WHAT'S THE MEANING?
Post-apocalyptic fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction. This focuses on the aftermath of an apocalypse event from war, to plague, to natural or man-made disasters. It shows the people trying to survive and start anew, as most of mankind is dead and all infrastructures were wrecked.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know the breakout success of Cormac McCarthy's 2006 novel "The Road" sparked a literary trend? It caused a rise in the popularity of post-apocalyptic fiction books. This sub-genre appeals to a wide range of readers, who like action and adventure. They also appeal to readers who want to wonder the "what ifs?" Moreover, post-apocalyptic fiction appeals to teens too. Why? Because of how many of the stories are set after the end of the world, making them imagine it can happen in their own time. Teens who might feel a lack of control in their lives are into this too, because the characters in these novels face far bigger issues. This makes them feel that their problems are more manageable and they can let go of their problems while reading.
Indeed, post-apocalyptic fiction books are on the rise for a reason. The reason might be most stories focus on the destructive effects of warfare, having a virus of plague as the cause of the end of the world. These stories might be cautionary for the world. But they also reaffirm why people struggle to keep the world together.
#5The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower)
#6World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
#10Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy)
#13On the BeachAfter the war that took most human life from Earth is over, a radioactive cloud has made the southern countries the only inhabitable place on Eart. One of these survivors is an American submarine captain, that after picking up a Morse code signal, will go back to the United States looking for more survivors.Books
#14The Twelve (The Passage)
#15A Canticle for Leibowitz
#17The Fireman: A Novel
#18Normal: A Novel
#20Rot & Ruin
#21The Crystal World
#22The Drowned World
#24Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
#26Domain of the DeadThe world is dead, devoured by a plague of reanimated corpses. In a crumbling city Sarah, Nathan, and a band of survivors barricade themselves inside a warehouse surrounded by a sea of shambling putrefaction. Days in seclusion blur by, and their food is nearly gone. The group is faced with two possible deaths: creeping starvation, or the undead outside the warehouse. As Sarah stands on the edge of the warehouse roof preparing to step out into oblivion she spots a glimmer of hope. In the distance a helicopter approaches the city ... but is it the salvation the survivors have been waiting for? And do they dare attempt to fight their way through the mass of infected dead to reach it?Books
#27The Judas Syndrome
#28The V GirlSet in a post-apocalyptic America, this book narrates the story of Lila Velez, a young girl desperate to lose her virginity to whoever she wishes. She is afraid the enemy troops will visit her village and take her with no consequences, as sexual slavery is not forbidden. Despite not quite trusting him, she falls for Aleksey Fürst, a foreign man who turns to be very possessive and jealous.Books