Questions tagged [post-apocalyptic]

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

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Book with Animal on Earth being invaded by humans (Humans Are The Monsters Trope)

The book is set up like your average "invasion" trope, where the pov is watching its home getting invaded, we're lead to believe that we're reading from a human POV (Or, it's not suggested ...
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80s or 90s postapocalyptic cartoon where a group of kids traverse a wasteland searching for sages? [duplicate]

I have a vague recollection of a cartoon I saw sometime in the late 90s. As Scandinavia was a bit behind in releases back then I believe it was broadcasted in early 90s or late 80s in its original run....
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Amazons worshipping gods based on figures on Mt. Rushmore

Post apocalyptic community of Amazons who hate patriarchy. The class of ruling women treat men as slaves and as baby makers. They worship 4 gods. One is named Ibrim. A member is sent out on a mission ...
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sci-fi book where everyone older than 18 was dead

This was a sci-fi book where everyone older than 18 was dead. The eldest was some boy who's 17, I think, and I believe that they all had superpowers, if not all then some of them. The book started ...
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What is the name of this post-apocalyptic story about a woman reminiscing?

I read it in grade school- it was one of a number of short stories in my McDougal-Littell literature textbook. I recall other stories in that textbook included "All Summer in a Day" and &...
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Dystopian future with telepathic children

The book in question was set in a possibly post apocalyptic/dystopian future where anyone different was not allowed, society had regressed somewhat. A small group of children grew up with telepathic ...
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SciFi book: Earth split between Ant-Bee-Wasp alliance and The Rats

Many years from now, the Earth and Moon have been clobbered by a massive cosmic strike. Humans have survived for centuries in underground hibernation chambers. When they emerge, they find that the ...
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Short sci-fi story about a hellish, industrial isolated domed city, where people live in hypnosis to see it as beautiful

I'm looking for the title/author of a short sci-fi story about a domed isolated city where people undergo (without knowing) a hypnotic treatment, to see the city as lush and beautiful, with parks and ...
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Post-apocalyptic books series set in USA where people live in underground silos [duplicate]

The storyline is a series of 6 or 7 books that I probably read in the late 70s (but never finished reading the series) In this post-apocalyptic world humanity (in the USA at least) is reduced to ...
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Post viral apocalypse story, maybe from 50's, hero was bitten by a rattlesnake, has hammer [duplicate]

I read an already old paperback novel in about 1969. Most human life is destroyed by a virus, and it is the story of one of the survivors. I remember: he survives because he had just been bitten by ...
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Isekai manga where two high schoolers are transported to a post apocalyptic world overrun with beasts

Does anyone know this isekai where the MC is a high schooler transported with a classmate to a post-apocalyptic world overrun by beasts. These beasts attack humans and the MC even though being very ...
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90s TV show (might be a miniseries) about a post-apocalyptic world roamed by savages

The basic story was that there was a medical treatment (maybe a vaccine) that made you live longer and not age, but some people had a different gene that made them revert to a primal human state and ...
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Sci-fi short story about the world short on resources

Back in 2003, I came across a short story in one of my books. It was set in an Earth where resources were limited. People had to stand in lines to get water and bread. Electricity was rationed. One ...
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SF colony novel, most likely from before 1972 [duplicate]

A librarian friend received the following query about a novel a customer read long ago. I hope somebody can help. The situation is that it can be foreseen that the Earth will collapse/break down — ...
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1970s Book about post-apocalyptic world and no one knows how to make things

I read a book while in high school in the 1970s. It was a science fiction about a postapocalyptic world where no one knew how to make anything anymore. There was a big blob-like "creature" or ...
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short story, post-WW3, a girl, a lost letter

I've used the search function for phrases that, to me, should find results if a question about this story has been asked before. But sorry if this is a duplicate and I just didn't search well enough. ...
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Post Apocalyptic book about “clones”

I read this book (might have also been more than one) as a teenager around 2010, borrowed from a local German library. I only very vaguely remember it. It was in German obviously but most likely ...
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80s/90s YA novel: Child named Gen finds “dragons” which are actually ICBMs

When I was young, in the late 80s/early 90s, I read a novel in school in Canada. I believe it was specifically a YA novel, and may have been available though Scholastic, though I can't be sure of that....
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Short story with a cult built around dolls for people living in bunkers

This was a short story with a Ray Bradbury vibe, centering around a boy and girl hunting rabbits and walking away from the adults. It also featured information about adults living in bunkers and ...
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Can you identify this apocalyptic youtube film about a scrap metal robot?

