This Is the End...

Apocalypse, Armageddon, the end of the world as we know it—that’s the theme of this list. These are breakthrough books that shattered the way we saw entities/corporations and changed the way we perceived the world we live in today. Survival tactics—learn from their mistakes or check out some real how-to guides. Fiction and non-fiction included.
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message 1: by Bryguy9312 (new)

Bryguy9312 theres two fifteeens's >_>


message 2: by Adam (new)

Adam Um, where are The Giver and The Hunger Games? gonna add them :)


message 3: by Kevin (last edited Apr 08, 2010 03:49AM) (new)

Kevin Lucifer's Hammer - You gotta add this one to this list.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Kevin wrote: "Lucifer's Hammer - You gotta add this one to this list."

Oh, YES! that is is the BEST one.


message 5: by Nathanimal (new)

Nathanimal Does dystopian count as apocalyptic?


message 6: by Brian (new)

Brian Nate wrote: "Does dystopian count as apocalyptic?"

My opinion is that dystopian is separate from apocalyptic, although they overlap frequently.
My examples from Stephen King:
The Stand - both dystopian and apocalyptic.
The Dark Tower - dystopian but not apocalyptic, well it may be apocalyptic depending on POV of the character. For Rowland, yes it is apocalyptic, but for Jake and Eddie (and others) it is some kind of parallel universe.

Just my opinion.


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa James The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan talks about the end of days, the final battle, etc. This should be included although it also considered epic fantasy.


message 9: by Igor (new)

Igor Putina I Am Legend, Earth Abides, Day by Day Armageddon, 1984 and One Second After. These books are epic.


message 10: by Josie (new)

Josie B. Great List!!!


message 11: by Julia (new)

Julia Swan Song,-Robert McCannon! Most wonderful book,have read it so many times,Try it Josie,you will love it!


message 12: by Julia (new)

Julia Or Mc Cammeron..you will find it!


message 13: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Definitely Swan Song and Lucifer's Hammer. Also, Out of the Ashes by William Johnstone and Deep Winter by Thomas Sherry.


message 14: by Katie (new)

Katie Great list... I added like 20 books to my list!

Also, 1984 is the best book I've ever read I recommend it to anyone who has a week or so and wants a great dystopian novel


message 15: by Dolly (new)

Dolly Great list. I've added some more to my "read me" list. I've always said that I'm a coward and want to be at ground zero in case of apocalypse. People look at me weird and then I explain it to them.


message 16: by BookLovingLady (last edited Apr 07, 2018 07:07AM) (new)

BookLovingLady It's ages ago since I've read it but I can't quite see how Foucault's Pendulum (#331) fits on this list. Nor Chronik eines angekündigten Todes (#796).


message 17: by Robert (new)

Robert Reisler 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙈𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙨 𝙗𝙮 𝙍𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙩 𝙍𝙚𝙞𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧 𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙄’𝙫𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧—𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙩, 𝙨𝙪𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙡, 𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙡𝙡, 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩-𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜.

- 𝙑𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝘿𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙖𝙙𝙤 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨’ 𝙁𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚


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