It's A Mad, Mad, Mad Max World
A Literary look at the End and the Post-Apocalypse

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A - Alien apocalypse (UFOs, human look-a-likes, invasion, infection, supplantation)
B - Biological apocalypse (viri, bacteria, parasites, toxins, lethal mutations, etc.)
C - Cosmic apocalypse (comets, meteors, asteroids, solar flares, supernovas, etc.)
D - Dystopia (of the post-apocalyptic variety or otherwise)
E - Ecological apocalypse (pollution, over-population, bio-degradation, extinction)
F - Foreign Invasion (war, Commie take-overs, New World Order nonsense, etc.)
G - Biblical or other God(s)-ordained apocalypse
H - Human dissolution (anarchy, breakdown of the social order & moral codes)
M - Mother Nature's revenge (the Earth strikes back)
N - Nuclear apocalypse
P - Post-apocalypse
Q - NEW! Quantum apocalypse (time paradoxes, inversions, traps, loops, holes, etc.)
S - Supernatural apocalypse (zombie romps, ancient curses, monsters, magic, etc.)
T - Technological apocalypse (computers, programs, robots, misuse of tech, etc.)
$ - Economic apocalypse (financial collapse or corporate take-over of government)




After the Bomb by Gloria D. Miklowitz ( N, P )
After the End: Representations of Post-Apocalypse by James Berger ( various )
After London by Richard Jefferies (F)
Aftermath by Levar Burton (N & H)
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank ( N, P )
The Amtrak Wars by Patrick Tilley (N, S & G)
The Ashes endless series of right-wing rave-a-thons by William W. Johnstone ( N, P )
Bangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the World edited by James Frenkel ( various )
Blood Music by Greg Bear ( B )
A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. ( N, P with themes of G )
The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy ( B, P )
Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny ( P )
Dark Tower Series by Stephen King ( N, B, S & P )
Dawn's Uncertain Light by Neal Barrett, Jr. ( P, D & H )
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham ( A, C )
The Death Bird by Harlan Ellison ( G )
Deathlands Series right-wing wackiness by James Axler ( N, P )
Dinner At Deviant's Palace by Tim Powers ( N, B, S & P )
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick ( D )
Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham ( N, P )
Dr. Bloodmoney by Phillip K. Dick ( N, P )
Earth Abides by George R Stewart ( B, P )
Earthblood Series and even more right-wing wackiness by James Axler ( P, E )
The End Of The World by Eric S., Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander and Joseph D. Rabkin ( various )
EndWorld Series by David Robbins ( N, P )
Fallen Angels by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn ( E, H, D & T ) (Thanks to Will Caine for the info)
Farnham's Freehold by Robert Heinlein ( N, P, D & H )
The Fog by Stephen King ( B, T & S )
'48 by James Herbert ( B, S & P )
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett ( G & S) (Thanks to Vince Geier & Tiriel for the info)
A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Eleanor Atwood ( D )
A Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams ( A, T )
Idoru by William Gibson ( D, H, T, E & $ ) (Thanks to digitalsensorarray for info on all three Gibson titles )
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison ( T )
In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age by Joseph Dewey ( N )
Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham ( A )
The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ( B )
The Last Man On Earth by Richard Matheson ( B, S & H )
The Last Ship: A Novel By William Brinkley ( N )
Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald ( N )
The Long, Loud Silence by Wilson Tucker ( N, P )
Lot & Lot's Daughter by Ward Moore ( N, P )
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding ( H )
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle ( C, P )
Making God by Stefan Petrucha ( $, H )
Malevil by Robert Merle ( N, P )
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury ( N, A with a touch of T )
Millennium by John Varley ( B, D, E, T with a clumsy bit of G tossed in at the end )
Mister Touch by Malcolm Bosse ( B, P )
Neuromancer by William Gibson ( D, H, T, E & $ )
Nightfall short story by Isaac Asimov, expanded to novel length with additions by Robert Silverberg ( C & H...Well, after a fashion. Technically, the characters are human-like aliens ) (Thanks to MythicWolf for the info)
1984 by George Orwell ( D, P, H & $ )
No Blade of Grass by John Christopher ( B )
No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction by Eric S., Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander and Joseph D. Rabkin ( various )
Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley ( D, A, T )
Outlander Series still more right-wing wackiness by James Axler ( N, P, D, A )
Parable of The Sower by Octavia Butler ( H, E, P, D ) (Thanks to Amie Mullins for the info)
Parable of The Talents by Octavia Butler ( H, E, P, D ) (Thanks to Amie Mullins for the info)
Phoenix From The Ashes by Carl B. Yoke ( P )
The Postman by David Brin and Dick Hill ( N, P )
The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe by Douglas Adams ( A, T & mega-C )
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban ( N, P & D )
Steel Beach by John Varley ( D, A, T )
The Survivalist Series right-wing wig-o-ramas by Jerry Ahern ( N, P )
The Third Pandemic by Pierre Ouellette ( B, )
This Is The Way The World Ends by James Morrow ( N, P )
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells ( F, B, M & C )
Virtual Light by William Gibson ( D, H, T, E & $ )
Warday: And the Journey Onward by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka ( N, P )
The War Of The Worlds by H.G. Wells ( A )
We by Eugene Zamaitin ( D ) (Thanks to Glenn Paul for the info)
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan ( S ) (Thanks to "The Fool" for the info)
The Wild Shore (Three Californias) by Kim Stanley Robbinson ( N, P )
World War Z by Max Brooks (S)
Wyrm by Mark Fabi ( T ) (Thanks to Demi Monde for the info)
The Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia Butler ( N, P, A, B & D )
Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien ( N, P )
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks (S)



