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The Diver by W.J. Davies


post-apocalyptic
science-fiction
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The Last Teacher


Chris Dietzel - 2015
    But what can she teach to students who know they will one day be the final remnants of mankind? THE LAST TEACHER is a story about realizing which lessons are most important in life.A Great De-evolution short story.

WIPE - Part 1 (A Post-Apocalyptic Story)


Joseph A. Turkot - 2014
     Way out in the sea, impossible to reach. It rises gray and bare, up and up, and then out of sight. As if the sea gave birth to something meant to connect it to the sky. I’ve never seen the top. Maze says she’s not convinced it has one. And I’ve always taken its impossible presence for what the Fathers say it is: a relic from before the Wipe. The hubris of pre-Wipe man, and a reminder for us all as to why it is God’s Will that we never return to technology. But Maze suddenly has it in her head that the tower means something else, something different than the history the Fathers have given us. I think she’s a conspiracy theorist. Until she shows me the map. Just the word mirror scribbled in red ink, next to a marking, and she expects me to go into the Deadlands with her. As long as I’ve known of her recklessness, and as much of a bad influence as she is on me, I can’t say no. Because while she doesn’t know they exist, I can’t stop my feelings for her. And I start to realize, when we first pass over the rotting gates, into the ruin that was a city, that it will take something much more than either of us ever knew we had in order to survive the truth.

The Sky Used to be Blue


Patrice Fitzgerald - 2013
    She isn't sure of much else… only that the wallscreen shows an outside view that is barren and swirling with toxic clouds. Most of the others seem content—except for the ones who jump to their death from the hundred-level spiral staircase. And the ones that are pushed. After the doctor prescribes a special liquid and tells her to avoid tap water, Karma begins to remember a very different world. Despite the fog in her mind, she is convinced that something came before. Such memories are dangerous to talk about, or even to know. She must figure out who can be trusted. The doctor… her husband… or no one at all.

Radioactive and The Decay Dystopian Super Boxset- A Dirty Bomb and Nuclear Blast Prepper Tale of Survival


James Hunt - 2015
    Jim Farr, a former Naval Intelligence Officer, owns a maritime mechanics company and works as a contractor for the San Diego Naval Base. It’s a normal day on the job until explosions go off. With the Naval Base destroyed, and word of attacks happening around the country, Jim has to get to his sister in Phoenix… But that’s just the beginning. Follow Jim along in this three-part action packed series and find out just what happens when the bombs go off.The Decay-A nearby nuclear attack rocks a small town in Pennsylvania, sending one man, Paul, and his step-daughter, Julie, on a perilous journey of survival. What started out as a normal Friday afternoon soon shatters into a race for survival against the odds upon the loss of communications—cell phones, Internet and electricity—as a result of the nation’s downed power grids. Paul attempts to get in contact with his wife, Samantha, who is away on business in Colorado, but soon discovers that his only option is to travel cross country amidst the chaos of strategically timed nuclear attacks along the East Coast.

The Belt of the Buried Gods


Hugh Howey - 2013
    It brings with it the sand, deposited in dunes, to bury and torment the unfortunate souls who live here. Life on the sand is miserable. Life below it is even worse.**Caution** This is the first of 5 parts of SAND. The full novel will be released mid-January, 2014. I believe they are best enjoyed in parts, but many may prefer to wait for the full novel. It's your choice! The Story: The old world is buried beneath the dunes. For those who live above, life is short, miserable, and piteous. But it is still life. There are families here. Brothers and sisters and neglected moms and forgotten fathers. They make what life they can, ignored by the gods. Which is worse than being tortured by them. They build what they can from the scraps of old. They bring up trinkets from the past and they hammer them into a tenuous future. And those who make this happen are the divers. The sand divers. This is their world. Hold your breath and join them.

The Caretaker


Jason Gurley - 2014
    She wakes to the sun breaking over Africa. She keeps watch over the experiments. She makes sure the station doesn't explode.And she's the only occupant of the space station when the world far below her comes apart in flame.

Eleven Twenty-Three


Jason S. Hornsby - 2010
    Back in the small town of Lilly's End, Layne must cope with more than just the effects of his past indiscretions and his recently deceased father's funeral. Each day at precisely 11:23, the small town of Lilly's End sinks into violent chaos, and people are dying. Cut off from the rest of the world by a strict military quarantine and with the population in rapid decline, Layne and his friends wait with dread as the clock ticks downward.

Blue Apocalypse


E.E. Isherwood - 2019
    2500 miles apart. A blue ribbon crosses the sky. The world starts to unravel. No one knows what is happening, but everyone is trying to find out. Buck is running his big rig from the west coast. Garth is trapped in New York City with his high school friend.With Marine training and an eighteen-wheeler, Buck heads east. With no training and no communication with his father, Garth fights just to escape New York City.The Hadron collider in CERN. Its twin south of Denver. The Australian outback. What do these places have in common? Those who might be able to fix things are trying to figure it out while Buck doesn’t care. He is on a mission to find his son. Is time the enemy of humanity? Join us today in this fight for survival in an exciting new Post-Apocalyptic series.

