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

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Plants have reclaimed Earth, women are the dominant sex

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

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 ...
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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 ...
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Please help identifying short story about robots and a statue of a child [duplicate]

*I read this short story in a Sci-Fi collection when I was in middle school in the early 1980's. My school had a lot of older collections from the 60's and 70's. The setting is a post-war earth where, ...
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Book where humanity is almost destroyed multiple times by an alien race

I'm looking for an old science fiction book. In the book, the Earth was destroyed by an alien race, and all of mankind was destroyed except for a group of people who were off earth at the time. ...
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Need help with a book title - something like “Sting”

My son was telling me about a book that he read last year in class that had a picture of a bee on the cover, but where it's abdomen is a syringe (with the needle in place of a stinger). It was kind of ...
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80's Post apocalyptic novel with psychic centaurs and organic airships

Does this ring any bells? The airships were plant forms that floated and could be used for transportation. There was a diverse cast of characters on some quest, including some sort of psychic ...
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Novel - people in bio/eco-dome when virus is released

I'm attempting to locate a book for my mother she read a long time ago. Her description of the novel is that people are in a bio-dome/eco-dome and while in there a virus is released. Their contact ...
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What happened to Dr Dre's eye?

In the post-apocalyptic music video for 2Pac's song California Love, Dr Dre's character has an eye patch. Is there any canonical source of information, in universe or out of universe, that explains ...
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post-apocalyptic novel in two separate times linked by cloning?

Yet another story identification question... I read this book in 2008, though it probably wasn't new then, and remember a great deal of the plot, but not what it was called. The story is told along ...
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I'm looking for a fiction novel series about a submarine, being the USS Seawolf, finding the world in flames after a nuclear war.

The first book in the series has the submarine returning to San Francisco, battling some white clothed people, and then taking off at the end of the novel to look for survivors. There is the added ...
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Movie with a man/woman fighting over a giant truck in the desert

I saw this movie a while ago and I remember a lot of images of huge desert landscapes and a man/woman fighting over the control of a huge truck (or maybe they had a truck each and were fighting over ...
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Fiction novel involving time traveling dinosaurs that then destroy humanity

I am trying to recall the title a fiction novel that involves a race of sentient dinosaurs that travel from the past into the future to when humanity is living underground, possibly due to apocalyptic ...
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Brother-sister pair time travel to resolve 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

Story ID requested: There's a post-nuclear Earth c. 2060 in which the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis escalated all the way. A brother and sister are sent back to keep that from happening. They succeed, ...
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Post apocalyptic story

I read this story when I was a kid and know it was a multi-book story. It was probably written in the late 70s or 80s. It started off in a small town with two kids in a theater getting setting the ...
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Book where all electricity stopped working

I read this book in 1993 or thereabouts but could have been decades old for all I know. It was in Greek but was definitely translated from another language (I have no idea which one). What I remember ...
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What dystopian TV show has kids running an underground newspaper?

I am trying to remember a TV series that I watched as a kid in the early 90's from either the 70's or 80's that involved a group of kids living in a grey (literally) dystopian world. They were running ...
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Book about Shakespeare and Churchill as a robot

I am looking for the name of a book; the details are as follows: It is set in London William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill are characters who turn out to be androids They are responsible for ...
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Novel with robot-made human starfish

I'm trying to remember a novel I read in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Earth has been taken over by a robotic culture that has destroyed almost everything animal, vegetable, or human. A small number ...
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Post-apocalyptic story in a book where man and daughter scavengers jump a pilot and have to replace him

I recently saw the film Cloud Atlas, having read the book some time previously. After seeing the film I kept asking "Where is the final story?" I've since re-checked the book and cannot find this ...
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80's/90's movie: man and woman driving through a red desert planet

I am trying to identify a sci-fi movie from the 80's or 90's, with the following parameters: Setting: Scenes of a red desert planet Culture: Either people roam fairly solo and try to acquire ...
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Story Identification - post-apocalyptic novel solar incident, new time and old time

I'm trying to identify and find a story set in a post-apocalyptic world (probably based in USA/California but not 100%) where something has happened to the Sun, and as a result probably changed human ...
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Looking for a story about a post-apocalyptic earth where an AI learns about humanity

Eventually grows a person in a lab and transfers his consciousness, and so does a/the other AI present on the Earth.
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What book has the collapse caused by people creating nanotech that eats metal and other tech with Chinese on the moon chucking rocks or missiles?