5/5/2000 - Ice, the Ultimate Disaster by R.W. Noone ( C, M, G )
The 12th Planet by Zecharia Sitchin ( A, S, G & C ) (Note: This one's a certifiable, four-star, flaming, fringe-dwelling feather-bonnet and his entire alien-obsessed oeuvre is a must read)
2000 A.D. : Are You Ready?: How New Technologies and Lightning-Fast Changes Are Opening the Door for Satan and His Plan for the End of the World by Peter & Paul Lalonde (sorry, but I just couldn't leave out the full hoary title) ( T & G )
2012, the Bible, and the End of the World by Mark Hitchcock ( G & S )
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck ( S & ??? - not sure, really - the author gets too involved talking about his oh-so-cool self to say )
2013: The End of Days or a New Beginning: Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012 by Marie D. Jones ( S, G, C, M, T, H... blah-de-blah, blah, blah... )
A.D. 2000...The End? by Jack Van Impe ( G, N, F )
Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilization's End by Lawrence E. Joseph ( S, G, C, M & $ )
Apocalyptic Marvell: the Second Coming in seventeenth century poetry by Margarita Stocker ( G )
The Apocalyptic Resurrection Of Jesus by Ernest Lee Stoffel ( G )
Armageddon 2000 by Kenneth Rayner Johnson ( G and as with Lindsay )
Awaiting Apocalypse by Paul E. Corcoran ( G )
Beat The Beast by Ted Hall ( G & T )
Blindsided by Mark Hazlewood ( C & S with heaps of general conspiracy paranoia tossed in )
The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin ( G, N, F, C )
The Book Of Daniel ( G )
The Book Of Ezekiel ( G )
The Book Of Revelation ( G )
Burning Faith by Susan Claire Potts ( G )
The End of the Age by M. J. Agee ( G )
The End of the Age by Pat Robertson (G, S, C, F, $, H, T & M)
End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World by Sylvia Browne ( G, T, E, H, B & M )
The End of the World: A Theological Interpretation by Ulrich H.J. Kortner, Douglas W. Stott ( G )
The End: Why Jesus Could Return by A.D. 2000 by Ed Dobson ( G, N, F, M )
The Final Victory: The Year 2000 by Marvin Byers ( G, N, F, T, $, M )
Final Warning by Grant R. Jeffrey ( G and ditto )
Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock ( S, G, A, C )
Glory Of The Olive by Susan Claire Potts ( G )
How To Survive 2012 by Patrick Geryl ( S, C, H & M )
It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine): How to stop worrying and learn to love these End Times by Jim Fletcher ( G )
The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey ( G using the rest of the alphabet )
Left Behind ( an entire series of silly books ) by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins ( G )
Mass Dreams of the Future by Chet B. Snow ( N, B, E, S & G )
Millennium Quartet Series by Charles L. Grant ( G )
The Return of Jupiter by Kenneth Wong ( C via G )
Revelation 2000: Your Guide to Biblical Prophecy for the New Millennium by M.J. Agee ( G )
Revelations: The Final Harvest by Douglas J. Edgel ( G via C, H, M & N )
The Stand by Stephen King ( B, T, H, S & G )
We Are The Nibiruans by Jelaila Starr ( A, S, G & C )
The World Cataclysm in 2012: The Maya Countdown to the End of Our World by Patrick Geryl ( S, C, H & M )
ZetaTalk: Direct Answers from the Zeta Reticuli People by Nancy Lieder ( A, S, G & C )



