This is a list of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction works, sorted by the nature of the catastrophe portrayed.
- Main article: List of nuclear holocaust fictionsurvivor, Florida
World War III and other apocalyptic wars (between humans)Edit
- Main article: World War III in popular culture
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|20 Years After||2008||Human wars||A post apocalyptic fairy tale set 20 years after a nuclear war. Story of a young woman's journey to deliver the first child born in 15 years.|
|2020 Texas Gladiators||1982||Human wars|||
|A Boy and His Dog||1975||Human wars||A young man and his dog struggle for survival and encounter strife in a harsh, post-apocalyptic wasteland where food, water, and women are scarcities. Based on the writings of Harlan Ellison.|
|The Aftermath||1982||Human wars||"Zombie Aftermath" in UK|
|Akira||1988||Human wars||By Katsuhiro Otomo|
|Atomic War Bride||1960||Human wars|||
|Battle for the Planet of the Apes||1973||Human wars|
|The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell||2007||Human wars|
|The Bed Sitting Room||1969||Human wars||Comedy film following the last people alive in a post-war London destroyed by a nuclear bomb in World War III, which lasted 2 minutes 28 seconds (including the signing of the peace treaty). Originally based on a play by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus.|
|Beneath the Planet of the Apes||1970||Human wars|
|Black Moon||1975||Human wars|
|The Blood of Heroes||1989||Human wars|
|The Book of Eli||2010||Human wars|
|Captive Women||1952||Human wars||The first film to imagine a new primitive society emerging long after a nuclear war. Features three tribes, the "Norms", the "Upriver People", and the "Mutates", fighting in the remains of New York City.|
|Cherry 2000||1987||Human wars|
|City Limits||1985||Human wars|
|City of Ember||2008||Human wars||Based on the book by Jeanne Duprau|
|Cyborg 2||1993||Human wars|
|Damnation Alley||1977||Human wars||A surviving American ICBM crew sets out across the United States in an armored vehicle in search of survivors in Albany. Loosely based on the novel by Roger Zelazny.|
|Dark Enemy||1984||Human wars|||
|Day the World Ended||1955||Human wars|||
|Dead Man's Letters||1986||Human wars|
|Deadly Reactor||1989||Human wars|||
|Death Run||1987||Human wars|
|Deathlands: Homeward Bound||2003||Human wars||Based on the book series Deathlands|
|Def-Con 4||1985||Human wars|
|Delicatessen||1991||Human wars||By Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro|
|Dr. Strangelove||1964||Human wars||By Stanley Kubrick, adapting the novel Red Alert by Peter George.|
|Empire of Ash II||1989||Human wars|
|Empire of Ash III||1989||Human wars|
|Empire of Ash||1988||Human wars|
|The End of August at the Hotel Ozone||1967||Human wars||Czech title: Konec srpna v Hotelu Ozon |
|Equilibrium||2002||Human wars||After barely surviving yet another worldwide conflict, mankind rejects all emotion and outlaws all forms of expression which might encourage emotional response.|
|Escape From New York||1981||Human wars|
|Escape from L.A.||1996||Human wars|
|Exterminators of the Year 3000||1983||Human wars|||
|The Final War||1960||Human wars||By Shigeaki Hidaka, a Japanese film about a third world war started when the US accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Korea (Japanese title: Dai-sanji sekai taisen: Yonju-ichi jikan no kyofu).|
|Fist of the North Star||1986||Human wars|
|Fist of the North Star||1995||Human wars|
|Five||1951||Human wars||By Arch Oboler, the first film to show the aftermath of a nuclear war, centered on a group of five survivors.|
|Genesis II||1973||Human wars||By Gene Roddenberry, later remade as unsuccessful TV pilot Planet Earth|
|Glen and Randa||1971||Human wars|||
|The Handmaid's Tale||1990||Human wars|
|Hell Comes to Frogtown||1987||Human wars|
|Human Highway||1982||Human wars|
|In the Year 2889||1967||Human wars||A remake of the 1955 film Day the World Ended|
|Invasion USA||1952||Human wars|
|Journey to the Center of Time||1967||Human wars|||
|Judge Dredd||1995||Human wars|
|La città dell'ultima paura||1975||Human wars|||
|La Jetée||1962||Human wars||By Chris Marker.|
|The Last Man on Earth||1964||Human wars||This is the first film adaptation based on Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, I Am Legend.|
|The Last War||1961||Human wars||By Shuei Matsubayashi, another Japanese film about World War III (Japanese title: Sekai daisenso).|
|Le Dernier Combat||1983||Human wars||By Luc Besson|
|Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior||1981||Human wars|
|Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome||1985||Human wars|
|Malevil||1981||Human wars||Film version directed by Christian de Chalonge. Starring Michel Serrault, Jacques Dutronc and Jean-Louis Trintignant.|
|Miracle Mile||1988||Human wars|
|Mutant Chronicles||2008||Human wars||Based on the Mutant Chronicles RPG|
|Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind||1984||Human wars||By Hayao Miyazaki|
|The Noah||1975||Human wars||By Daniel Bourla. An American soldier becomes the sole survivor of a nuclear war.|
|The Omega Man||1971||Human wars||An immune survivor of a biological/nuclear war battles plague-altered quasi-vampires bent on erasing all vestiges of science and technology. The movie is based on Richard Matheson's 1954 novel, I Am Legend.|
|On the Beach||1959||Human wars||By Stanley Kramer, starring Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and Ava Gardner. The crew of an American submarine finds temporary safety from the fallout in Australia after the nuclear holocaust (from the 1957 novel by Nevil Shute).|
|On the Beach||2000||Human wars||A remake of the 1959 film.|
|Panic in Year Zero!||1962||Human wars||A 1962 movie about a family that escapes Los Angeles that was devastated by a nuclear attack.|
|The People Who Own the Dark||1976||Human wars||By Amando de Ossorio (Spanish title: Último deseo) |
|Planet of the Apes||1968||Human wars||Adapted from the novel La planète des singes by Pierre Boulle.|
|The Postman||1997||Human wars||Partly based on the David Brin Novel|
|Radio Free Steve||1984||Human wars||Steve is a radio pirate in the days after WWIII bringing hope to the people after the remnants of the government re-emerged and shut down all TV and radio stations that had been broadcasting unlicensed.|
|Radioactive Dreams||1984||Human wars||After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in a bunker, then they find the keys to the last MX missile.|
|Refuge of Fear||1973||Human wars||(Spanish title: El refugio del miedo)|
|Robot Holocaust||1986||Human Wars|
