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Best Post-Apocalyptic Stories

Members: 80 participating members (show all)

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1
8,684 members, 239 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Rene.Rina (1), EvolvedMan (1), Smigs (1), hailelib (1), linlef (1), Artran (1), ahef1963 (1), rretzler (1), steveclark (1), lawecon (1), RandyStafford (1)20 more, DaynaRT (1), Jarandel (1), Bluewolf0411 (1), timspalding (1), mkjones (1), prosfilaes (1), suitable1 (1), stellarexplorer (2), aulsmith (2), TLCrawford (2), calm (2), lquilter (2), staffordcastle (2), wigster102 (3), daschaich (4), seabear (5), sturlington (6), Michael.Rimmer (10), Aerrin99 (12), geitebukkeskjegg (31)

Thumbs down: 2wonderY, EmScape, Jenni_Canuck

Score: 103.37

2
5,550 members, 159 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Ignatius777 (1), seabear (1), KimarieBee (1), TLCrawford (1), SylviaC (1), JGKC (1), souloftherose (1), geitebukkeskjegg (1), sturlington (2), craso (2), hailelib (2)11 more, linlef (2), Artran (2), ahef1963 (2), steveclark (2), daschaich (2), mkjones (2), suitable1 (2), Edward (3), staffordcastle (4), Michael.Rimmer (14), stellarexplorer (16)

Thumbs down: Rene.Rina

Score: 73.57

3
26,533 members, 1,243 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (12): Complete regression of civilization

4
5,746 members, 205 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Lynxear (2), rretzler (2), sturlington (3), Ignatius777 (3), hailelib (3), cthulhuslibrarian (3), Jarandel (4), steveclark (5), mkjones (5), Michael.Rimmer (6), Bluewolf0411 (7)4 more, Aerrin99 (8), TLCrawford (8), geitebukkeskjegg (12), Moomin_Mama

Thumbs down: stellarexplorer

Score: 40.35

5
3,473 members, 93 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kbear4567 (1), JGKC (2), Edward (2), craso (3), ahef1963 (3), steveclark (3), TLCrawford (3), SylviaC (3), seabear (4), mkjones (4), staffordcastle (5)3 more, Smigs (7), stellarexplorer (14), sturlington (19)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 38.7

6
3,751 members, 134 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: seabear (2), lawecon (2), SylviaC (2), Rosenort (3), EvolvedMan (3), Bluewolf0411 (3), sturlington (4), craso (4), leigonj (4), wigster102 (4), stellarexplorer (5)2 more, geitebukkeskjegg (6), TLCrawford (7)

Thumbs down: 2wonderY, _Zoe_

Score: 34.21

7
3,357 members, 70 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), wigster102 (1), feaelin (1), MikeBriggs (1), norabelle414 (1), suitable1 (3), hailelib (4), Aerrin99 (6), cthulhuslibrarian (6), daschaich (7), sturlington (9)2 more, stellarexplorer (17), geitebukkeskjegg (21)

Thumbs down: Smigs, DaynaRT, Bluewolf0411

Score: 33.59

8
13,344 members, 415 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (1), majkia (1), souloftherose (2), StephenBarkley (2), norabelle414 (2), BomboChipolata (3), stellarexplorer (3), JGKC (3), Ignatius777 (4), ahef1963 (4), Jarandel (6)2 more, sturlington (13), geitebukkeskjegg (24)

Thumbs down: Rosenort, Bluewolf0411, Mr.Durick

Score: 33.34

9
3,432 members, 51 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: magnumpigg (1), wigster102 (2), Lynxear (3), 2wonderY (3), BomboChipolata (4), steveclark (4), suitable1 (4), Bluewolf0411 (5), TLCrawford (6), sturlington (7), stellarexplorer (7)

Score: 32.08

10
3,060 members, 61 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (1), calm (1), Aerrin99 (2), rretzler (3), StephenBarkley (3), Lynxear (4), stellarexplorer (4), cthulhuslibrarian (4), Ignatius777 (5), hailelib (5), daschaich (6)1 more, geitebukkeskjegg (9)

Thumbs down: sturlington, TLCrawford, Bluewolf0411

Score: 30.14

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Prefer complete and uncut edition

11
45,273 members, 3,108 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), Smigs (2), BomboChipolata (2), feaelin (2), electrice (3), KimarieBee (4), rretzler (4), ahef1963 (5), Ignatius777 (8), sturlington (20)

Thumbs down: Lynxear, Bluewolf0411

Score: 25.1

12
15,240 members, 302 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: artturnerjr (2), EvolvedMan (4), craso (5), rretzler (5), Lynxear (6), Ignatius777 (7), sturlington (8), stellarexplorer (13), geitebukkeskjegg (29), Moomin_Mama

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 24.13

13
3,774 members, 116 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: keristars (1), TLCrawford (4), Bluewolf0411 (4), sturlington (5), EvolvedMan (5), Lynxear (5), Rosenort (6), stellarexplorer (6), hailelib (8)

Thumbs down: lawecon

Score: 23.17

14
11,324 members, 585 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
15
2,771 members, 93 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
16
1,842 members, 28 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: paradoxosalpha (1), calm (3), _Zoe_ (3), SylviaC (4), cthulhuslibrarian (5), daschaich (5), Aerrin99 (11), stellarexplorer (15)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 18.49

17
13,409 members, 556 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: electrice (1), BomboChipolata (1), chgstrom (3), linlef (4), hailelib (7), sturlington (21)

Score: 18.2

Explanations:

sturlington (21): One section of the interconnected stories is post-apocalyptic; not sure if that makes the whole book post-apocalyptic, but it's worth reading.