The Antichrist and the Lollards: Apocalypticism in Late Medieval and Reformation England by Curtis V. Bostick ( G )
Apocalypse Pretty Soon by Alex Heard (G, S, A, N, T, M & $ )
Apocalypse Wow!: A Memoir for the End of Time by James Finn Garner ( mainly G )
Apocalypses: Prophecies, Cults, and Millennial Beliefs Through the Ages by Eugen Weber ( mostly G & S ) (Thanks to Dianne Speakman for the info)
Apocalyptic Bodies: The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image by Tina Pippin ( G )
The Apocalyptic Imagination: Aesthetics and Ethics at the End of the World by S. Brent Plate ( G )
The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature by John Joseph Collins ( G )
The Apocalyptic Imagination in Medieval Literature by Richard K. Emmerson, Ronald B. Herzman ( G )
Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls by John Joseph Collins ( G )
Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?: How Pessimism, Paranoia, and a Misguided Media Are Leading Us Toward Disaster by H. Aaron Cohl ( E, C, B, F, T, H, N, $ )
Betrayal Of Science And Reason: How Anti-Environment Rhetoric Threatens Our Future by Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich ( E, H & $ )
A Choice of Catastrophes by Isaac Asimov ( C, T, N, B, F, H & M ) (Thanks to C. Kevin Kellogg for the info)
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett ( B )
Earth In The Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit by Al Gore ( E )
Ecology Of Fear by Mike Davis ( E, B, T, $, H )
The End of the World: An Annotated Bibliography by Tom McIver ( G, S, A, & T )
Encyclopedia of Apocalyptic Literature (Abc-Clio Literary Companion) by Valerie Pursel Zimbaro ( G )
The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism edited by Bernard McGinn, John Joseph Collins and Stephen J. Stein ( I assume it's got the works, but with a $285 price tag, I may not ever find out for sure )
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston ( B )
Imagining Apocalypse: Studies in Cultural Crisis by David Seed ( various )
The Last Apocalypse: Europe at the Year 1000 A.D by James Reston Jr. ( F, H, B, & G )
The Mask of Nostradamus: The Prophecies of the World's Most Famous Seer by James Randi ( S & G )
The Population Bomb by Paul R. Ehrlich ( E & H )
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson ( E )
Visions of the End by Bernard McGinn ( G )

Conspiracy & Survivalist Crackpottery


How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles ( H, M, $, N, F & E )
Making The Best Of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook by James Talmage Stevens ( E, T, H )
Millenium Meltdown: Spiritual and Practical Strategies to Survive Y2K by Grant R. Jeffrey ( T, H, $ and possibly even F... but it's all part of G's plan )
The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse by Fernando Ferfal Aguirre ( $, H & T )
A Presidential Energy Policy by Michael C. Ruppert ( $ & E )
Planet X Forecast and 2012 Survival Guide by Jacco van der Woorp, Marshall Masters and Janice Manning ( S & C )
Shadow Government: How the Secret Global Elite Is Using Surveillance Against You by Grant R. Jeffrey ( G, S, $, T & F )
Wright's Complete Disaster Survival Manual by Ted Wright ( E, T & H )
Y2K For Women by Karen Anderson ( G & T )

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