|Robot Jox||1990||Human wars|
|Robot Wars||1993||Human wars||Sequel to Robot Jox|
|The Sacrifice||1986||Human wars|
|Sexmisja||1984||Human wars||A Polish comedy.|
|She||1982||Human wars||A low-budget B-movie, an extremely loose adaptation of the novel She by H. Rider Haggard, starring Sandahl Bergman as a post-civilization warrior.|
|Six-String Samurai||1998||Human wars|
|She-Wolves of the Wasteland||1988||Human wars|
|Star Trek: First Contact||1996||Human wars||A late-21st century Earth is devastated by nuclear conflict.|
|Steel Dawn||1987||Human wars|||
|The Survivalist||1987||Human wars||The Soviet Union threatens a retaliatory nuclear attack, amid the chaos, only The Survivalist has a plan.|
|Teenage Cave Man||1958||Human wars|
|Terror from the Year 5000||1958||Human wars|||
|The Road||2009||Human wars||The journey of a father and son on a road to the sea.|
|Things to Come||1936||Human wars||A future second world war leads to a breakdown of civilization in most of the world, with technology returning to medieval levels by 1970.|
|The Third Cry||1974||Human wars||(Swiss film, French title: Le Troisième Cri) |
|This Is Not a Test||1962||Human wars|||
|The Time Machine||1960||Human wars||had an atomic war to explain the downfall of civilization.|
|Time of the Wolf||2003||Human wars|
|The Time Travelers||1964||Human wars|||
|Urban Warriors||1987||Human wars||Three technicians working in an underground laboratory discover that a nuclear war has destroyed most of the above ground world.|
|Warrior of the Lost World||1983||Human wars|
|Warriors of the Apocalypse||1985||Human wars||After civilization is wiped out by nuclear war, an adventurer leads a group of wanderers on a search for the fabled Mountain of Life.|
|Warriors of the Wasteland||1982||Human wars|
|When the Wind Blows||1986||Human wars||By Jimmy Murakami, adapting the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs|
|Whoops Apocalypse||1986||Human wars|
|Wizards||1977||Human wars||By Ralph Bakshi. A good wizard and his evil brother battle some two millennia after Armageddon.|
|World Gone Wild||1988||Human wars|||
|World Without End||1956||Human wars||By Edward Bernd, starring Hugh Marlowe, Rod Taylor. Robust 20th Century men—narrowly escaping the ubiquitous "time warp"—kill giant spiders, help pale nerds and their beautiful women emerge from underground, and retake the post World War III surface from troglodyte mutants.|
|The World, the Flesh and the Devil||1959||Human wars||Adapted from M.P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud.|
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|Buck Rogers In The 25th Century||1979||Human wars||Mostly futuristic in appearance, but outside of the gleaming Utopian city lies apocalyptic ruins swarming with mutants.|
|Dance Of The Dead||2005||Human wars||An episode of Masters of Horror directed by Tobe Hooper. It has a triple apocalyptic theme as it features a man made virus causing a zombie outbreak after World War 3.|
|The Day After||1983||Human wars||The effects of nuclear war on a Kansas town.|
|Day of the Daleks||1975||Human wars||A Dr Who story that also features alien invasion. Guerrillas from the future explain that they are attempting to kill someone because he caused an explosion at the peace conference, starting a series of wars that left humanity vulnerable to Dalek conquest.|
|Desert Punk||2004–2005||Human wars||Anime series.|
|Fist of the North Star||1984–1987||Human wars||Post-apocalyptic anime series.|
|Future Boy Conan||1978||Human wars||An anime series by Hayao Miyazaki. Supermagnetic WMDs devastate Earth and causes virtually all land to be submerged underwater.|
|The Girl from Tomorrow||1990||Human wars||Australian children's drama in which a girl from the 31st century (after the Northern Hemisphere has been destroyed in the Great Disaster, later revealed to be a nuclear holocaust) becomes stranded in the 20th century. In the sequel, Tomorrow's End (1993), she and her friends fight to prevent history from being changed in such a way that the Southern Hemisphere is destroyed as well.|
|Jericho||2006||Human wars||CBS, about the residents of a small Kansas town which remains isolated in the aftermath of a series of nuclear attacks on America.|
|Knight Rider 2010||1994||Human wars||Made for TV movie that was designed to be a pilot for a post- Apocalyptic spin-off from the original Knight Rider|
|Knights of God||1987||Human wars|
|Masters of Science Fiction||2007||Human wars||Episode, A Clean Escape|
|Now and Then||1999||Human wars||An Anime series that takes place 10 billion years into the future, where mankind lusts for power, and children are forced into military duty.|
|The Offshore Island||1959||Human wars||A TV adaptation of a play by Marghanita Laski.|
|The Outer Limits||1964–2002||Human wars||"Soldier" (Cited as an influence on the movie The Terminator); "Bits of Love"; "The Human Factor"|
|Planet Earth||1974||Human wars||Unsuccessful TV pilot remake of Genesis II|
|Planet of the Apes||1974||Human wars||TV series|
|Return to the Planet of the Apes||1975||Human wars||Animated TV series|
|Saikano||2002||Human wars||Anime series.|
|Strange New World||1975||Human wars||Another unsuccessful TV pilot remake of Genesis II & Planet Earth|
|Threads||1984||Human wars||BBC Television Docudrama.|
|The Twilight Zone, numerous episodes, and its revivals||1959–1987||Human wars||"Time Enough at Last" (1959); "Two" (1961); "The Old Man in the Cave" (1963); "A Little Peace and Quiet" (1985); "Quarantine" (1986); "Shelter Skelter" (1987); and "Voices in the Earth" (1987)|
|The War Game||1965||Human wars||By Peter Watkins.|
|Whoops Apocalypse||1982||Human wars|
|woops!||1992||Human wars||Short-lived sitcom about the survivors of a nuclear war.|
|Z for Zachariah||1984||Human wars||BBC adaptation of the 1975 novel of the same name.|
|After London||1885||Human wars||Jefferies, Richard|
|Aftermath||1997||Human wars||Burton, Levar||American civilization crumbles after a civil war pitting blacks against whites and a devastating earthquake.|
|Alas||1959||Human wars||Frank, Pat||The aftermath of a nuclear war in a rural Florida community.|
|The Amtrak Wars||1983||Human wars||Patrick Tilley||Series, first book 1983, Set at the end of the 3rd millennium|
|Ape and Essence||1948||Human wars||Huxley, Aldous||Also screenplay.|
|Arclight||1996||Human wars||Eric L. Harry||Limited nuclear war between the US and Soviets.|
|The Ashes||1983||Human wars||William W. Johnstone||Series, first book 1983, Out of the Ashes|
|The Book of Dave||2006||Human wars||Self, Will||Split between modern London and post-apocalyptic London where a new society and religion is based on the legacy of a cab driver.|
