So, the Apocalypse has come and gone, and you’re still here. Yet, there’s a problem. One of your family members told you not to get them a present due to the end of the world but, since the Mayan’s was a bit off, now you got to run out and get that obsessive Post Apocalyptic a gift. Since, they are probably already stocked up on current popular fiction, MRE’s and water purification tablets, what can you get your hoarding, end of the world laving potential hermit of a loved one for either a Christmas, or simply a We Survived the Apocalypse gift. Well, here are 10 unsung, under appreciated and potential pout of print classics of the genre.
Now, part of any gift is the act of acquisitions. Some of these novels will be quite hard to locate, so either roll up your sleeves and dive into the stacks at your local used bookstore, or visit a site like Abebooks and grab one of these novels.
Also, I must admit, I totally love these covers.
Through Darkest America\Dawns Uncertain Light by Neal Barrett, Jr.
One of my favorite novel series. Neal Barrett blends Apocalyptic fiction with an almost Western fell and one of the most unique set ups I have ever read.
A Secret History of Time to Come by Robie Macauley
A wonderful apocalyptic tale that takes place generations after racial unrest leads to a civil war. A classic worth seeking out.
Mister Touch by Malcolm Bosse
A unique plague tale that combines an almost hippy communal feel with a perilous journey across post apocalyptic America.
Winter’s Daughter: The Saying of Signe Ragnhilds-datter by Charles Whitmore
The history of one women’s plight during the Apocalypse told in an Fable style by a future generation. Full of unexpected dark humor.
Happy Policeman by Patricia Anthony
A small town is saved from Nuclear war by strange aliens. While investigating a murder, a policeman searches for the secrets the aliens are keeping from the town.
Down to A Sunless Sea by David Graham
Halfway through a flight, the world erupts into a Nuclear Holocaust. Now the plane’s pilots must find a safe place to take his passengers.
Heiro’ Journey\The Unforsaken Hiero by Sterling E, Lanier
The world was devastated by nuclear fire. Now, generations later, a young priest and his moose must travel the land, dealing with monstrous mutated animals along the way.
Wolf and Iron/Time Storms by Gordon R. Dickson
Two very different visions of the apocalypse by one of science fictions greatest visionaries.
The Quiet Place by Richard Maynard
After misjudging the time dilation of near light speed travel, a group of astronauts return to earth to discover that society has regressed into clans of hunter/gatherers.
Airship Nine by Thomas H. Block
Admits a nuclear war, an new Airship must travel south towards Anartica to escape the nuclear fallout.