard as Zach Bohannon. Turn the lights low, and don’t let the blood splatter hit you.” – Dan Padavona, Author of Storberry “Bohannon’s Empty Bodies is dark, enthralling, and offers an impressive look into a terrifying post-apocalyptic world.” – Taylor Krauss, Horror Blogger ”Zach Bohannon takes dark thriller and suspense to a terrifying new level, with spine tingling tales of…
Author(s): Zach Bohannon

3. Escape the Virus: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Thriller (Last Pandemic) (2019)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsHighly contagious, a deadly virus is ripping through like wildfire. No one is safe.Albuquerque, NM is quickly overrun. People drop like flies. And with no one left to keep the city running, they’ll soon be plunged into darkness. City services grind to a halt. Those who manage to stay uncontaminated are left to compete for quickly-dwindling supplies.Matt’s a normal office worker with an eye for being prepared. But now that a real catastrophe has hit, he quickly realizes that he’s not prepared enough. Much of his gear is back at home, and he’s trapped at the…
Author(s): Ryan Westfield

4. Greenhouse: A Post-Apocalyptic Adventure (Insularity) (2019)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsIf you want to die…       …there’s no place like home.He sees her across the table as they wait for the spring sacrifice. She is tenacious, beautiful, and deaf. And she makes a shocking, heretical claim…The apocalyptic climate horrors that destroyed civilization hundreds of years ago will come again.Will you help me? Delphine writes. Chris replies, “Anything. Tell me what you need.”On an island shielded from the violence of the mainland for centuries and lulled into a false sense of security, only two people…
Author(s): Stephanie Mylchreest

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

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsHe 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 hectic world of hotel…
Author(s): Jack Hunt

6. Three Sisters: A Tale of Survival (Three Sisters Trilogy) (2019)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsThree Sisters is meant for the big screen! Riveting, corrosive, and disturbingly realistic—there’s something for everyone in the Three Sisters trilogy!Just ask anyone who’s managed to survive and they’ll clearly remember the day the Enders crashed upon the world’s shores.Sadie Larkin headed home to the safety of the mountains where the global catastrophe couldn’t reach her. But, in the wake of destruction, she’s left alone, isolated on an island, in the remnants of Northern California.After a decade of solitude, everything changes when she stumbles upon a man from her past….
Author(s): Nikki Lewen

7. The Distance (2016)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsThe human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don't answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity.On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate. She emerges to…
Author(s): Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson

8. Rogue Star: Frozen Earth (A Post-Apocalyptic Technothriller) (2018)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your Skills       Logan Willis's life is falling apart: he lost his job and found out that his wife is cheating on him all in the same day. Thinking that his world has ended, Logan checks into a hotel and turns on the TV to see that he's not far wrong–radio telescopes have detected mysterious signals coming from inside our solar system, and the source is moving toward us at over 500 miles per second. The media concludes that these signals must be of an alien origin. Still reeling from the news, Logan gets a phone call from his brother-in-law….
Author(s): Jasper T. Scott , Aaron Sikes, et al.

9. No Sanctuary: The Complete Bestselling Series (2018)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsA nationwide terrorist attack has left the country in shambles and the country’s transportation capabilities are crippled beyond repair. Frank Richards barely escapes with his life when he watches his truck explode in front of his eyes. As chaos descends across the country, Frank’s home-grown survival and preparedness training and the help of a mysterious stranger he meets are the only things he can rely on to see him safely across the thousand miles separating him and his loved ones. Frank Richards has been an accountant for most of his life, but when the economy took a turn for the worse he was forced to take the only job he could…
Author(s): Mike Kraus

10. Turbulent: A Post Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (Days of Want Series Book 1) (2019)

Best Post Apocalyptic Books to Master Your SkillsHow would you get home?When coordinated EMP and Cyber attacks wipe out the nation’s power grid, communications and transportation systems, ultra marathon runner, Maddie Langston is forced to run for her life. Stranded in a Chicago airport when the lights go out, Maddie is in a race against time. According to her father, she doesn’t have long before the city descends into chaos. She must leave the airport before it is too late. Although she knows she must flee the Windy City, Maddie’s first battle is to overcome fear of the violence she knows is coming. She’s a fighter; she just…
Author(s): T. L. Payne

We’re in a Post-apocalyptic Golden Age. Not even during the Cold War were science fiction books about the apocalypse and life afterward so popular. Here’s a chart of the top Post-apocalyptic science fiction books, and when they were published. Books shelved as post-apocalyptic: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Catching Fi Orson Scott Card’s post-apocalyptic anthology The Folk of the Fringe (1989) deals with American Mormons after a nuclear war. Jeanne DuPrau’s children’s novel The City of Ember (2003) was the first of four books in a post-apocalyptic series for young adults. A film adaption, City of Ember (2008), stars Bill Murray and Saoirse Ronan. Video games My list of Best Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. I know there are many others, but these are the books I have read and can vouch for A complete list of the best post-apocalyptic books, including old classics, popular dystopian fiction, best sellers, and lesser-known post-apocalyptic books worth reading.

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 post 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.

Gender in Post-9/11 American Apocalyptic TV: Representations of Masculinity and Femininity at the End of the World

Author(s): Eve Bennett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2296730

The Post-Apocalyptic Novel in the Twenty-First Century: Modernity beyond Salvage

Author(s): Heather J. Hicks
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1583947

Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film

Author(s): Barbara Gurr (ed.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2015, Size: 691 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1437770

Crime and the Imaginary of Disaster: Post-Apocalyptic Fictions and the Crisis of Social Order

Author(s): Majid Yar
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1481938

Trajectories in Near Eastern Apocalyptic: A Postrabbinic Jewish Apocalypse Reader

Author(s): John C. Reeves (Editor)
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Year: 2006, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1052000

Trajectories in Near Eastern Apocalyptic: A Postrabbinic Jewish Apocalypse Reader (Resources for Biblical Study)

Author(s): John C. Reeves
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers - Society of Biblical Literature, Year: 2005, Size: 980 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 506249

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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