|Brother in the Land||1984||Human wars||Swindells, Robert|
|A Canticle for Leibowitz||1960||Human wars||Miller, Jr, Walter M.||Sequel: Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman|
|Caravan||1975||Human wars||Goldin, Stephen|
|Children of the Dust||1985||Human wars||Lawrence, Louise|
|The Chrysalids||1955||Human wars||Wyndham, John||U.S. title: Re-Birth, the aftermath of a nuclear war in a rural Canadian community.|
|The City of Ember||2003||Human wars||DuPrau, Jeanne||Sequels are The People of Sparks and The Diamond of Darkhold, and prequel, The Prophet of Yonwood|
|Cloud Atlas||2004||Human wars||David Mitchell||Contains one of six novellas set in a post-apocalyptic future.|
|The Coming of the Horseclans||1975||Human wars||Robert Adams||Followed by seventeen other books in the horseclans series.|
|Cowl||2004||Human wars||Asher, Neal|
|Damnation Alley||1969||Human wars||Zelazny, Roger||Made into a movie 1977.|
|Dark Universe||1961||Human wars||Galouye, Daniel F.|
|Davy||1964||Human wars||Pangborn, Edgar|
|Deadlands||2006||Human wars||Johnson, Scott A.|
|Deathlands||1986||Human wars||Axler, James||Series, first book 1986|
|The Death Guard||1939||Human wars||Philip George Chadwick||When a near-invincible army of artificially created soldiers - the flesh guard - falls into the hands of an untrustworthy power, continental Europe forms an alliance and invades Britain. The resulting carnage, involving poisonous electric gas, "humanite" (atomic) bombs, and the unfeeling march of the Flesh Guard, reduces whole cities and towns in Europe to smoking rubble.|
|Deus Irae||1976||Human wars||Dick, Philip K.||In collaboration with Roger Zelazny|
|Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?||1968||Human wars||Dick, Philip K.||Filmed as Blade Runner|
|Doomsday Plus Twelve||1984||Human wars||Forman, James D.|
|Down to a Sunless Sea||1979||Human wars||Graham, David|
|Dr. Bloodmoney||1965||Human wars||Dick, Philip K.|
|Earth Abides||1949||Plague||Stewart, George R.|
|Emergence||1984||Human wars||Palmer, David R.|
|Endworld||1986||Human wars||Robbins, David L.||Series, first book 1986|
|Farnham's Freehold||1964||Human wars||Heinlein, Robert A.|
|Few Were Left||1955||Human wars||Rein, Harold|
|The Fifth Horseman||1980||Human wars||Collins, Larry and Dominique Lapierre||A suspensefull book about an almost nuclear war between the United Stares and Lybia|
|Fire Brats||1987||Human wars||Siegel, Scott||Series, first book 1987, co-author Barbera Siegel, Grade 8-10|
|Fiskadoro||1985||Human wars||Denis Johnson|
|Fitzpatrick's War||2004||Human wars||Judson, Theodore|
|Flood||2008||Human wars||Baxter, Stephen||With two sequels projected, Huge underground oceans start leaking to the surface, lifting sea levels by thousands of metres over several decades.|
|Folk of the Fringe||1989||Human wars||Orson Scott Card||Novella "West," plus several short stories.|
|Freeway Fighter||1985||Human wars||Livingstone, Ian||Part of the Fighting Fantasy Gamebook series (Like a Choose Your Own Adventure book)|
|Freeway Warrior||1988||Human wars||Dever, Joe||Series, first book 1988|
|Gan Moondark||1990–1994||Human wars||Donald E. McQuinn||Trilogy Warrior, Wanderer, & Witch, set in the Pacific Northwest, generations after World War III.|
|The Gate to Women's Country||1988||Human wars||Tepper, Sheri S.|
|The Goodness Gene||2005||Human wars||Levitin, Sonia||Children's book|
|Greatwinter Trilogy||1999||Human wars||McMullen, Sean||Series, trilogy, first book 1999|
|Heroes and Villains||1969||Human wars||Carter, Angela|
|Hiero's Journey||1983||Human wars||Lanier, Sterling E.||Sequel is The Unforsaken Hiero 1985, A "metis" priest/killman quests across post-apocalyptic northeastern North America, seven thousand years in the future.|
|Horseclans||1975||Human wars||Adams, Robert||Series, first book 1975|
|Ice||1967||Human wars||Kavan, Anna||Earth threatened by Nuclear winter.|
|The Incredible Tide||1970||Human wars||Key, Alexander|
|The Jakarta Pandemic||2010||Pandemic||Konkoly, Steven||Auther of The Perseid Collapse|
|The King Awakes||1989||Human wars||Elliott, Janice||Also author of The Empty Throne|
|The Last Canadian||1974||Human wars||Heine, William C.|
|The Last Children of Schewenborn||1983||Human wars||Pausewang, Gudrun||Die Letzten Kinder Von Schewenborn in German|
|Last Light||2007||Human wars||Scarrow, Alex||Sudden end of oil availability leads to worldwide social collapse.|
|The Last Man||1826||Human wars||Shelley, Mary|
|The Last Ship||1988||Human wars||Brinkley, William|
|The Last War||1970||Human wars||Bulychev, Kir||Russian language|
|Level 7||1959||Human wars||Roshwald, Mordecai|
|The Long Mynd||1985||Human wars||Edward P. Hughes||Also author of Masters of the Fist|
|The Long Tomorrow||1955||Human wars||Brackett, Leigh||In the aftermath of a nuclear war scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.|
|Love in the Ruins||1971||Human wars||Percy, Walker|
|Lucifer's Hammer||1977||Asteroid Impact||Niven, Larry||Coauthor Jerry Pournelle|
|Malevil||1972||Human wars||Merle, Robert|
|Masters of the Fist||1989||Human wars||Hughes, Edward P.||Coauthor The Long Mynd|
|Mortal Engines Quartet||2001||Human wars||Reeve, Phillip||Series, first book 2001, Set in the distant future|
|Nightfall||1990||Human wars||Asimov, Isaac||Robert Silverberg (extension written by Silverberg of the Asimov story of the same name)|
|Obernewtyn Chronicles||1987||Human wars||Isobelle Carmody||Series, first book 1987|
|The Oblivion Society||2007||Human wars||Hart, Marcus Alexander|
|On the Beach||1957||Human wars||Shute, Nevil||Also the films based on the book.|
|The Overman Culture||1971||Human wars||Cooper, Edmund|
|Pebble in the Sky||1950||Human wars||Asimov, Isaac||A later book, Robots and Empire gave a different explanation.|
|The Pelbar Cycle||2005||Human wars||Williams, Paul O.||Series, first book 2005, The Breaking of Northwall A thousand years after a series of nuclear exchanges.|
|The Penultimate Truth||1964||Human wars||Dick, Philip K.|
|The Pesthouse||2007||Human wars||Crace, Jim|
|The Postman||1985||Human wars||Brin, David||The 1997 movie of the same name.|
|Pulling Through||1983||Human wars||Ing, Dean|
|Quinzinzinzili||1934||Human wars||Messac, Régis||Also predicting a great world war that ends with the vanishing of humanity. Only a group of children survives and forms a strange new mankind.|
|Red Alert||1958||Human wars||George, Peter||Filmed as Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick|
|Resurrection Day||1999||Human wars||DuBois, Brendan||Set 10 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, which escalated into nuclear war.|
