What is a great post apocayptic book?

I want to read one that is more about the survival aspect than the zombie or apocalypse aspect. I have read The Road, World War z, The Maze Runner, The Walking Dead, Y the Last Man, The Rising, and I am Legend. The Road and I Am Legend are my favorite and I’m looking for something like them. Please include the author if you know it. Thanks


I have read The Stand, I just forgot to include it

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  • “The Rising” by Brian Keene, “Alas, Babylon” by Pat Frank, “The Stand” by Stephen King, additional works by Richard Matheson, and “On The Beach” by Nevil Shute are a few of many.

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    Source(s): The Rising
    Alas, Babylon
    The Stand
    On The Beach
    works of Richard Matheson

    (If you love apocalyptic fiction, check out Matheson’s short story “The Last Day”. Excellent! It’s found in his anthology, “Duel: Terror Stories”

  • The Stand, by Stephen King (not only is this post-apocalypse, but it’s during it as well. This book chronicles a sweeping of a killer plague which wipes out something like % of all humans, and those who remain are faced with literal confrontations of good and evil, beginning with these terrifying dreams. This book is extremely believable for what it is, especially with how the survivors start rebuilding, are trying to survive, and travel. It’s a massive book, but rightly so, and is one of the best books I have ever read. The characters are so real they’re…well they’re people, they’re friends and enemies. And the supernatural parts of this story loom ever so scarily over reality in a gigantic, empty world. I couldn’t ever suggest a book of this sort that I consider better than it. It’s a big commitment to read, but if you want a great apocalyptic book, among the greatest ever written, read this one)

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  • I enjoyed The Road as well. The only other one I can suggest off the top of my head is The Postman by David Brin. It’s the book the Kevin Costner film was based on.

  • You may like Lucifer’s Hammer by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven.

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