In the face of a looming eco-apocalypse, a small band of survivalist scientists turn to cloning to preserve the human race. The clones, of course, have other goals in mind.
The tale of two cities facing atomic war—one has a well-practiced Civil Defense group, the other does not. Soviet attack shows them which city had the right idea.
The best SF novel Hitler (n)ever wrote! Spinrad’s alt-history satire casts Adolf Hitler as a pulp author living out his fantasies of world domination via trashy post-apocalyptic novels.
At the age of 650 miles, Helward Mann begins an apprenticeship with the Futures guild that will alter the course of the city of Earth forever. (What the hell did I just read?)
Long after the Accident sterilized humans (and most other big mammals), 56-year-old Greybeard and his wife tour an England overrun by madness and entropic nature.
After mushroom clouds erupt over New York Harbor from a surprise attack, Westchester housewife Gladys Mitchell struggles to keep her daughters safe.
Everyman Robert Neville is the last surviving human on an Earth overrun by vampires, hordes of living undead spawned by bacterial warfare. Matheson’s most famous work.
A grim vision of a United States divided at the Mississippi River into two halves: one ruled by military martial law, the other a be-plagued nuclear and biological wasteland.
In a post-catastrophe New York, Captain Fortune becomes unlikely hero of the peoples’ revolution, overthrowing the robber-baron Towermen and bringing democracy and freedom back to America.
Coming-of-age tale of teenage boy and girl, travelers in a future wasteland filled with mutants and rubble cities. A predictable but filling juvenile fantasy, set in one of Andre Norton’s staple settings.
Leigh Brackett’s tale of Luddite Mennonites in post-apocalyptic America. When it came out, it was billed as “nearly a great novel.” Is that true, and how has it held up in the intervening sixty years?