|Revelation by Lord John||2003||Human wars||Szmidt, Robert J.||Polish: Apokalipsa wedlug Pana Jana|
|Riddley Walker||1980||Human wars||Hoban, Russell|
|Shannara Series||1977||Human wars||Brooks, Terry||Series, first book 1977|
|The Shape of Things to Come||1933||Human wars||Wells, H. G.||Predicting an extended world war fought with modern scientific weapons, societal upheaval, and the beginning of space travel. Filmed as Things to Come in 1936.|
|The Slynx||2007||Human wars||Tolstaya, Tatyana||2007 is the English translation first publication date.|
|Star Man's Son||1952||Human wars||Norton, Andre|
|The Steel||1985||Human wars||Anvil, Christopher|
|The Survivalist||1981||Human wars||Ahern, Jerry||Series, first book 1981, Total War|
|Survivors||1982||Human wars||Nahmlos, John|
|Swan Song||1987||Human wars||McCammon, Robert R.|
|The Third World War||2003||Human wars||Humphrey Hawksley|
|There Will Be Time||1972||Human wars||Poul Anderson|
|This is the Way the World Ends||1985||Human wars||Morrow, James|
|This Time of Darkness||1980||Human wars||Hoover, H.M.|
|Time Capsule||1988||Human wars||Berman, Mitch|
|Tomorrow!||1954||Human wars||Wylie, Philip|
|Traveler||1984||Human wars||Drumm, D. B.||Series, first book, First|
|Trinity's Child||1983||Human wars||Prochnau, William|
|Triumph||1963||Human wars||Wylie, Philip|
|Uglies||2005||Human wars||Westerfeld, Scott||Series, first book Uglies. Sequels: Pretties, Specials, and Extras.|
|The Valley-Westside War||2008||Human wars||Turtledove, Harry|
|Vampire Hunter D||1983||Human wars||Kikuchi, Hideyuki||Series, first book 1983, Novels (and later anime movies), set ten thousand years after a nuclear war occurs in 1999,|
|Warday||1984||Human wars||Strieber, Whitley||Coauthor James Kunetka|
|Wild Harbour||1936||Human wars||MacPherson, Ian||A war much worse than World War I leads to complete social collapse in Britain.|
|Wingman||1987||Human wars||Maloney, Mack||Series, first book 1987, follows a former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot trying to restore a balkanized and largely disarmed United States of America while flying the last remaining F-16 Fighting Falcon in existence.|
|The World Ends in Hickory Hollow||2007||Human wars||Mayhar, Ardath|
|The World Jones Made||1956||Human wars||Dick, Philip K.|
|The Year Of The Quiet Sun||1970||Human wars||Tucker, Wilson|
|Yellow Peril||1991||Human wars||Wang Lixiong||In the Chinese under the pseudonym Bao Mi, about a nuclear civil war in the People's Republic of China|
|Z for Zachariah||1975||Human wars||O'Brien, Robert C.|
|The Zone||1980||Human wars||Rouch, James||Chronicling the conflict between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces in Europe.|
Short stories and playsEdit
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|A Boy and His Dog||Human wars||Short story By Harlan Ellison. Filmed in 1975.|
|Aspic's Mystery||1976||Human wars||Short story By Arsen Darnay.|
|Autobahn nach Poznan||Human wars||Short story By Andrzej Ziemianski|
|By the Waters of Babylon||1937||Human wars||Short story By Stephen Vincent Benét.|
|Dear Devil||Human wars||Short story By Eric Frank Russell|
|Enta Geweorc||Human wars||Short story By Nicholas Waller (Interzone 198, 2004).|
|Extinction is Forever||Human wars||Short story By Louise Lawrence. A scientist uses a time machine to travel to the future and film the results of a nuclear war in a bid to prevent it from happening. However, his actions could have serious repercussions for the mutated descendants of the human race.|
|I Have No Mouth||1966||Human wars||Short story By Harlan Ellison|
|The Last Word||1956||Human wars||Short story By Damon Knight.|
|Let the Ants Try||Human wars||Short story By Frederik Pohl under the pseudonym James MacCreigh|
|Magic City||Human wars||Short story By Nelson S. Bond|
|Nightfall||1941||Human wars||Short story By Isaac Asimov|
|Not with a Bang||1949||Human wars||Short story By Damon Knight.|
|Plutonium||1976||Human wars||Short story By Arsen Darnay.|
|Second Variety||Human wars||Short story By Philip K. Dick|
|The Offshore Island||1954||Human wars||Play By Marghanita Laski.|
|There Will Come Soft Rains||1950||Human wars||Short story By Ray Bradbury in The Martian Chronicles.|
|Time to Rest||Human wars||Short story Sequel No Place Like Earth By John Wyndham|
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|Aftermath!||Human wars||Game from Fantasy Games Unlimited.|
|Armour-Geddon||Human wars||Game from Psygnosis|
|Auto Assault||Human wars||Game While seemingly caused by aliens, it is in fact human mistakes, breakdown and war that forges Auto Assault's apocalyptic world. Similar to the Command & Conquer series where an alien event is the catalyst needed to start decline.|
|Badlands||Human wars||Game by Atari Games|
|Crystalis||1987||Human wars||Game from SNK|
|Darwin's World||Human wars||Game A role-playing game from Impressions|
|Earth 2150||Human wars||Game Also Earth 2160 The world is destroyed in 2150 and people settle on mars in 2160.|
|Exodus||Human wars||Game A post-apocalyptic role-playing game from Glutton Creeper Games set after the War on Terror destroy 99% of the world's population.|
|Fallout series||Human wars||Game from Interplay (Fallout and Fallout 2) and Bethesda Softworks (Fallout 3)|
|Gamma World||Human wars||Game from TSR, the makers of Dungeons & Dragons|
|Interstate '76||Human wars||Game from Activision|
|Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death||Human wars||Game|
|KKnD series||Human wars||Game|
|Land of DevastationTemplate:Citation needed||Game ABBS Door|
|Mad Max||Human wars||Game|
|Metro 2033||Human wars||Game by 4A Games and THQ for the PC and Xbox 360|
|Neocron||Human wars||Game for the Personal Computer by Reakktor Media.|
|Neuroshima||Human wars||Game from Portal Publishing|
|Operation OverkillTemplate:Citation needed||Human wars||Game A BBS Door|
|Outlander||Human wars||Game Mad Max inspired driving game from 1992/93 for Snes and Genesis|
|Rifts||Human wars||Game A nuclear exchange triggers the return of Ley Lines and Interdimensional Rifts or portals. These Ley Lines and Portals subsequently cause several natural and supernatural disasters.|
|Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri||Human wars||Game A ship leaves Earth on the eve of World War III to found a new colony orbiting Alpha Centauri|
|The Morrow Project||Human wars||Game from Timeline Ltd|
|Twilight: 2000||Human wars||Game from Game Designer's Workshop, set in a world where a Sino-Russian war degenerates into a limited nuclear conflict that eventually drags in Europe and America.|
