Questions tagged [post-apocalyptic]

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

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Oddball post-apocalyptic movie with mutants and a suicide drug in little bags

For some reason, I keep wanting to know the name of some oddball, and not necessarily good, post-apocalyptic movie, which I believe is from the '80s. I remember the usual warriors and nuclear ...
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Young-adult book: Post-apocalyptic, Teens living in Caves/Bunker, Written as Diary/Journal

I'm searching for a post-apocalyptic young-adult book featuring two teens living in caves or a bunker. I remember reading it in late 1970s in a Danish translation. The cover for that edition has a ...
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Underground post apocalypse children story

I remember a book possibly published in the '70s or '80s. In the story a boy grows up in a cavern. Life sounds pretty primitive. He gathers lichen for food (I think), and it's imperative that the home ...
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Recent novel, a teen in Australia surviving after comet/meteor impact devastates the world

E-book, probably read in the last year or two. Probably written in the last 10 years. Seemed to be first in a series. A comet or small asteroid is reported to be making a near miss to Earth. But as ...
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A post-apocalyptic movie with a protagonist named Hunter

This is a movie from the 1980s. I remember only fragments of it. In a post-apocalyptic deserted Earth (Mad Max-like), a girl meets a scavenger (the good guy) called Hunter. The girl has freckles and a ...
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What is the first novel to feature the plot device of characters emerging from a bunker into a post-apocalyptic world?

This trope is used so frequently that I wonder just how old the concept is. There are two variations I'm aware of. In the first, a population shelters from some sort of catastrophe and exist for so ...
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Post-apocalyptic religious fiction containing water merchants [duplicate]

I am trying to remember the name of a paperback book that I was given by a friend in the United States sometime in the early 2000s. The book was part of a trilogy that followed the story of a group ...
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Story: sharing a ventilator, slowing heart rate

I'm looking for a story where there are 3 or 4 main characters in a post-apocalyptic or maybe off-Earth situation. Something is wrong with the air, and so the characters need to share a makeshift ...
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Post Apocalyptic movie, beginning has a guy playing a trumpet overlooking a city

Cannot remember any details other than a post apocalyptic style, a dilapidated city, and a guy playing a trumpet. Live action movie, possibly has some kids living in the city the protagonist helps... ...
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Post apocalyptic short story

When I was in grade 10 back in 1990-1991 in Ontario Canada, there was a short story that we read that as I took place in the aftermath of some catastrophe (nuclear war I think). (I know it is not the ...
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Sci-fi film where an EMP device is used to disable an alien ship, and a huge robot rips through a gas station

I can't seem to find a film from the last 10 years which includes the following scenes. One scene is where two guys drive out at night to test an EMP device to disable an alien ship from a distance, ...
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Post apocalyptic movie set in apartment building

I have not had luck in horror.com, reddit, quora, or yahoo, but will still try for this one and another movie There is only light outside, a blinding light, anyone that goes into the light never comes ...
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Movie/tv show about people living in separate rooms and communicating through monitors in a post-apocalyptic world

A group of people live individually in these "rooms" and communicate with each other on these monitors. Apparently the world outside is messed up. However one guy thinks there is something ...
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Short comic book story about pets remaining after a human apocalypse occurs

A friend of mine is trying to find an old Hungarian story, here’s how they describe it: “I remember a few characters, three of the main characters were; A white cat with a purple bow/collar, female A ...
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Short story about survivors on Earth after the atmosphere has frozen

This is a short story I read maybe in the '80s. Earth has been thrown away from the Sun, probably due to a very large object passing through the Solar System, and the atmosphere has frozen in layers. ...
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B-class sci-fi movie about postapocalyptic group of soldiers moving from outpost to outpost, with some of them being cyborgs (or diseased?)

The movie was about a group of soldiers (mercenaries?), it was set up in some kind of post-apo setting (deserts, a lot of orange). The group was travelling from outpost to outpost, but I don't ...
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STALKER-ish/Tripods YA post-apocalyptic novel series (NOT The Tripods)

I'm looking for a young adult series, that centres on a bunch of teenagers surviving in a post-apocalypse world on Earth (cliché, I know). The first book has the following setting: Presence of S.T.A....
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Old movie where a fortress-type home comes under attack by hooded beings with an aversion to light

The movie is likely from the seventies and I saw it as a kid. Takes place in post-apocalyptic Earth, or at least the desert. There is a large fortress-type home where the protagonist lives, and he ...
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What's the earliest treatment of a post-apocalypse, with historical social structures, and remnant AI tech?

I have two examples of something that might be a sub-genre, and I'm interested in finding more. The essential elements are: Several generations have passed since an apocalyptic event. Survivors are ...
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Manga or manwha where MC's world is suddenly changed and he kills the first monster in a car accident and gets growth accelerate skill

The main character is driving and suddenly crashes into an animal, then a message appears saying he is the first person to kill the monster and gives him some growth skill. Then he goes home, sleeps ...
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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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