Post-apocalyptic

The Bear, Andrew Krivak

In this arresting, exquisite novel, time acquires a new quality. When human civilization is over and there’s no hope left for society, what Krivak imagines is a stillness. An incandescent calm settles upon the earth now that humans are no longer capable of doing any further damage. His unnamed father […]

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After the Flood, Kassandra Montag

A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. Goodreads […]

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Dead Astronauts, Jeff VanderMeer

A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that […]

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Remember Tomorrow, Amanda Saint

A dystopian future that echoes the present times. A reflection of society in a stark, unforgiving mirror. Unsettling, honest and unputdownable.” Susmita Bhattacharya, author of The Normal State of Mind “A chilling descent into the chaos that lies in the hearts of men. A searing portrait of a dystopian future […]

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The Philodendrist Heresy, Interview with Jed Brody

About The Philodendrist Heresey Danielle Gasket’s search for ancestral secrets is imperiled by warring factions that agree about nothing but that Danielle must die. Danielle’s home is a dystopian city beneath the earth’s surface. People have lived underground for so long that knowledge of the surface is preserved only in […]

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Wanderers, Chuck Wendig

This is Wanderers, Chuck Wendig‘s (Star Wars: Aftermath, Blackbirds) epic new novel of a dark future that weaves everything from social media to climate change to artificial intelligence into its complex, multi-viewpoint narrative. –Scyfy Wire Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads

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The Glad Shout, Alice Robinson

After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young daughter. Food and supplies run low, panic sets in and still no help arrives. To protect her daughter, Isobel must take drastic action. Goodreads Reviews Back to GoodReads

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Metro 2033, Dmitry Glukhovsky

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains […]

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The Migration, Helen Marshall

Marshall is painting on a large canvas here and her style is unabashedly baroque: the novel is characterized by a high level of drama, intensity, and movement, including a repeated motif of flooding, raging waters that claim (or threaten to claim) various characters over the course of the narrative. Climate change […]

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Moon of the Crusted Snow, Waubgeshig Rice

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon […]

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When the English Fall, David Williams

Staying with the apocalyptic, David Williams’ When The English Fall is a quirky addition to the growing volume of novels that imagine the repercussions of climate change. A freak solar storm knocks out the power grid — the only community prepared to handle life without phones, petrol and electricity are […]

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The Last Gasp, Trevor Hoyle

A large, dense, frightening novel from the UK author of This Sentient Earth. In 1990 the ocean’s oxygen-producing plankton are dying from pollution. Maverick oceanographer Theo Detrick predicts a disastrous drop in the air’s oxygen content within 20 years. Nobody believes him. Polluter-industrialist J.E. Gelstrom is furiously empire-building. The US/USSR […]

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All Rivers Run Free, Natasha Carthew

Thanks so much to the publisher for sending me a galley and press about this upcoming novel. All Rivers Run Free is a lyrical novel about marginalisation, mental illness and motherhood set on the ravaged, near-future coast of Cornwall. It’s a world collapsing under flooding and social breakdown, with military […]

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2047: Short Stories from Our Common Future, Tanja Rohini Bisgaard et al.

As citizens on this blue planet of ours, we are currently experiencing great changes when it comes to global warming, pollution, and toxic substances—such as microplastic—that end up in our food and our drinking water. In addition, flora and fauna are disappearing from the places where we played when we […]

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Austral, Paul McAuley

The world is still warming, sea levels are still rising, and the Antarctic Peninsula is home to Earth’s newest nation, with life quickened by ecopoets spreading across valleys and fjords exposed by the retreat of the ice. Austral Morales Ferrado, a child of the last generation of ecopoets, is a […]

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