Questions tagged [post-apocalyptic]

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

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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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90's (or earlier) post-apocalyptic teen novel with lizards hatching from eggs and disfiguring the faces of people they bite

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 by airship to Denver and find a giant cube

This is a post-apocalyptic story I think I read in Analog magazine. It's illustrated on the first and second page of the story, showing an airship with a ladder let down, and people standing in front ...
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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
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Book: Science Fiction - Immortal captured on Earth and joins military

The book details a hero who is picked up on a destroyed Earth (not sure if sole survivor or not). He is smarter, faster, stronger, etc than the other humans. He becomes part of the military and does ...
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He drives a tank and he is fertile, this small town could use his help

Book was most likely a paperback book from the 1970s or 1980s. Possibly set in a post-apocalyptic (possibly plague or pandemic) United Kingdom (maybe Scotland) or Ireland? A American(?) Soldier ...
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Post Apocalyptic Novel with Dangerous Motorcycles, Gangs, Games, Spies. Late '80s/early '90s

This one has always stuck with me but I've never been able to find it, perhaps due to the noise when looking for post-apocalyptic motorcycle novels... The main protagonist was trained as some sort of ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel possibly titled Festival [closed]

I read a science fiction novel a long time ago. It was post-apocalyptic and I think the title was (Festival). I can't find any information on it now. Does anyone know anything about it?
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Trying to find a young adult fiction book with a boy and girl that met up in a post nuclear landscape

I am trying to find the name of a book I read as a young teenager set in a post nuclear apocalypse world with a young teenage boy and girl met up. I think it is a book series and maybe I read the ...
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Books about all adults turning into zombies

I remember reading a book a few years ago, maybe around 2015, where some sort of virus has infected everyone who was older than maybe 16 years old, turning them into zombies. That means the children ...
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Movie about a hero on a bike with a laser gun who saves a village from gangsters

I'm trying to find a movie that I watched around beginning of the 90's. I remember a few scenes of the movie but cannot find it on the net. The movie starts with the hero on a bike traveling in a ...
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Older sf story about sea otters, monoliths and equations

I'm looking for the title and/or author of a science fiction story (described in Neptune’s Ark: From Ichthyosaurs to Orcas, by David Rains Wallace): humans, having made land uninhabitable, choose ...
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Looking for title of short story with Transhuman that eat dog from Hartwell Best SF collection

There a 3 characters, each a member of a trio of surveyors. They are vaguely military, transhuman, policing some hinterland zone of future earth in which bio organic life is rare. They come across ...
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Late 80s horror/post-apocalyptic novel praised by Stephen King; main character's half-zombied wife attempts to kill him after sex [duplicate]

Looking for a late 80s novel set in a post-apocalyptic age. The apocalypse has recently happened, so people remember the old world. I think the apocalypse was that large amounts of the population ...
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Post-apocalyptic Men's Adventure Novel

I'm looking for a series of men's adventure novels. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future. The good guys have gathered into a commune and have all taken different personas. One is a ...
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SF novel I read from a series in the 1980's: Military "battle suits" in post-apocalyptic America

I read this in grade school and cannot remember the name. The book I read was part of a series because I remember wanting to continue it, but could never find the proceeding books. The story was ...
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Late 80s or early 90s book includes genetically engineered executioner with gills

A male main character was genetically engineered, had gills in his throat, and was an executioner in a post-apocalyptic world. He was able to move long distances instantly through something called the ...
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Is it possible to restore humanity in the world after Resident Evil Final Chapter? [closed]

In the Final Chapter, there are less then two thousand people remaining in the Earth. It seems to be a very small genetic database to produce healthy human beings (humans without hereditary diseases ...
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A ruined USA, where protagonists are captured by a biker bandits encamped in a zoo

It was written in English. I read it around 2013-2014 in British Columbia, Canada when I was in middle school. It could have been a short series, or one book. The protagonists are young adults, and ...
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Survivors pursue a myth that there is a machine that can immunize them against radiation

Decades ago I read a book that I want to identify. The plot, as I recall it: The world had been destroyed by a nuclear war There is no place safe from radiation Survivors pursue a myth that there is ...
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Post-nuclear-war book involving motorcycle-riding blind teenagers and a former US president at Cheyenne Mt

I read a post-nuclear-war book in the early 90's. The only two parts I remember are there were almost totally blind people in Denver riding motorcycles, and Cheyenne Mountain was destroyed, and a ...
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Fantasy story, trek to find ancient weapon ends when landscape wakes and begins to fly

I remember reading this late 80's (possibly early 90's), it would have been published about that time, in English. I read it in Ireland. I feel like it was post apocalyptic fantasy, or a future ...
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Help identify a post-apocalyptic novel with giant ferrets

Here's another novel that I read in High School that I'd love to track down - it's in English, and must have been written in 1993 or earlier. I know that I got it in my school library, so it is ...

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