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

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Book about a one-eyed hero in a post-apocalyptic world with colonies of telepathic semi-sentient ants

I read this book in the mid-70's. The hero had one eye, as his other was clawed out by a bear when his weapon malfunctioned. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world with colonies of telepathic, semi-...
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90's/00's Audio book series post apocalyptic where they use gates to travel

An audio book series sold at truck stops with over 18 titles from late 1990s/early 2000s post apocalyptic where they use gates to travel, possibly brilliance audio. It's science fiction/technology. In ...
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Creepy post-apocalyptic short story with walking roses

I read the story I'm looking for in the early nineties, as part of an anthology. The narrator was a man who had been at least partially responsible for the (I believe, but am not certain) nuclear/...
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Late 70s-80s sci fi drama movie about kids in spaceship since Earth had become uninhabitable

I saw this film that was shown on a projector when I was in about 2nd grade (in the 90s) that was so moving it stuck with me since. I’d love to be able to find it. I don’t believe it had been made ...
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2010s (?) movie, possibly German, where everyone is hiding from sunlight

I saw the trailer maybe 6-8 years ago. May have been a German language movie - the trailer was in English. Post-apocalyptic. People hiding from very harsh sunlight. Kind of Mad Max.
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YA post apocalyptic book from the 90’s where a teen wakes up to find everyone gone

This is how I remember the book. It starts with the main character (young teen boy) who wakes up to his family gone, he goes outside and the whole street is desolate, no one. He takes a car and goes ...
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Desolated Earth short story, with Disney characters as robots

Short story I probably read in the 70’s. Civilization is wiped out, but a robotic Mickey, Donald, and Goofy which were intended for theme park use wander the desolation and have philosophical ...
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Man awaken from suspended animation to stop an asteroid heading towards Earth, which turns out to be a space craft from the past

This story was from a Sci Fi TV episode in the 1980's or 90's, but I cannot remember exactly when or from where. A man is awaken from suspended animation to a post-apocalyptic society facing an ...
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Post-apocalypse book/short story about a man who is a clone of one of the last humans

In this story, a man wakes up with no memory in a teleported chamber. Outside he finds a jungle/forest of a destroyed city with no human life. He meets a talking animal that becomes his guide and ...
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80s Novel series about post apocalypse world where 4 soldiers try and bring order

Looking for a novel series I read in the 1980s about 4 soldiers (the leader was a US Marine Force Recon member). There was also a Navy Officer, Green Beret soldier and Air Force fighter pilot. They ...
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Post-apocalyptic book set on the Snake River

I read a book in middle school set on the Snake River, it was post-apocalyptic/post-cataclysm. The primary character escapes on a river barge, avoids danger, I think a cult and saves a young girl in ...
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Post-apocalyptic story in a world with no electric power

I read that story about 20 years ago, it was a French translation, so it may be even older. It was also a series, I'm quite sure that I read the first book of the series, but I never found the rest. ...
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90s sci-fi book- post-apocalyptic telepathic society that lives within a walled area; people who don't develop telepathy get killed

I read this book most likely in the early 90s. I have quite a few details from the beginning of the book: After some disaster or war, humans developed telepathy and walled off most of the outside ...
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Short story about a survivor in a very hot climate future NY

Interview magazine ran a short story about a person who went searching for cans of food on a ship mired in dried up New York's harbor, walking in the hot sun to the ship looking for a container of ...
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What was the first work set in a post nuclear war earth?

The first one I know of is A Canticle for Leibowitz, 1959. Are there any earlier ones?
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Post Apocalyptic YA series 4 tribes around a city

A series of popular YA novels form the late 90's, about a kid coming of age in a post apocalyptic tribe, one of four tribes, each one a different compass point, set around a central city. The ...
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80s (could be early 90s) post-apocalyptic road warrior like movie

The movie started in a desert, with a man in agony who's missing his legs (probably ripped by stretching with bikes or cars). A man (the protagonist) comes along and gives him water. They have a ...
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Post Apocalyptic Sci-fi Movie. Female character has her jaw replaced with a cyborg one

I've been trying for a while to find a post-apocalyptic scifi movie from the 90s(?) that had a scene where one of the characters has had her jaw and voice box replaced with cyborg ones (not visible). ...
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Name and/or author of a post-apocalyptic novel with a sort of mountain man with a animal companion

I read it in the early 80's and it might not have been new then. I think it was a Del Rey published paperback but not sure. It was mostly one man with a mountain lion or wolf or similar apex ...
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A story about a boy and his grandpa staying on an Earth as the last ships leave

If I remember correctly, the story begins as the last ships containing the last bit of human civilization are leaving the heavily polluted Earth to resettle elsewhere. A man and his grandson have ...
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Male and female protagonists explore giant building with seated statue. Smoke spells out cryptic messages

I am trying to identify the source book of a specific scene which I can't recall well. This was in an American science fiction book sometime probably at least 20 years ago. I remember that a not-very-...
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Novel featuring a group of regular people who wake up from pods administered by aliens and start pairing off [duplicate]

Possibly post-apocalyptic, in any case the characters wake up from what may be suspended animation into a common area. I think they may be fed some kind of artificially constituted food and one of the ...
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Searching for a specific series of novels about a post apocalyptic war with vampires and human magic users

I started reading the first book in this series a few years ago, about 2015, and am in the mood to re-read and then finish the series, but have completely forgotten the title of both the book and the ...
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Looking for the name of a post apocalyptic/sci-fi tv show or film

Every once in a while this starts nagging me, I have really no idea and not much to go on so here goes... A man wearing a blue? uniform walks into a town that looks abandoned and empty and all ...
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70s book/short story, Man wakes up from suspend animation or cryo and world has collapsed

In the book, the protagonist wakes up from either suspended animation or cryo (Probably supposed to be a short test), After 10-20 years have passed. He finds the facility abandoned (and looted?), ...
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Story in which American occupiers become “Russian”?