|Vigilante 8||Human wars||Game from Activision|
|Warzone 2100||Human wars||Game|
Comics and mangaEdit
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|Appleseed||Human wars||Comic book Japanese manga (and subsequent anime adaptations) by Masamune Shirow|
|Battle Angel Alita||Human wars||Comic book Manga series contains post-apocalyptic elements, and takes place in a highly futuristic dystopian world.|
|Desert Punk||Human wars||Comic book Manga series (Later adapted into an anime)|
|Ex-Mutants||Human wars||Comic book Set in a post-nuclear world.|
|Fist of the North Star||Human wars||Comic book Manga series|
|Incredible Hulk: The End: The Last Titan||Human wars||Comic book|
|Judge Dredd vs. Aliens||Human wars||Comic book Dark Horse Comics series & Predator vs. Judge Dredd|
|Judge Dredd||1977||Human wars||Comic book By John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra and Pat Mills.|
|Kamandi||Human wars||Comic book Featuring the last boy on earth first published in 1972.|
|Post-Nuke||Human wars||Comic book Webcomic taking place during a post-apocalyptic nuclear winter|
|Saikano||Human wars||Comic book Manga series|
|The Last American||Human wars||Comic book Series originally from Marvel in 1990/1991, re-released by Com.X|
|The Punisher: The End||Human wars||Comic book|
|X/1999||Human wars||Comic book Manga series|
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|April 2031||Human wars||Song by the band Warrant on the "Dog Eat Dog" album depicts an earth devastated by war where life lives on only by artificial means.|
|Ayreon||Human wars||Song Series of concept albums depicts the end of life on Earth in 2084 due to, among other factors, a catastrophic nuclear war.|
|The Horses||Human wars||Poem by Edwin Muir. Deals with society's regression to pre Industrial Revolution conditions in the wake of a nuclear war|
|Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume||Human wars||Visual novel|
|Your Attention Please||Human wars||Poem by Peter Porter, written in the style of a radio broadcast warning of an impending nuclear attack|
|Your Attention Please||Human wars||Song adaptation of the above Porter poem written and recorded by the Scottish post-punk group the Scars|
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|28 Days Later||2002||Plague|
|28 Weeks Later||2007||Plague||Sequel to 28 Days Later|
|Æon Flux||2005||Plague||Based on MTV's animated series Æon Flux|
|Carriers||2009||Plague||A group of 4 on the road trying to find a safe haven while plague rages across the USA.|
|Children of Men||2006||Plague||After all of the world's women are infertile, one refugee woman is found to be pregnant.|
|Dead Man's Letters||1986||Plague||By Konstantin Lopushanskij|
|Ever Since the World Ended||2001||Plague|
|Fukkatsu no hi||1980||Plague||Japanese film also known as Virus, directed by Kinji Fukasaku|
|I Am Legend||2007||Plague|
|I Am Omega||2007||Plague|
|Plague||1978||Plague||Also known as Induced Syndrome (UK), M-3: The Gemini Strain (USA), or Mutation.|
|Repo! The Genetic Opera||2008||Plague|
|Resident Evil: Extinction||2007||Plague|
|The Last Man||2008||Plague||Based upon Mary Shelley's 1826 novel The Last Man|
|The Last Man on Earth||1964||Plague|
|The Omega Man||1971||Plague|
|The Seed of Man||1969||Plague||By Marco Ferreri (Italian title: Il Seme dell'uomo) |
|The Ultimate Warrior||1975||Plague|||
|The Zombie Diaries||2006||Plague||British made movie in which a virus creates a plague of zombies, viewed entirely from the POV of a character's video camera. This film was made and completed before George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead which was shot in a similar POV perspective.|
|Twelve Monkeys||1995||Plague||Directed by Terry Gilliam. Based on La jetée (see above).|
|A Wind Named Amnesia||1990||Plague||A mysterious plague has swept over the entire world, causing everyone to suffer from amnesia, leading to the collapse of civilization. Based on a novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi.|
|Survival of the Dead||2010||Plague||Low-budget film. On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state. Directed by George Romero.|
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|Crusade||1999||Plague||A spin-off from the TV show Babylon 5|
|After Armageddon||2010||Plague||TV Film about a family trying to survive after a global outbreak.|
|Dance Of The Dead||2005||Plague||Masters of Horror episode directed by Tobe Hooper. It has a triple apocalyptic theme as it features a man made virus causing a zombie outbreak after World War 3.|
|Jeremiah||2002–2004||Plague||Showtime cable television series, based on the comic of the same name. In the year 2021, 15 years after a virus kills everyone over the age of puberty, the child survivors have grown up, living on the scraps of the old world.|
|Not with a Bang||1990||Plague||ITV show, about 3 people who lived after everyone else in England was turned to dust by a chemical that was accidentally released by a television presenter.|
|Survivors||1975–1977||Plague||BBC series about the daily struggles of British survivors of a plague which kills most of the world population.|
|Survivors||2008||Plague||BBC television series a remake of the 70's series of the same name|
|The Tribe||1999–2003||Plague||The New-Zealand TV series, that takes place in a near-future in which all the adults have been killed by a man-made Virus and the children have to survive on their own.|
|Where Have All The People Gone?||1974||Plague||Made for TV movie. A mutated virus created by a solar flare destroys virtually all of the human population. One family has survived, and endeavors to travel across America to their family home.|
|Blood Music||1985||Plague||Bear, Greg|
|Burning Stones||2005||Plague||Mills, Steven|
|The Children of Men||1992||Plague||James, P. D.|
|The City||1990||Plague||Murphy, Pat||In the wake of a devastating worldwide plague, a handful of artists transform the City of San Francisco, and fend off marauders with a touch of magic.|
|Clay's Ark||1984||Plague||Butler, Octavia|
|The Day of the Triffids||1951||Plague||Wyndham, John|
|Doomsday Book||1993||Plague||Willis, Connie|
|Earth Abides||1949||Plague||Stewart, George R.|
|Empty World||1977||Plague||Christopher, John||A virus wipes out the weak and the old, until the planet is populated by young teenagers only.|
|Full Circle||2003||Plague||Mitchell, David|
|The Fourth Horseman||1985||Plague||Nourse, Alan E.||Follows the progression of a new outbreak of Black Plague and the struggle to survive as society collapses.|
|A Gift Upon the Shore||1990||Plague||Wren, M. K.|
|The Girl Who Owned a City||1975||Plague||Nelson, O. T.|