18
13,841 members, 363 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ragpicker (1), Michael.Rimmer (1), Artran (3), rretzler (6), EvolvedMan (7), sturlington (23), Myyst

Thumbs down: aulsmith, BomboChipolata

Score: 16.34

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I don't remember an apocalypse

sturlington (23): Environmental devastation

19
12,853 members, 259 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: leigonj (1), KimarieBee (3), ahef1963 (6), rretzler (8), Michael.Rimmer (17), sturlington (24)

Score: 15.75

20
33,893 members, 1,604 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: feaelin (3), electrice (4), chgstrom (6), BomboChipolata (6), rretzler (7), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (25)

Thumbs down: Lynxear, Bluewolf0411

Score: 13.61

21
853 members, 16 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), lquilter (1), Smigs (3), stellarexplorer (9), geitebukkeskjegg (17)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 13.32

22
2,034 members, 62 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Edward (1), Smigs (4), steveclark (6), leigonj (7), mkjones (7), stellarexplorer (11)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 12.5

23
16,573 members, 368 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: cthulhuslibrarian (1), chgstrom (4), JGKC (4), sturlington (27)

Score: 11.41

24
12,198 members, 224 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), Michael.Rimmer (2), EvolvedMan (8), sturlington (26)

Score: 10.88

25
1,672 members, 41 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (2), bestem (2), hailelib (10), sturlington (28)

Score: 10.72

26
6,825 members, 513 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (5), Aerrin99 (5), Jarandel (7), Ignatius777 (11), BomboChipolata (11), sturlington (15)

Thumbs down: JGKC, stellarexplorer

Score: 10.23

27
5,280 members, 455 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Rosenort (2), Dilara86 (5), chgstrom (8), sturlington (29)

Score: 10.14

28
2,035 members, 74 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: JqnOC (1), 2wonderY (4), wigster102 (5), Bluewolf0411 (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 9.88

29
2,534 members, 214 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: electrice (2), Aerrin99 (3), lawecon (4), BomboChipolata (7), steveclark (8), geitebukkeskjegg (30)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411, stellarexplorer

Score: 9.78

Explanations:

electrice (2): how's life after a virus transform people in zombies

30
1,780 members, 43 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ShariDragon (1), lquilter (3), sturlington (30), 2wonderY

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 9.58

31
6,322 members, 227 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (3), BomboChipolata (10), hailelib (11), sturlington (32)

Score: 9.17

32
30,180 members, 1,549 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: electrice (5), chgstrom (7), rretzler (9), sturlington (31)

Score: 9.14

33
1,041 members, 10 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: geitebukkeskjegg (2), artturnerjr (4), leigonj (6), Michael.Rimmer (16), stellarexplorer (18)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 8.69

34
315 members, 12 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: artturnerjr (5), Michael.Rimmer (15), geitebukkeskjegg (22), sturlington (33)

Score: 8.22

35
473 members, 13 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: Jarandel (5), geitebukkeskjegg (7), stellarexplorer (8), TLCrawford (9)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 7.82

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Out of print

36
2,714 members, 60 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: linlef (5), mkjones (6), EvolvedMan (9), stellarexplorer (12)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 7.69

37
9,803 members, 310 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (5), ahef1963 (10), sturlington (11)

Score: 7.12

38
2,381 members, 83 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: magnumpigg (4), EvolvedMan (10), Ignatius777 (12), sturlington (34)

Thumbs down: Lynxear

Score: 6.88

39
1,367 members, 53 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (6), EvolvedMan (11), sturlington (35)

Score: 6.4

40
8,351 members, 387 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (9), BomboChipolata (9), sturlington (36)

Score: 6.25

41
535 members, 17 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: suitable1 (5), 2wonderY (5), hailelib (9), stellarexplorer (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 5.91

42
4,126 members, 274 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), Smigs (5), sturlington (37)

Thumbs down: Rosenort

Score: 5.34

43
10,608 members, 143 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cthulhuslibrarian (2), sturlington (39)

Score: 4.96

44
1,448 members, 56 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (4), Ignatius777 (9), stellarexplorer (19), geitebukkeskjegg (26)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 4.83

45
5,474 members, 310 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (4), BomboChipolata (8), sturlington (38)

Thumbs down: Rosenort

Score: 4.82

46
142 members, 5 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: StephenBarkley (1), EmScape (1), _Zoe_ (5)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411, andyl