Does anyone remember a 60s or 70s short SF story by an American author in which the US has deployed a weapon that has killed every single Soviet citizen, leaving the infrastructure intact. Americans ...
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Looking for post apocalyptic lizard/dragon teen novel which was very disturbing

Desperately trying to find a book I read as a 10 year old in the early 90's. The book may have been published much earlier. The story still haunts me. It features a boy and a girl in a post-...
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I can't remember the title? Post-apocalyptic- Teens run away from cave cult in the desert to the city?

So I was watching TV in the mid 2000s and there was a post apocalypse movie/mini series/ TV movie maybe even TV show. I watched a little bit but I was babysitting and it was too mature for the little ...
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post-apocalyptic story: Civilization destroyed, Liberian survivors travel to Denver

This is a post-apocalyptic story I think I read in Analog Magazine. I can't recall the title. Illustrated on the first and second page of the story, showing an airship with a ladder let down, and ...
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ID story about survivors of nova

Short story, sun has gone nova, a family is translated into waveforms traveling in space. The youngest family member, a girl I believe, slowly realizes this, and her realization, followed by ...
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Post-apocalyptic story about a girl, her father and an alien attack

It begins with a planet (Earth or possibly some colony planet) where the humans live underground because there are aliens searching for them. There is some sort of debris field (possibly ice or rock) ...
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Post apocalyptic cartoon about a robot girl who finds a radio in a junkyard

I remember watching a cartoon when I was a young kid probably between years 1998-2004. I don't remember the plot but I think that it was post apocalyptic. The main character (maybe even the only ...
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Post-apocalyptic book with snake-like aliens teaching children to fight

I read a book years ago, and I can't remember too much about it. The setting was in a post apocalyptic future and something of the sort, but from what I do remember, there were tall snake-like aliens (...
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story identification: A cowboy with a robotic horse sees a wisp of smoke

The story takes place in the post-apocalyptic Earth. The wild life has become extremely dangerous. A cowboy is in the clean room where he keeps the cows (maybe during the night) and sees a fly on the ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel with four female protagonists, one a marksman

I spotted a book in Walmart a few days ago but forgot to note its name. It was either post-apocalyptic or set during the apocalypse. It has four female leads, one of whom was (I think) mentioned as ...
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Seeking help identifying a time travel story from (I think) the 1970s

I read this story sometime in the '70s in one of the prozines of the time, but it might have been a reprint or just from an older issue acquired in a used bookstore.... There's been some kind of ...
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What is the title of the book about vampires surviving at the end of Earth's existence?

Some years ago I've read an excerpt from a sci-fi book, I don't remember the name or the author, just the premise. I'd really like to find it now. What is the name/author of the book described below? ...
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Trying to identify a post apocalyptic story with institutionalised cannibalism

I read this in the UK back in the 1980/early nineties. It was a library book so it was sort of mainstream I guess. The main protagonist is a teenage boy with a younger sister. He has now aged out of a ...
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Looking for a book: Magic after the end of technology, with horrifying remnants of technology like large monsters [duplicate]

I read a book as a kid about a world some 1000 years from now (I think), in which there is all sorts of magic. I think the book follows a kid who travels between towns with a mentor discovering the ...
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Looking for a short story with two gay (?) guys in an end of the world scenario, one sells the other out

I'm looking for a short story I read some time ago in one of my literature classes, but I can't remember where I left it. Like the title suggests, it’s about two guys (I vaguely remember that one was ...
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Short-story about a post-apocalyptic future that is only revealed at the end

I read a short story in a high-school literature book circa 2004 that revolved around a young protagonist (I think female) who had to make a journey down a river in what originally seemed to be a ...
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Looking for a book in which one of the main characters has powers and it is post apocalyptic

From what I remember, there's a big scene in the book where two teenagers are fighting. The two main characters were away from people, hiding in the woods in a tent. They have a car with a broken ...
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Post apocalyptic book with a disease that killed everyone

I read this book back in middle school (about five years ago), and I can't seem to remember what it was. It wasn't too long. Maybe about 200 pages. The cover of the book was orange, because I recall ...
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YA novel about boys travelling to post-apocalypse future

This is a novel I read when I was young; it would have been sometime in the 1970s. I thought I remembered the author being Peter Dickinson, but I just checked a catalogue of his novels and found ...
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Old science fiction novel about a man of the near future awakening from suspended animation to find himself in a technophobic theocracy

I remember this novel's plot in some detail, but nothing about the author, the title, or the character names. I believe this book was already on the shelves of a public library in Indiana in the mid-...
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Trying to identify short story about the second ice age

I read a short story at least 18 years ago for an extra credit grade in a physical science class. I'm pretty sure it started with some future person finding a journal of a scientist detailing the ...
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Boy and girl live on a world where tech is outlawed, find spaceship and travel to another planet [duplicate]

I've been trying to find a book I read as a kid. Its about 2 teens (boy and girl) who live on a world where tech is outlawed by a god the people worship called overseer or overwatcher or overthought I ...
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70's or 80's movie with motorcycle equipped with computer display and rifle holster

I watched this movie around end of the 80s. One of the main characters (male) was driving some racing motorcycle which had like computer display board giving various information and feedback. I ...
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Looking for title/author of a story about giant slug-like monsters devouring all life on earth

Does anyone remember the science fiction story in which giant slug-like monsters devour all life on earth, and at the end of the story, the protagonist climbs on top of one of the monsters and either ...
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Science fiction in post apocalyptic america where humans are used as food called “Stock”

A boy finds out his sister who ran away is now a "Stock". Possibly published in early 1980's or late 1970's