|I Am Legend||1954||Plague||Matheson, Richard||Filmed as The Last Man on Earth (1964); The Omega Man (1971) and I Am Legend (2007)|
|The Jetty Journals||2009||Plague||Buchanan, Ian||Four teenagers try to survive a world falling apart after a virus outbreak.|
|The Killing Moon||2009||Plague||Glenn, Rod||Five friends struggle to survive 20 years after the collapse of civilisation. Set in northern England.|
|The Last Canadian||1977||Plague||Heine, William C.||The planet is decimated by a virus, as told through the eyes of one survivor.|
|The Last Man||1826||Plague||Shelley, Mary|
|The Martian General's Daughter||2008||Plague||Collapse of global civilization caused by virus-like nanotechnology|
|The Night of the Triffids||2001||Plague||Clark, Simon||Sequel to The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham|
|Oryx and Crake||2003||Plague||Atwood, Margaret|
|Pandemia||2006||Plague||Rand, Johnathan and Knight, Christopher||A mutated bird flu virus wipes out everyone except the young. Set in Michigan.|
|Plague 99||1989||Plague||Ure, Jean||Sequels Come Lucky April and Watchers at the Shrine|
|Plague Year||2007||Plague||Carlson, Jeff||Slated to be a trilogy|
|A Planet for the President||2004||Plague||Beaton, Alistair|
|Quentel||2007||Plague||Budendorf, Deric R.|
|The Scarlet Plague||1912||Plague||London, Jack|
|Resurrection Planet||2009||Plague||Cole, Lucas|
|Some Will Not Die||1954||Plague||Budrys, Algis|
|The Stand||1978||Plague||King, Stephen|
|The Transall Saga||1998||Plague||Paulsen, Gary|
|Two Journeys||2009||Plague||Clemens P. Suter||A business man travels to Japan. A pandemic breaks out, and within three days all of humanity has died. He decides to travel home through a deserted, post-pandemic world.|
|White Devils||2004||Plague||McAuley, Paul|
|The Empire of Texas||2005||Plague||Olsen, Rodger|
|The Uglies Trilogy||2004–2007||Plague||Westerfeld, Scott||Uglies, Pretties, Specials and the companion novel, Extras, take place in a future civilization that arose after our current civilization collapsed because of an engineered bacterium that attacked not people, but oil, changing its chemical composition so that it exploded on contact with oxygen (first explained on p. 345 of Uglies).|
|The White Plague||1982||Plague||Herbert, Frank|
|World War Z||2006||Plague||Brooks, Max|
|The Years of Rice and Salt||2002||Plague||Kim Stanley Robinson||Set in a world devastated by the Black Death in medieval Europe, which killed 99% of the European population before they could discover the Americas|
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|Abomination: The Nemesis Project||1999||Plague||Video game|
|After The Bomb||2001||Plague||Role-play game|
|The City||1950||Plague||Short Story by Ray Bradbury|
|Deus Ex||2000||Plague||Game in relation to the Gray Death|
|Eden: It's an Endless World||1998 to present||Plague||Manga by Hiroki Endo|
|Left 4 Dead||2008||Plague||Video game featuring people transformed into crazed zombie-like mutants by an infection.|
|Left 4 Dead 2||2009||Plague||Video Game featuring the same as Left 4 Dead but expanded.|
|Night Surf||1977||Plague||Short Story by Stephen King. Collected in the book Night Shift.|
|Quarantine||2006||Plague||Poetry by Brian Henry.|
|Resident Evil||1996 to present||Plague||Video game series|
|The Scarlet Plague||1912||Plague||Short Story by Jack London|
|The Visitor||1951||Plague||Short Story (The Illustrated Man) by Ray Bradbury|
|Wandering Ones||2001 to present||Plague||Webcomic by Clint Hollingsworth|
|Y: The Last Man||2002 to 2008||Plague||Comic series features a lone man & his monkey in a world populated only by women, series written by Brian K. Vaughan and published by Vertigo Comics|
|Soldiers of Anarchy||2002||Plague||Video game featuring a group of ex-soldiers who spent ten years underground after the Spontaneous Genome Degeneration Syndrome (SGDS), an artificially created virus raged across the globe in 2004, nearly wiping off humanity. Although the virus was released to make money with the antidote, it wasn't distributed for some reason.|
Astronomic impact (meteorites, asteroids, planets, etc.)Edit
|Title||Year||Type||Author and notes|
|Night of the Comet||1984||Meteor||When a comet passes too close to earth, two girls are left amid mutants.|
|Super Comet: After The Impact||2007||Meteor||A speculative documentary produced by the Discovery Channel which hypothesizes the effects on modern-day earth of a large comet impact.|
|Tank Girl||1995||Meteor||Loosely based on the comic by Jamie Hewlett|
|The Time Machine||2002||Meteor||Downfall of man caused by the Moon breaking apart and bombarding Earth with rocks after extensive lunar mining.|
|Post Impact||2004||Meteor||The asteroid Bay-Leder 7 was found to be powerful enough to wipe out the whole civilization. Although a top-secret experimental satellite weapon was able to cut it in two, the smaller piece impacted in West Russia, turning Europe into an ice-covered "death zone".|
|Meteor Apocalypse||2010||Meteor||A gigantic meteor enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.|
|When Worlds Collide (1951 film)||1951||Star||Scientists discover a star named Bellus is on a collision course with Earth.|
|Quantum Apocalypse||2010||Comet||A comet makes an unexpected turn towards the earth where all life may cease to exist within days if small town heroes fail to find a solution.|
|Highlander: The Animated Series||1994||Meteor|
|The Last Train||1999||Meteor||Cruel Earth in Canada. British TV six part drama.|
|Three Moons Over Milford||2006||Meteor|
|Thundarr the Barbarian||1980 to 1982||Meteor|
|Dead and the Gone||2008||Meteor||Susan Beth Pfeffer||How the same event as in Life As We Knew It effects a family in New York City.|
|Earth||2004||Meteor||Adam Celaya||Presumed meteor that struck the earth is in fact a microscopic black hole that entered the Earth's crust, and never exited.|
|Theologus Autodidactus||13th Century||Meteor||Ibn al-Nafis|
|It's Only Temporary||2005||Meteor||Eric Shapiro|
|Life As We Knew It||2006||Meteor||Susan Beth Pfeffer||Asteroid striking the Moon and knocking it into an orbit closer to Earth, concentrating on how a family in Western Pennsylvania is affected.|
|Lucifer's Hammer||1977||Meteor||Larry Niven||Coauthor: Jerry Pournelle|
|The Peshawar Lancers||2001||Meteor||S.M. Stirling|
|Survival 2000||1991||Meteor||James McPhee|
|The Day of the Triffids||1951||Meteor||John Wyndham||Initially thought to be a blinding meteor strike, but later suggested to be a manmade satellite based weapon accidentally discharged and the (bioengineered?) Triffid plants.|
