The other day, as I was putting together the update to my Big Book Challenge, I came across a new list on Time’s website. It appears that the editors have put together their top ten post-apocalyptic books. Now, I’m a sci-fi buff and I read a lot of dystopian fiction, so I was surprised to learn that I had only read one book on this list – and that was the nonfiction book by Alan Weisman.
Obviously, I feel compelled to rectify this situation. Lord knows, after I read The Long Emergency, I felt like the end of the world would be here before the end of my lifetime – but that’s a story for another blog entry.
Here’s the list. Have fun with it!
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- The Stand by Stephen King – October 17, 2010
- Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
- A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller – August 4, 2010
- The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
- The Passage by Justin Cronin – September 1, 2010
- World War Z by Max Brooks – July 25, 2010
- The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
- The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham – December 22, 2010
- The Last Man by Mary Shelley
Bold = I already read it.