Books about Apocalypse

  1. The Stand

    by Stephen King
    Survivors of a pandemic battle an ancient evil force in a post-apocalyptic world.

    An extremely contagious and lethal strain of influenza is developed as a biological weapon in a secret U.S. Department of Defense laboratory in northern California. It is estimated to be 99.4% fatal. ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Atrocity Exhibition

    by J.G. Ballard
    A collection of interconnected stories exploring the dark side of modernity, technology, and human psychology.

    Easily one of the 20th century's most visionary writers, J. G. Ballard lived far ahead of his time. Called his "prophetic masterpiece" by many, The Atrocity Exhibition practically lies outside of any ... (Goodreads)

  3. Angelfall

    by Susan Ee
    An angel apocalypse and a teenage girl's fight for survival.

    It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a ... (Goodreads)

  4. Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides

    by Tim LaHaye
    A thrilling apocalyptic story of a demon-infested world and the fight for faith and freedom.

    After the Wrath of the Lamb earthquake, Rayford Steele must find his wife Amanda White , who was supposed to land in New Babylon . Buck Williams must find his wife Chloe Steele , who was last seen in ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The City of Mirrors

    by Justin Cronin
    A post-apocalyptic battle to save humanity from a virus that turns humans into vampires.

    The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors ... (Goodreads)

  6. Dust & Decay

    by Jonathan Maberry
    A post-apocalyptic road trip in search of safety, battling the undead along the way.

    Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot & Ruin. It’s also six months since Benny Imura and Nix ... (Goodreads)

  7. Plague of the Dead

    by Z.A. Recht
    A virus turns most of humanity into zombies, leaving a small group of survivors to fight for their lives and find a cure.

    The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Gone-Away World

    by Nick Harkaway
    A post-apocalyptic adventure filled with monsters, robots, and a search for hope.

    The book is a science fiction epic with elements of comedy and nuclear holocaust fiction . It tells the story of the unnamed main character and his best friend Gonzo Lubitsch and their experiences ... (Wikipedia)

  9. I Am Legend and Other Stories

    by Richard Matheson
    A collection of sci-fi horror stories exploring themes of isolation, fear and the unknown.

    Robert Neville appears to be the sole survivor of a pandemic that has killed most of the human population and turned the remainder into " vampires " that largely conform to their stereotypes in ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Boy on the Bridge

    by M.R. Carey
    Survivors of a deadly virus seek refuge on a bridge, while a mysterious boy holds the key to the future.

    Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the ... (Goodreads)

  11. Sand

    by Hugh Howey
    A post-apocalyptic dystopia, where survivors must flee a world of dust and danger.

    The new novel from the international bestselling author of the Wool trilogy. The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Strain

    by Guillermo del Toro
    A mysterious virus spreads in New York City, turning people into bloodthirsty vampires. A team of unlikely heroes fights to save humanity.

    A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews ... (Goodreads)

  13. Preacher, Volume 9: Alamo

    by Garth Ennis
    A supernatural showdown in Texas between the forces of Heaven and Hell.

    In this final volume, the story comes to an explosive climax. As the net closes around Jesse Custer, so the renegade Preacher embarks on his own endgame, a terrifying strategy that will place him ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Last Policeman

    by Ben H. Winters
    A detective investigates a suicide in a world where an asteroid is about to collide with Earth, causing societal breakdown.

    The novel is divided into four parts—"Hanger Town", "Non-Negligible Probabilities", "Wishful Thinking", and "Soon, They Will"—each containing five chapters, and an epilogue . Each part has an ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The Stand: American Nightmares

    by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
    A graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" where a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, leaving survivors to face supernatural forces.

    The deadly super flu Captain Trips has devastated the country and now the few survivors must pick up the pieces and go on. Larry Underwood seeks escape from New York City. Lloyd contemplates an ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Stand: Captain Trips

    by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
    Mankind's battle against a pandemic virus that threatens to wipe out the entire population.