|A Pail of Air||1956||Meteor||Short story by Fritz Leiber. A small family struggles to survive at near-zero temperatures after Earth is ripped from its solar orbit.|
|Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies||2001||Meteor||Video Game, for PlayStation 2|
|Advance Wars: Days of Ruin||Meteor||Video Game, With virtually all of humanity wiped out by a meteor strike, the game follows the exploits of an army of survivors, fighting bandit raiders and hostile armies across the planet's desolate remains.|
|After War Gundam X||1996 to 1997||Meteor||Anime series|
|Compilation of Final Fantasy VII||Meteor||Includes video games, short stories, and animated features, revolves largely around the fate of a planet which is ravaged by the impact a giant meteor/asteroid, summoned by magic.|
|Godzilla: Unleashed||Meteor||Video Game, From Pipeworks, set in the post-apocalyptic earth in which earth has been destroyed by crystals.|
|Guild Wars||2005||Meteorites||Video Game, a PC game in which, after a tutorial area set in a "pre-Searing" time, a race of beasts called the Charr summon meteors down upon the humans, destroying nearly all of the cities and all of the life (trees, animals, etc.)|
|Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask||2000||Meteor||Video Game, a Nintendo 64 game where the main character, Link, has three days to save the world of Termina from its moon that has broken from orbit.|
|Mobile Suit Gundam||1979 to 1980||Meteor||Anime series, talks of the impact of a massive space colony on Earth.|
|Rage||Meteor||Video Game, iD Software's new project, set after a meteor collision with the Earth.|
|Shikari in Galveston||2003||Meteor||Short story|
|The War of the Worlds||1953||Invasion||Based on the novel of the same name.|
|Invasion of the Body Snatchers||1956||Invasion||Based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.|
|The Day of the Triffids||1962||Invasion||Based on a John Wyndham novel of the same name (in the novel, the Triffids seem to have been bioengineered on Earth, while in the film they were aliens who arrived as spores in a meteor shower).|
|Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD||1966||Invasion||Based loosely on BBC Television series, but not part of the official canon.|
|Invasion of the Body Snatchers||1978||Invasion||Another film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.|
|Maximum Overdrive||1986||Invasion||Initially people believe radiation from a passing comet is the cause, but it turns out that aliens are remotely control Earth machines (Trucks, cars and even vending machines) to kill the population before invading. Based on the Stephen King short story Trucks.|
|They Live||1988||Invasion||Part science fiction thriller and part black comedy.|
|I Come in Peace||1990||Invasion||Also known as Dark Angel, directed by Craig R. Baxley.|
|Body Snatchers||1993||Invasion||Another film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.|
|Independence Day||1996||Invasion||1996 science fiction film about a hostile alien invasion of Earth.|
|Mars Attacks!||1996||Invasion||Based on the trading card series Mars Attacks (1962).|
|Battlefield Earth||2000||Invasion||Based on the novel of the same name by L. Ron Hubbard.|
|Titan A.E.||2000||Invasion||2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction.|
|Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within||2001||Invasion||CGI animated film.|
|Signs||2002||Invasion||Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.|
|Alien Apocalypse||2005||Invasion||Produced by Sci Fi Channel.|
|War of the Worlds||2005||Invasion||Directed by Steven Spielberg, along with the independent 2005 productions H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, all based on the H. G. Wells novel.|
|The Invasion||2007||Invasion||Yet another film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney.|
|Invasion of the Pod People||2007||Invasion||A low-budget remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers made by The Asylum to capitalise on the release of The Invasion.|
|Transformers||2007||Invasion||A race of both robotic aliens battle for mankind.|
|Transmorphers||2007||Invasion||A race of alien robots devastate the Earth.|
|Resiklo||2007||Invasion||Philippine film. An alien invasion of the world and philippines in 2021|
|Transmorphers: Fall of Man||2009||Invasion||A race of semi-autonomous robots seize control of the planet Earth|
|Transformers:Revenge of The Fallen||2010||Invasion||Sequel of Transformers|
|Battle: Los Angeles||2011||Invasion||Aliens attack our world for water|
|Transformers:Dark of the Moon||2011||Invasion||Sequel of Transformers:Revenge of The Fallen|
|The Avengers||2012||Invasion||Asgarian Loki attacks earth.A team of six superheroes stop him.|
|The War of the Worlds||1898||Invasion||H. G. Wells|
|The Moon Men||1926||Invasion||Edgar Rice Burroughs||The series comprising The Moon Maid with the action set on the moon; The Moon Men set in 2120 after the Kalkars have invaded the earth; and The Red Hawk which jumps to 2430 and in which the Great Feud reaches its climax.|
|The Puppet Masters||1951||Invasion||Robert A. Heinlein|
|The Kraken Wakes||1953||Invasion||John Wyndham|
|The Genocides||1965||Invasion||Thomas M. Disch||Alien flora is seeded on Earth, and quickly comes to dominate all landmasses, threatening Human extinction.|
|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||1979–1992||Invasion||Douglas Adams|
|Battlefield Earth||1980||Invasion||L. Ron Hubbard||based on the novel.|
|The Mist||1980||Invasion||Stephen King|
|The Visitors||1980||Invasion||Clifford D. Simak|
|Footfall||1985||Invasion||Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle||Baby elephant-like invaders hurl asteroids at earth, humans revolt.|
|The Forge of God||1987||Invasion||Greg Bear|
|The Killing Star||1996||Invasion||Charles Pellegrino and George Zebrowski||Aliens conduct a preemptive strike against humanity with relativistic missiles.|
|War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches||1996||Invasion||Kevin J. Anderson||Edited by Kevin J. Anderson is an anthology of short stories set during the events of The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.|
|Shade's Children||1997||Invasion||Garth Nix||"Overlords" destroy all human life over the age of 14.|
|The Alien Years||1997||Invasion||Robert Silverberg|
|War of the Worlds: New Millennium||2005||Invasion||Douglas Niles||Is a retelling of the original The War of the Worlds story, but displaces the events to 2005. It is not a sequel, rather it is an update.|
|Eight Worlds||2005||Invasion||John Varley|
|Outlanders||Invasion||Mark Ellis aka James Axler|
|The Tripods||Invasion||John Christopher|