Life After War (Life After War, #1-3)


Angela White - 2010
    It does not contain new material. It does include the free first chapter of book four, Adrian's Eagles. "This is Safe Haven Refugee Camp. Can anyone hear me? Hello? Is anyone out there?" "The End of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push mankind to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us... “Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the Future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without CHANGE, there will be no peace. Only Survivors." "Set along the lines of The Stand and The Postman, this is a chilling vision of the collapse of all society in the year 2012 and the rebirth of a nation by those who survived. It’s so much more than just another fantasy series." -The Review Shop From dangerous trips into dark, apocalyptic cities, to patriotic rescues and furious revelations, Life After War is an action packed fantasy series where those left alive must come to terms with their mistakes in the old world, while fighting for a place in the new one. It’s the apocalyptic fantasy series that Stephen King fans have been searching for. This way, please… Summary in 20 words or less An action adventure quest, with a supernatural romance, and many other subplots, set during the aftermath of the apocalypse. So what’s really in this series? Here’s a short list: *The End of the World, right-up-close and full of apocalyptic horror. *A government conspiracy that caused the apocalypse. *An adventure into the wastelands to find family, supplies, and safety. *A supernatural romance with a dangerous secret about a child’s parentage and a love strong enough to survive the end of the world. *An invasion, ambushes, attacks from Nature and man - guns and magic. *A refugee camp with very different laws, picking up those who’ve survived. *A Hero you’ll love, even as you ponder the secrets that could lose him leadership. *A Witch, a Doctor, a government Storm Tracker, a TV Star, and three Marines struggling to keep their people alive and together as they prepare to defend themselves against Cesar’s Slavers. *A constant battle for survival that includes deadly trips into decaying American cities, insanity, relics of the past, and ghosts that stalk their every move. Life After War. Magic and Reality blended into a post-apocalyptic fantasy series that you won’t ever forget. The Survivors (book one) has been a bestseller on multiple retailers in fantasy series, dark fantasy, science fiction adventure, and romance series, with more than 150K downloads.

The Last Man on Earth


Isaac Asimov - 1982
    

Into The Darkness


Doug Kelly - 2013
    Dylan Smith was over a thousand miles from home when an enormous coronal mass ejection collided with Earth. The ensuing electromagnetic pulse devastated the power grids of the world and sensitive electronic equipment. Dylan, and a small group of men, must devise a way to return home through a world in which modern technology was abruptly stripped away. During their long journey home, they witness the civilized world transcend into anarchy and are forced to struggle with the morality of the decisions they make to survive. Into the Darkness is a remarkably convincing portrait of ordinary people facing the nightmare of survival in an apocalyptic world. The story concludes in its sequel, Fade To Black.Book 1: Into The DarknessBook 2: Fade To Black*

Afterburn


Scott Nicholson - 2015
     As their food supply dwindles inside their bunker, radiation from abandoned nuclear plants is altering the world around them. Not only are the mutants building their own cities and weapons, the remaining dregs of the U.S. military are massing for an attack. In this decaying environment, hostile new creatures crawl out from the crevices and up from the waterways to threaten them all. But as a half-mutant, Rachel’s choice isn’t as simple as mere survival—the mutant way of life might be more promising than anything humans could hope to restore. And Rachel’s next decision could tear apart her family and the entire world.

Rocky River Bridge


D.J. Molles - 2017
    Two young boys set off for the Rocky River Bridge through their war-torn North Carolina hometown, both with something to prove--an adventure that will quickly teach them the realities of the raging world around them, in this prequel to DJ Molles' newest novel: The Purge of District 89 (A Grower's War, Book 1)

Ping: From the Apocalypse


Susan Lowry - 2011
    Barely clinging to life, she must wait for the snow to melt to find out if humanity has been completely wiped out.Then the pings arrive—desperate messages that won’t leave her mind. Are they a figment of her imagination, or a spark of hope? They feel more believable than the frozen corpses she encounters everywhere.Meanwhile, time is running out for six-year-old Travis. Stranded in the blazing heat of post-apocalyptic Texas, he pleads for help—communicating in the one way he can.

New World


Stephen Birch - 2013
    The UK is now lawless and the power is off. The survivors are left to fight over the remaining supplies of food and water. Nick Smith is a man with a tough past. He was a fugitive when the virus hit. He survived by living off the land and by staying constantly on the move. Up until then he had avoided all contact with other people. Following the pandemic he reluctantly saves a young boy from a vicious gang and his life is turned upside down. Nick and the young boy then cross paths with Beth and her two daughters at an abandoned motorway service station. Nick is then drawn further into a situation that he has been avoiding for years.Beth and her daughters have been forced to leave the safety of their house. They are on their way to the coast and they are looking for something that no longer exists. A safe home in this harsh New World.