There was some nihilist creed that convinced people to destroy technological society and attempt to kill off the few survivors who were not affected. The story line centers on their survival and ...
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Looking for a movie where a cannibal lady tries to eat a whole group of people

A group of people who live in a post-apocalyptic world and receive, by chance, a new female member. She is a cannibal who joins the group just to help the member of her other group to kill and eat ...
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Trying to identify this post-nuclear bomb poem

I remember reading this poem when I was a kid in the 80's, but it was likely older than that. We had to read it for school. I don't remember much about it, but the poem walks you through a suburban ...
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Short story, domed refuges

In this post-apocalyptic short story, a small group of people are returning from a (failed) effort to save one outpost. They cross a snowy wasteland to find that the nearest domed refuge has also ...
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Please help identify post apocalyptic movie

This post apocaliptic movie was probably made in the 80's. It plays in a matriachal society, where men are slaves. I remember only one scene, where the main guy escapes a women camp (women are like ...
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Looking to find a specific post-apopcalyptic fantasy novel where scientific method is applied to magic

The book I'm thinking of is set after the apocalypse has been caused by all technology suddenly stopping working and magic suddenly starting. The main character successfully experiments with magic and ...
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Identification: 80s/90s Teen post-apocalyptic rite of passage novel

I remember reading this novel in high school back in the very early 90s. It involved a teen girl who wanted to be more than a meek wife in a post-apocalyptic patriarchal society. So she disguised ...
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Identification an apocalyptic short story from late 70s or earlier

This was asked of me by a friend, and I've been unable to help her, and it was suggested I try this forum - if anyone can place it, I'm sure she would be very grateful. Thank you! Her description was ...
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Which post-apocalyptic trilogy has a series of gates opened by riddles?

I read a trilogy years ago in High School that basically took place many, many years after a war of some sort (I recall nuclear). The trilogy opens with a native-type that basically investigates a ...
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post-apocalyptic novel (farmers & a Russian airman) [duplicate]

Need help finding a book, for a friend (read about 20 years ago) his text: It's one of yer postapocalpytic numbers ... farming family in their own little valley are shielded from the worst of it ...
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Title/Author search: read late 70's, last human revived from stasis, intelligent forest

Looking for title and author. This is a novel I read back in high school. Ended on what appeared to be a cliff-hanging transition to a follow on novel. I wasn't crazy about the story, but did wonder ...
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A builder of metal birds who lived in a tower; post-apocalyptic world with people scavenging for old technology

I remember reading a SF story back in the 1970s about a post apocalyptic world where people scavenged for technology amongst mounds of rusting ancient artifacts. There was a builder of metal birds who ...
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Help ID a 70s-era SF novel: post-eco-disaster, psychic forces

What I remember of it: Toxic future Earth. Cities under domes. A train crash exposes a woman to the contaminated outside world, but she sneaks back in, with a stone from "outside" secreted in her ...
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Post-apocalyptic film, Steve McQueen, frozen world?

Anyone remember a post-apocalyptic, frozen world film starring, I think, Steve McQueen? Something about lack of resources and "game of death" contest to keep the population down?
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1980s or late 70s comic featuring a space ark with humanity frozen on board and a romance?

I may be remembering this incorrectly, but was a large hardbound SF anthology with several comics. May have been black and white, don't remember color. In one particular story, there is a space ark ...