Some time in the past 7 years, I saw a (possibly student) film on youtube about a scrap metal robot (The film itself may be older, but that is the timeframe in which I saw it). I will attempt to ...
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80/90's movie – community living a bunker, separated by families, youth pair escapes

There was a movie in 80's or 90's in TV that I'm trying to identify. The key points were: people are living in a kind of bunker, separated by families, supplies are delivered from outside pair of ...
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Late 70s/early 80s sci-fi novel about a young man in a post-virus world trying to find a safe haven

The cover was colorful and had a picture of the back of a young man walking with a bike. The story starts out with a teenage male living with his very paranoid father who has managed to keep them ...
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Old post apocalyptic cartoon where the main character has red hair and lives with a nomadic group

I am looking for an animated TV series which was probably made in the '80s or '90s. The main character had red hair. The cartoon is set in a post apocalyptic environment and the character lives with ...
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post apocalyptic movie with eagle-helmet

The movie might be from the 80's. I only remember (barely) some few scenes of the beginning. It's located in a wasteland, a guy on a motorcycle who wears a helmet decorated as an eagle comes to a ...
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Author of a postapocalyptic novel about climate change

I am looking for the title and author of a novel about a post apocalyptic Earth after a drastic climate change. The plot is similar to the movie The Day after Tomorrow, but, instead of a happy ending, ...
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Miniseries in post-rapture US with good/evil conflict

I remember seeing this dramatic mini-series in the late '90s-'00s, but it may have been created in the '80s. I believe it was an adaptation from a book by a well-known author. The setting was in the ...
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Story ID: post-apocalypse tribe, eats cryo-preserved humans

This story has stayed with me for a long time. Published in a 1970s (possibly '60s) issue of F&SF. Post-apocalypse setting -- no devastation described, but people live in low-tech hunter-...
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Short story in which three child siblings with superpowers kill all of humanity but are afraid of being destroyed in turn by their descendants

The story begins with the three children (two females, one male), about ten years old, carrying the corpses of their parents to the back yard. Later you discover that they have exterminated all of ...
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Movie where a woman escapes from a dream pod into a red-sand filled world

This movie starts out with a young girl who is sleeping in this kind of pod that gives people dreams. This is a post-apocalyptic kind of dystopian world. She hates the dream world and wants to get out....
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70s or earlier post-apocalyptic short fiction with only one man and one woman remaining [duplicate]

I'm almost sure I read it in english, in a collection, more than 40 years ago. It was just possibly a shortish novelette, probably a short-story. A plague has decimated mankind. Even though a cure ...
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80s/90s Post-apocalyptic novel, medieval with a “great fire” and a “mystic / shaman” [duplicate]

I remember reading this novel back in High School in the late 90s, possible early 00s. The novel in paperback form was quite substantial, must have been at least 600 pages long. The main character ...
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Short sci-fi animation about a robot waking up in a post-apocalyptic world

There was this short animated film (<15 min) I watched once, I think on Youtube, and I'm trying to identify it. It was made relatively recently, most likely within the past decade. The details are: ...
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story-identification: fantasy story with physically weak protagonist that took place after nuclear winter

I started reading this book when I was in either elementary school or middle school (anywhere from like 2004-2011) that I recall was too boring for me then but that I'm very interested in remembering ...
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Movie where man is fastened on table and ants are eating/torturing him

As a kid, in the early 90s (maximum 91) or late 80s (87 till 89) I was in the cinema and saw some SciFi apocalyptic movie. I only remember one scene when one man is fastened on some table and ants ...
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Anime Movie: Floating Islands, Post-Apocalypse Fantasy/Steampunk, Clans at War, Brother and Sister

I've been searching everywhere for this film, any help would be great! I remember so many details but still can't find it... (tl;dr - Anime Brother and One-Armed Sister on Post-Apocalypse Floating ...
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Post-nuclear war book where a boy ends up going into suspended animation until the Earth renews itself [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the title of a book I read as a kid, probably somewhere in late elementary days. I read this one around the same time as The White Mountains series by John Christopher, ~30 years ...
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Post-apocalyptic family survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their house

I watched this (B&W) nuclear movie in 1988 on TV. Post-apocalyptic family survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their house, where fear and dwindling ...
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Itinerant doctor foils a would-be emperor's plans to commandeer old space technology to weaponize space

I most likely read this sometime between the late 1990s and 2010. I have no idea where I would have read it. It might be closer to novella length than a short story. It'd be neat to have it ...
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Book where a teenager and his friend develop elemental powers to fight aliens with similar powers

Book where teenager discovers he has fire powers. A boy a little older than him has lightning powers. They train together and become best friends. They fight someone with metal powers. They discover ...
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Sci-fi novel where a mother and son are captured by another tribe

This was a sci-fi novel I read decades ago. Most of the story takes place after a mother and her son have been captured by another tribe and are being transported back to their encampment. I believe ...
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Short dystopian novel about boy who lives on streets [duplicate]

I may not remember enough for this question to be answered. I read this book 2 years ago; I grabbed it from a classroom library because I needed a book to read. It was definitely on the older end - ...
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60s novel: bionic man exploring changed world post collapse for super computer

Paperback, written in English, from 1960s or 70s. Starts off with a man waking up in cave or buried chamber. He receives info and instructions from a A.I. super computer . (Its been xx years 30? 60? ...
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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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