    Exclusive hardcover edition, collects The Stand: Captain Trips series of comics (#1-5) into one Hardcover volume. It all begins here: the epic apocalyptic battle between good and evil. On a secret ... (Goodreads)

  17. No Turning Back

    by Robert Kirkman
    A group of survivors navigate a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies, facing danger and difficult choices at every turn.

    After a devastating act of war by the Whisperers, Rick must chart a path for his community. But when his leadership is questioned, how will he respond? Collects THE WALKING DEAD #145-150. ... (Goodreads)

  18. The King of Plagues

    by Jonathan Maberry
    Joe Ledger and the DMS team race against time to stop a terrorist group from unleashing a deadly plague on the world.

    Saturday 09:11 Hours: A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured… 10:09 Hours: Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. What We Become

    by Robert Kirkman
    A family's struggle to survive a zombie apocalypse, and the moral dilemmas they face.

    The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility.,An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. The Night Eternal

    by Guillermo del Toro
    Humanity's struggle to survive after vampires take over the world.

    Two years have passed since the vampires, led by the Master, used atomic weapons to create a nuclear winter , which blocked the sun and allowed the vampires to move freely, except for a few hours a ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Dead-Tossed Waves

    by Carrie Ryan
    A post-apocalyptic world where the living must fight against the undead and the living dead. Gabry must choose between safety and love.

    Gabry (Gabrielle) lives a quiet life in the town of Vista. She lives with her mother, Mary (the protagonist of the first novel), in a lighthouse isolated from the rest of town. Her best friend is ... (Wikipedia)

  22. Ashen Winter

    by Mike Mullin
    After a supervolcano eruption, Alex must brave the ash-filled landscape to find his parents. Survival is key.

    It's been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so ... (Goodreads)

  23. Day by Day Armageddon

    by J.L. Bourne
    A soldier's diary of survival in a world overrun by zombies. The fight for survival is brutal and unforgiving.

    Once on the fringes of horror, the “zombie apocalypse,” has become one of the most buzzworthy genres in popular culture. Now, in Day by Day Armageddon , J.L. Bourne delivers an intelligent, gripping ... (Barnes & Noble)

  24. In the Country of Last Things

    by Paul Auster
    A dystopian journey through a post-apocalyptic world, filled with desperation and hope.

    The novel takes the form of a letter from a young woman named Anna Blume. Anna has ventured into an unnamed city that has collapsed into chaos and disorder. In this environment, no industry takes ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Dead Sea

    by Brian Keene
    A group of strangers trapped in a hotel during a catastrophic flood must fight for survival against a horde of undead creatures.

    The streets of the city are no longer safe. They are filled with zombies - the living dead, rotting predators driven only by a need to kill and eat. For Lamar Reed and a handful of others, their safe ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Handling the Undead

    by John Ajvide Lindqvist
    A mysterious force brings the dead back to life in Stockholm, leaving the living to grapple with the ethical and emotional implications.

    Something very peculiar is happening in Stockholm. There's a heatwave on and people cannot turn their lights out or switch their appliances off. Then the terrible news breaks. In the city morgue, the ... (Goodreads)

  27. Zombie Fallout

    by Mark Tufo
    A family man navigates a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, fighting to protect his loved ones and find a safe haven.

    Zombie Fallout It was a flu season like no other. With fears of contracting the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try an attain one of the coveted ... (Goodreads)

  28. Extinction Machine

    by Jonathan Maberry
    A deadly virus threatens to wipe out humanity, and Joe Ledger and his team must race against time to stop it.

    In, Extinction Machine,, the fifth Joe Ledger book by Jonathan Maberry, the DMS must go up against someone—or something—in search of new technology that could bring about world war The President of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  29. Horde

    by Ann Aguirre
    Deuce and her friends fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombie-like creatures.

    The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre's, USA Today-,bestselling Razorland trilogy. , The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. Fire & Ash

    by Jonathan Maberry
    The final battle between humans and zombies. A thrilling conclusion to the "Rot & Ruin" series.

    In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed standard bearer (,Booklist,) of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life. Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary, but ... (Goodreads)

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