Post-apocalypic refers to the time frame beyond the catastrophic end of a civilization.

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Identify Sci-fi Novel with Giant, Genetically Engineered Hands as Beasts of Burden

This novel dates from early 90s and has the following elements. The USA is surrounded by an energy field that cannot be penetrated or turned off. The world is hi-tech, but post-apocalyptic The hero ...
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Please help identify a novel after a terrible future war, the world is falling apart (molecularly) and being held together by machines

There has been a terrible war. The world is falling apart in places, literally dissasociating molecularly and there is just a gray mist where the world is gone. There is a hint that machines are ...
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Post-apocalyptic story in the UK where a man travels by rail to search for others

I'm looking for a short story that I read 15-20 years ago. The protagonist has escaped the apocalyptic pandemic by being within the Arctic Circle at the time. He somehow makes it back to the Northern ...
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Animated TV series: post-apocalyptic, robots have taken over the world

Robots have taken over the world, and there is a small group of dedicated Fighters who are fighting them. All they have is small arms, like pistols and rifles. Very gritty, similar to The Terminator ...
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Anthology for children; contains story about friendly Martian on postapocalyptic Earth

I'm looking for the title of an anthology of children's science fiction stories from the 1950s. The best of the bunch involved a Martian who visited earth, and realized we'd blown ourselves up in a ...
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Very old post-apocalyptic Science Fiction novel - suspended animation, 2nd moon, and a chasm

I'm trying to identify a very old science fiction novel, probably from the 1920s or 1930s. The plot involves a couple who go into suspended animation for some reason, and wake up several thousand ...
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SciFi book about Domes

I'm looking for the title of a book from 80s/90s. Some apocalyptic event and people live in domes. Different domes are for different things. Girl lives in one dome and wants to go to the Art dome to ...
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YA Sci-fi post-apocalyptic book series from late 90s early 2000s

I'm looking for a book series I read in high school. I remember purchasing it from Wal*Mart between 1999 and 2003. There were approximately 10 books in the series and the covers were dark with color ...
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Movie about astronauts returning to a post-apocalyptic Earth and starting to fight each other

Maybe related to Film seen on television sometime in the late 1970s with astronauts returning to a changed Earth I saw a movie in the early 80's that could be from the late 70's and I remember that ...
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West Coast tribal warfare with a dollop of aliens on the side

There is a novel that I can almost remember, from the late fifties or sixties, about conflict and ultimately war between various communities and states on America's west coast after a nuclear war or ...
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Story About Massive Retaliation - Last Man and Woman Scenario - Woman Mentally Challenged

This was a story I read as a kid back in the 70s. This was after a nuclear war and the term "massive retaliation," also called MR is used. I remember the the woman was mentally handicapped. I think ...
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Story about people living in domes on post-apocalyptic Earth; people shot from dome into atmosphere as punishment for crimes

A relative told me about a book they read when they were young; about from 1980 through to 1995. People live in a dome on Earth (must be after some apocalyptic event) and they think they are the only ...
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Old sci-fi novel: post alien invasion, girl called Steelfinder, aliens choked in too-dry air

The story is set on earth, post alien invasion war, humans mostly enslaved. The story centers around a group of humans struggling to avoid capture, having to be careful where they go because there's ...
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Post apocalypse movie from the 70s or 80s with a truck in it

For years I have been trying to track down a film that I saw a clip of on an old BBC show called Screen Test. They introduced the film as "having used the most scrap from scrap yards than any other ...
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Post nuclear war comic

There was a comic that told the story of a society based in Iceland. The one story line featured an oil tanker stranded in a desert that a military force was extracting oil from. The militay force was ...
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Whats the name of that short story series online about a post apocalyptic world?

