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

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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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Can anyone remember a story about a builder of metal birds & 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 ...
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Post apocalyptic world, with apocalypse being the singularity

I was talking with someone a while back about sci-fi and they mentioned a story in a post-apocalyptic setting, only instead of the apocalypse being zombies or robot-overlords or nuclear war or alien ...
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Cyberpunk/Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi series from the 90s or 00s based in Manhattan

A friend and I are trying to find an old book series, probably by a Christian author, that we read in the late 90s or early 2000s. It takes place after the "Water Wars," and fresh water is super ...
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Novel(s) based on humanity fleeing from Earth and regressing to a pre-industrial state on a Colony so as to escape detection

Shortly before his death, my father spoke to me about a series of novels that he had just finished reading which had a fascinating concept. However I soon forgot the title(s) and author and I've been ...
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New Israel Space station in Lagrangian point

Back around 1986 I read a Sci Fi book that opens with a nuclear war in the middle east that destroyed Israel and surrounding countries. The main part of the book dealt with life on a space station ...
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Book ID: Post Apocalypse or near Future with mutants

The book is published in 1997 or possibly older. I think it was part of a series. The book I read was an anthology with two or three stories in it. It appeared it could have been a collected edition ...
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1970s story: man living alone with robot servants on an estate invaded by hoodlums

The setting is during or after the fall of social order, somewhere in England. An old man is holed up on an estate, his only company a robot butler and other robotic assistants. The house is invaded ...
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A Story about humanity in a dead locked nuclear war

Can't remember all of the details, but it was a comic book story about Earth in a future war having reached a stalemate and there was a time machine involved. I vividly recall the ending, which had a ...
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When I was in elementary school, I read a series of books that I can't seem to find anywhere

The series is about a group of kids being woken up one by one throughout the series after an apocalypse and each kid can do something special (I can't remember if it was magical, but it could have ...
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Boy and girl living in an underground city (post nuclear?)

I probably read this children's science fiction story in the late 1960s, so the similar-sounding 1980 book, "This Time of Darkness" by Helen Hoover can not be it. It may have been a short story, but ...
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Short story: post nuclear holocaust, the human race has mutated into an ape-like being and old style humans are viewed as an abomination

I'm trying to identify a short story I read (probably in the 80s) where the protagonist, a young woman, is captivated by the beauty of a servant, a bronzed, muscular youth working in the garden. The ...
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Why do diesel cars not work in Revolution?

Revolution is a post-apocalyptic TV series, where the main premise is that some sort of technology was used to disable electricity (as in not just the mains but electricity even in batteries doesn't ...
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A book my brother-in-law read when he was growing-up in the 70's/80's, possibly post-apocalyptic.

It sounds like a post-apocalyptic story from what he told me. The only details he could give me other than that was a character called Kincaid (unsure of spelling) and a group called the Kriss (again ...
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Searching for short story in 70s anthology that was post apocalyptic. Character's name is Saura

A very powerful story written by a "new" writer at the time in a collection of short stories sometime in the 70s. A mother and daughter (named Saura) live in a cabin and discuss going further South ...
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Is Eli blind, or can he just read braille?

In the Movie "The Book of Eli" we discover at the end Does this imply that he is blind, and has been living completely "by faith" his entire life? Or is the punchline of the movie that he is the ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel: an astronaut returns to an Earth reverted to the stone age

I read this scifi post apocalyptic book back in mid 90s. It revolved around an astronaut who had been in deep space, and upon returning to Earth, he found that civilization had returned almost to a ...
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Dystopian book: inhabitants of an underground city have no books and don't know the war has ended

This has been bugging me for years. I checked it out from the juvie fiction section of the library in Texarkana, Texas, probably around 1990 or so, but can't say when it would have been written. ...
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What book was a post apocalyptic, nuclear-age, old world war style

I read a book about 5 years ago that was a post-apocalyptic, nuclear age, maybe a World War III type book. I remember that there was a lot of radiation disease and that there was some guy with a stash ...
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Is there any official reference to the story Julia Ecklar's “The Hand of God” is based on (if it is based on one)?

I'm trying to find out what story "The Hand of God" by Julia Ecklar (lyrics here: http://mindstalk.net/filk/handofgod) is based on. The song is from her 1986 album Divine Intervention. The details ...
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A postapocalyptic comic in the US published in the 80's?

I can't remember the name of a Comic book series that I read in the middle to late 80's. The books were about two young men/boys after an apocalyptic event in the US where society was broken down and ...
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Why does Lyra-a have two belly buttons?

In the 1973 TV movie Genesis II, Lyra-a, a Tyranian (a mutant played by Mariette Hartley), shows Dylan Hunt her belly buttons. Did Gene Roddenberry provide an in-universe explaination as to what ...
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Why was Ulysse the first human to speak?

In Pierre Boulle's novel Planet of the Apes (aka Monkey Planet), Humans had been used as Ape slaves and exposed to their speech for generations, possibly since the long distant Ape apocalypse. Speech ...
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Looking for a story told by intelligent nuclear bombs about the war they had with humanity

I'm looking for a science fiction short story I read in a magazine about 20 years ago, with a very similar premise to Dark Star. The story was narrated by a nuclear bomb that was either sentient or an ...
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Who is the author and the title of the science fiction book pre 1988 with “Necromancers?”

It is not Gordon Dickson nor William Gibson. I got a paperback book from the library in 1987 or 1988 and then returned it. It was a great story and I have been looking for the author and or title ...