Questions tagged [post-apocalyptic]

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

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Sci Fi dystopia about a space station orbiting a post-apocalyptic earth

The station is beginning to run out of resources, and therefore sends a group of teenagers down as a vanguard to begin the process of recolonizing the Earth. The teenagers sent are those that broke ...
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Post-apocalyptic (horror) movie with mankind surviving in a bunker

I'm trying to recall a specific post-apocalyptic movies. It is kinda like The Colony (2013), where mankind is surviving in a bunker. I can't remember if it is due to climate change or nuclear fallout ...
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Short story. Farm equipment & construction robots, post apocalyptic

This was a short story in one the readers we had in grade school. Gist of it was that humans had semi sentient robots for almost all tasks, but humanity has died out and the robots are looking for ...
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Post-apocalyptic webcomic. Hero is a former doctor turned android, named something like Abe or Aron

I've been looking for this one over several months. Webomic was ongoing 2 years ago, I was really hooked up. Thing is I don't remember anything except little details of plot like: Post-apocalyptic (...
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Apocalyptic fantasy novel set in San Francisco

It was written by someone living in a community in San Francisco, named something like Starflower, or Rainbird. I think I read the novel in the 1990s. In the story the community living in San ...
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Post Apocalyptic novel where the character discovers an item with ancient writing, which is later discovered to actually be the French language

I was watching a TV special a long time ago on the writings of older authors like Jules Verne, HG Wells etc, discussing lots of their books. One was about a character who had found something with ...
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Post-apocalyptic book where people can enhance or alter their appearance with animal qualities

I read this book probably 10 or 15 years ago. I remember it starting out with a young woman (I think) talking to a computer and altering her appearance in a mirror. I believe she was making subtle ...
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Old sci-fi book set in post apocalyptic future with shock-absorbing hovercrafts

It was a stand alone sci fi book, and in it there were helmets..? that stored information. I'm pretty sure it was set in a post apocalyptic future and it had old technology like hover crafts. There ...
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1970's book where humans awake from hibernation to find ants and bees have evolved into intelligent beings

Read this book around 1975/79. Can remember the story but not the title. Basically: group of humans in deep sleep/hibernation in underground bunkers. Awake to find 1000s years gone by and ants and ...
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A short story about post nuclear war

Once I heard a unique story from a teacher. I really need to find its title. Here is the plot: in the post nuclear war times, a man goes to a strange place to find someone who can send people back in ...
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80s sci-fi movie, man walking from a desert, gets to a road and stops an aerodynamic autonomous semi

I remember watching a (maybe post-apocalyptic) sci-fi as a child, which featured an autonomous semi truck looking very similar to the one that Tesla motors presented. This part of the movie took place ...
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Story about a tribe using phrases as currency

Long after worldwide disaster, a tribe uses phrases as currency: that is, I can pay you by teaching you one of the sacred phrases. (Doing it twice is fraud.) The protagonist is exiled for ...
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Story with dome-cities and the last horse being lost in transport accident

I read some of a story in high school in Quebec, probably a bit more than 10 years ago (before 2008). I think I might have read it as part of a reading test at school. It was probably in French (might ...
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Childrens Fantasy Book - crumbled future, boy sent in search of petrol for the king

Bit of a random one. I have been trying to remember for years now the title of a book that I read some 15-20 years ago. So it's a British book would have been published mid 80's-90's and was ...
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Sci Fi book about aliens who abduct people on the eve of a nuclear war, send them back periodically to check whether Earth is survivable

I'm looking for the title and author of a book (possibly from the 60s or 70s) where the world is on the brink of nuclear war and aliens abduct people from around the globe and put them in suspended ...
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EMP Kindle ebook series where the prepared dad is home alone while his family are scattered far away [closed]

I read an ebook that was the first of a series, but I can't remember the author or title. This story is different from others I've read, in that the prepper father is home and his daughter and wife ...
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Post-apocalyptic book involving the Catholic Church

I remember a book where it took place during a nuclear war, and these people destroyed books and other things and killed people who knew how to read. Then it skipped 600 years forward three times and ...
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Short story about archaeologists on post apocalyptic world finding out about science-fiction

I remember reading a short story in an anthology sometime between the end of the 90's and the 2000's. It was the French translation of an English story, thus it could be much older. I remember the ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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60s-70s 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. ...
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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 ...