All I can remember is I originally watched it on syfy's website ....after it was gone I had to watch the others on YouTube ..I never finished watching them but would LOVE TO.. The man wakes up not ...
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Title of story about Nanobots causing a nuclear apocalypse

I read a short story that was part of a series within the last three years. I think it was published then. I remember really enjoying it and I wanted to read more but I can't remember the title of it ...
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searching for a story about a man who passes a shop promising to take him to a memory

Can you help me identify this old SF short story? A man has very a ordinary life, with wife and kids and jobs, and passes new shop making strange promise - to take customers to revisit a memory? Or ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel series with female main protagonist who uses a bow and arrow

Sometime in the 1980s I read a series that took place in the States just before the bombs fall, and then continues as these youths (I think it's two guys and a girl) start exploring what is left of ...
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Post-Apocalyptic / Dystopian novel - Technology is forbidden, boy discovers something and village is going to kill him so he runs

I'm thinking this was written somewhere in the mid to late 90s or up to 2010 at the latest; I cannot quite remember when I read it with any certainty. It's a post-apocalyptic dystopian future novel, ...
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Teenaged female lives in an underground society, leaves to fight invading goblins

The book I'm thinking of has the protagonist as a female in her teens who is exceptional at fighting and enjoys it. She lives underground in a society that believes the above ground is toxic and ...
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Kingsman - who does the work post-apocalypse?

In the 2014 film, Kingsman, The Secret Service. Our megalomaniac villain Richmond Valentine plans to Having done this, he means to I'm not sure he's thought this through: So my question is ...
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Post-apocalyptic SF survival book - stone soup party, blue van

Sorry my memory is so riddled with holes. Our hero knows or believes the apocalypse is coming. He seals all his books in plastic bags and dumps them in his septic tank for safekeeping. He stocks up ...
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Book where where all electricity is destroyed in an instant and magic starts to change people

I have read this book a few years ago, maybe 10 years, but I can not remember the title or the author, but it was based in present time and in an instant the world changed (a nuclear type bomb took ...
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Post-apocalyptic Novel - Two viewpoints: one alien and one human

I'm looking for a book title. So when I was younger, I bought this novel from a thrift store. It was obviously very old because it was falling apart. I remember that it was a very long book. I believe ...
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Sci-fi book series set in postapocalyptic frozen world with train colors representing class rank

I read it in Czech translation in the 90s. It was a series of books in a postapocalyptic frozen world with train traffic only - with different class (color ranking) and some kind of new human life ...
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Looking for a post-apocalyptic trilogy where pilot is nursed back to health by natives of the land

I read a series of books around 2005. I think it might have been a trilogy. Basic story line is in a post apocalyptic world. The main character is a pilot for the Federation or something similar to ...
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Eighties post-apocalyptic book series with teleporters

This is (I believe) a 1980s series of books set in the US after a nuclear war. The central characters I think are constant across the books although I only read one of them. One character is a weapons ...
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Seeking title of short story that ran in Playboy (or Maxim?) about New York City's future rise and fall over the next century

Need the title of a short story that ran in Playboy (or Maxim) about four years ago (late 2010-early 2011). The subject of the story concerned a single brownstone building that lays witness to the ...
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Identifying story set in a high-fantasy world implied to be post-apocalyptic

I read the books about 15 years ago, borrowed from a local library in Germany (books where in German, but I assume they where translation of an English book series). It was a book series set in a ...
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Science Fiction story about aliens and a dead earth

I'd like to ask if you'd be able to identify a story I read years in high school. I think it was around 1987 when I read an interesting science fiction story in a multistory novel. The novel was ...
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Mid 20th century post-apocalyptic novel which utilized the term “the Mysteries”?