Score: 4.68

47
1,907 members, 39 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), mkjones (8), geitebukkeskjegg (16), sturlington (40)

Thumbs down: stellarexplorer, Bluewolf0411

Score: 4.64

48
36,421 members, 563 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (2), linlef (6), ahef1963 (7), rretzler (10)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith, The_Froo

Score: 4.63

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Not sure this is post-apocalyptic

49
4,413 members, 169 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), sturlington (16)

Score: 4.31

50
404 members, 6 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: The_Froo (1), TLCrawford (10), geitebukkeskjegg (20)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 4.14

51
1,566 members, 17 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: hailelib (14), sturlington (43), Myyst

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411

Score: 4.09

52
414 members, 7 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Ignatius777 (10), geitebukkeskjegg (10), Moomin_Mama

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 3.86

53
2,354 members, 119 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (10), sturlington (42)

Score: 3.82

Explanations:

sturlington (42): Virus turns all but a few survivors into vampires.

54
4,904 members, 77 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: EvolvedMan (12), hailelib (15), sturlington (41)

Thumbs down: BomboChipolata

Score: 3.76

55
8,984 members, 239 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: Ignatius777 (13), sturlington (44)

Score: 3.66

56
4,407 members, 77 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), Michael.Rimmer (22)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.89

57
105 members, 0 reviews
4.73 stars (4.73 stars)

Lists: daschaich (1), mkjones (9)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 2.31

58
325 members, 2 reviews
2.82 stars (2.82 stars)

Lists: hailelib (12), Michael.Rimmer (12)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.3

59
336 members, 15 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10)

Score: 2.25

60
615 members, 34 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: seabear (3), lawecon (3)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: 2.08

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Don't remember the apocalypse in this one.

61
190 members, 6 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: craso (1)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

62
150 members, 3 reviews
2.75 stars (2.75 stars)

Lists: SleepySheep (1)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

63
142 members, 4 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: konallis (1)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2

64
2,287 members, 126 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: sturlington (17)

Score: 1.97

65
28,637 members, 794 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: sturlington (18)

Score: 1.94

66
1,006 members, 24 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: artturnerjr (3), Artran (4)

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith

Score: 1.87

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): I suppose some of these stories could be post-apocalyptic, but they are mostly just horror.

67
58 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: sturlington (46)

Score: 1.54

68
7 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: sturlington (47)

Score: 1.53

69
14 members, 1 review
3 stars (3 stars)

Lists: sturlington (48)

Score: 1.52

70
20 members, 1 review
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: sturlington (49)

Score: 1.51

71
1,657 members, 93 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (50)

Score: 1.5

72
1,069 members, 27 reviews
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (51)

Score: 1.5

73
237 members, 12 reviews
3.04 stars (3.04 stars)

Lists: sturlington (52)

Score: 1.49

74
732 members, 10 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (53)

Score: 1.48

75
150 members, 3 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: sturlington (54)

Score: 1.48

76
424 members, 12 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: sturlington (55)

Score: 1.47

77
561 members, 24 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sturlington (56)

Score: 1.46

78
7,554 members, 358 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington (57)

Score: 1.46

79
161 members, 13 reviews
2.88 stars (2.88 stars)

Lists: sturlington (58)

Score: 1.45

80
387 members, 8 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: sturlington (59)

Score: 1.44

81
582 members, 20 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: geitebukkeskjegg (4), craso (6)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 1.38

82
310 members, 10 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: The_Froo (2)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.36

83
24 members, 1 review
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: leigonj (2)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.36

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Out of print

84
22 members, 2 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (2)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.36

85
1,131 members, 10 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: bestem (1), staffordcastle (3)

Thumbs down: sturlington, feaelin, Bluewolf0411

Score: 1.04

86
502 members, 10 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: daschaich (3)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.04

87
28 members, 1 review
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (3)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.04

88
529 members, 2 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (4)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.83

89
501 members, 8 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Rosenort (4)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.83

90
881 members, 24 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (5)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.68

91
81 members, 3 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: 2wonderY (6)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.56

92
33 members, 3 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (6)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.56

93
612 members, 4 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.46

94
60 members, 1 review
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: 2wonderY (7)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.46

95
320 members, 2 reviews
3.3 stars (3.3 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.38

96
30 members, 1 review
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: craso (8)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.38

97
624 members, 6 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: craso (7), geitebukkeskjegg (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington, TLCrawford

Score: 0.38

98
449 members, 5 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Michael.Rimmer (9)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.31

99
24,860 members, 566 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: linlef (7), sturlington (22)

Thumbs down: aulsmith, BomboChipolata

Score: 0.31

Explanations:

sturlington (22): Not post-apocalyptic, just apocalyptic. Great book.

100
440 members, 14 reviews
3.31 stars (3.31 stars)

Lists: geitebukkeskjegg (11), Ignatius777 (14)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Bluewolf0411

Score: 0.26

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