"The Mysteries" were descriptions of past cultural traditions such as religion or ethnicity which became mangled when half-remembered by survivors of an apocalyptic war or pestilence. I especially ...
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Searching for a book with a human survivor vs wolves/animals

I'm searching for a book with a post-apocalyptic setting and a lone-human survivor conflict with wolves (primarily) and other semi/sentient animals. It starts out that the reader thinks the wolves/...
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Book about post-apocalyptic survivors and slug-like alien invaders

I read this ~1995-1997, and I think it was new. For whatever reason, my school library had a copy. The story was about the few survivors of post-apocalyptia. Alien slug-like creatures had managed to ...
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Scifi book where all human knowledge is stored in some kind of encrypted device - passwords are lost

I'm looking for a book I've never read that was mentioned in passing in an IT article about encryption. It is a sci-fi post human (?) piece of fiction where all human knowledge of everything has been ...
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Plants have reclaimed Earth, women are the dominant sex [duplicate]

I read a book in the 1970s that was on Earth and plants had reclaimed the land. It had creeper like plants that had reached the moon, oaks trapped its victims using cages so it could live off the ...
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500 years after a nuclear holocaust, a boy searches for a door

I read a book years ago that early on explains about a nuclear holocaust that took place 500 years before the story. There is mention of "giants", large areas turned to glass, and other areas that are ...
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Book set after a nuclear war, with people living underground

Its set after a nuclear war with China and America is living underground and they have sections to see how people survive in different conditions like food and water and amount of people in them
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Post-apocalypse scifi series with two human classes

I remember watching a scifi series when I was growing up - it was either in the late 80s or early 90s that I watched it. These are elements I can recall The world was polluted or contaminated ...
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Identify cartoon about a set of fairy/demon twins in a far future where the demon uses propaganda to take over the world [duplicate]

I'm looking for a cartoon from the 70's (I believe) which is about a set of twins; one plump "fairy" and a skeletal "demon". The "fairy" has magic powers and ends up living a life of pleasure, while ...
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Help identifying a fiction book about a post apoclyptic world caused by GM crops

When I was a teenager, I read a brilliant story where a group of children are living on an island and one of them is the daughter of a scientist who creates a GM crop (or a virus that does some thing ...
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Children waking up 50 years after nuclear war

It has a fantasy flavor, but it's about a few children that are preserved in really high towers during a nuclear apocalypse. They're revived something like 50 years after the war and oriented into ...
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Post-atomic movie featuring a “wasteland winnebago” vehicle?

Many years ago I saw a movie that featured a very cool vehicle which was referred to as "wasteland winnebago," I think. It vehicle didn't look like a winnebago at all. It looked more like a high-...
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Youth/YA Boy with telepathic panther

I read this as a very young teen and don't remember much about it. What I do remember is The setting was probably post-apocalyptic Earth but may have been a desolate extrasolar world Human ...
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Trying to ID a movie/or maybe TV show

I believe it was sometime during the 70/80s I would have seen a movie/TV show with the following elements. I could be combining several shows/movies together. I am unsure. 1) There is a motor-home ...
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Looking for the name of a sci-fi/fantasy video game?

I'm not sure if somebody will have the answer to this one, but I rented a video game from my local blockbuster when I was much younger. It was likely on the PS2 or that generation of consoles, and ...
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80s Future post WWIII sci-fi fantasy adventure book id needed

The setting is a futuristic apocalyptic survival scenario caused by WWIII. The world is full of mutants created by rampant science and radioactive fall out there are several large human organizations ...
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Short story where all hard surfaces are destroyed by the droppings of an alien bird

I read a short story many years ago with a twist-ending similar to Ray Bradbury stories. Tthe story was post-apocalyptic and the ending involved a strange alien birdlike creature that poos on the ...
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Trying to find a TV show about an event that leaves everyone dead apart from people who died at the moment of the event?

This was a TV show aired in the UK probably sometime between 1990 and 1993, if memory serves it was only a one-off. The plot starts with the protagonist waking up in bed and being disappointed. He ...
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1990s post-apocalyptic independent movie with religious elements?

Ok, here is some hard one. Context: It is a movie I watched in late 1990s in TV. The movie itself was an American or German production from 1990s. It was rather poorly made and it looked like an ...