|Legacy Trilogy||2003–2007||Invasion||Ian Douglas|
|Vampire Earth||2003||Invasion||Knight, E. E.||Series.|
|The Host||2008||Invasion||Stephenie Meyer||An alien race, called Souls, take over Earth and its inhabitants. The novel follows one Soul's predicament when the mind of its human host refuses to cooperate with her takeover.|
|The Dalek Invasion of Earth||1964||Invasion||The Doctor Who serial. As well as other Alien invasions in the 1963–1989 run including in 1966 The Tenth Planet' 1968 The Web of Fear & in the same year The Invasion, in 1970 Spearhead from Space, 1971 Terror of the Autons this list is not complete but can be said to represent milestone episodes. Some examples from the relaunch are in 2006 Army of Ghosts and Doomsday, and in 2007 The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords (though it could be argued that only the Master is alien).|
|The Invaders||1966||Invasion||The television series created by Quinn Martin and Larry Cohen.|
|UFO||1970||Invasion||The television series by Gerry Anderson Production.|
|V||1983–1985||Invasion||The television series.|
|The Tripods||1984–1985||Invasion||An adaptation of the first two books in the trilogy by John Christopher.|
|The Tripods||1986||Invasion||The series by Tomes & Talismans.|
|War Of The Worlds: The Second Invasion||1988–1990||Invasion||The second season of this television spin-off from the 1953 movie was set after a successful alien invasion.|
|The War of the Worlds||1938||Invasion||The radio play directed and narrated by Orson Welles.|
|The Super Dimension Fortress Macross||1982–1983||Invasion||The anime series and its sequels (rewritten and combined with The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada to create Robotech', which dealt similarly with post-apocalyptic themes).|
|Genesis Climber Mospeada||1983–1984||Invasion||The anime series (see also Robotech).|
|Outlanders||1986–1989||Invasion||The manga by Johji Manabe.|
|Manhunter||1988||Invasion||The computer game.|
|X-COM: UFO Defense and subsequent follow-ups||1993||Invasion||The computer game.|
|Chrono Trigger||1995||Invasion||The console game, where modern civilization is at risk of being destroyed by an alien parasite in 1999 AD.|
|Half-Life||1998||Invasion||The computer game and its sequel.|
|Getter Robo Armageddon||1998||Invasion||The OVA, where a combination of a nuclear missile and amorphous alien Invaders results in a war with the fate of humanity at stake.|
|Getter Robo Armageddon||1998||Invasion||The OVA, where a combination of a nuclear missile and amorphous alien Invaders results in a war with the fate of humanity at stake.|
|Chrono Cross||1999||Invasion||The 1999 console game, where in alternate time lines modern civilization was destroyed by an alien parasite in 1999 AD.|
|UFO: Aftermath||2003||Invasion||The computer game and its sequels UFO: Aftershock & UFO: Afterlight by Altar Games.|
|Destroy All Humans!||2005||Invasion||The 2005 console game, in which the player controls a Furon alien in an attempt to overthrow mankind.|
|Eureka Seven||2005–2006||Invasion||Anime series and its video games are set 10,000 years after humans had to leave the earth due to a Coralian appearing in Africa. In the current timeline, the remnants of humanity are now settled on a planet they refer to as the "Promised Land".|
|Gears of War||2006||Invasion||The video game, which takes place on the fictional planet of Sera, humans are shown fighting a war against alien monsters that have emerged from underground.|
|Mother 3||2006||Invasion||The Game Boy Advance game, where in the final chapter, the protagonists find out the island they live on is a post-apocalyptic utopia that is being contaminated by Porky Minch (From the previous game).|
|Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars||2007||Invasion||The computer game . In the midst of the Third Tiberium War, an alien faction known as the Scrin lands on Earth seeking the alien mineral Tiberium for themselves. The prequels suggest the apocalypse was actually caused by humans, though.|
|Halo video game series||Invasion||The video game series. An alien alliance called the Covenant begin attacking human colonies in 2525. By 2552, almost all of the human colonies are destroyed and the Covenant are attacking Earth.|
|Resistance: Fall of Man||Invasion||An alien species known as the chimera have almost wiped out the human race. The game focuses on taking a last stand in Britain.|
|Crysis||Invasion||A near future where an ancient alien spacecraft has been discovered beneath the ground on an island in the East Philippines sea.|
|The Last Woman on Earth||1960||Ecological||The Earth's oxygen levels drop suddenly, suffocating most life–survivors in an oxygen-producing jungle speculate that this happened because of "a bigger and better bomb" but the reasons are not made clear.|
|Beyond the Time Barrier||1960||Ecological||X-plane arrives in future after solar radiation catastrophe|
|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea||1961||Ecological||The Van Allen belt catches on fire.|
|The Day the Earth Caught Fire||1964||Ecological||Earth starts hurtling toward sun as a result of man's nuclear testing|
|No Blade of Grass||1970||Ecological||Based on the novel The Death of Grass.|
|Prophecies of Nostradamus||1974||Ecological|
|Logan's Run||1975||Ecological||Society is chased into domes by an ecological disaster, and holds a ceremonial death ritual for all citizens who reach the age of 30 to control the population. A man who formerly helped control the population flees the domed city to avoid his own ceremony.|
|Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind||1984||Ecological||Based on the manga of the same name.|
|Solarbabies||1986||Ecological||Also known as Solarwarriors|
|Mindwarp||1990||Ecological||Taking place in the year 2037, the loss of the ozone layer has left most of the planet a desolate wasteland scattered with highly radioactive Death Zones.|
|Omega Cop||1990||Ecological||After an environmental holocaust, a lone cop battles a gang of rampaging marauders.|
|The Last Border - Viimeisellä Rajalla||1993||Ecological||One man's quest for revenge in a world where toxic waste has driven the remains of civilization into the Arctic Circle.|
|Jason X||2002||Ecological||The tenth Friday the 13th film, Earth became a polluted wasteland by 2455. Humanity left Earth and colonized a planet designated as Earth 2.|
|Dragon Head||2003||Ecological||Based on the Manga of the same name.|
|It's All About Love||2003||Ecological|
|The Day After Tomorrow||2004||Ecological||Based in part on the novel The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell & Whitley Strieber.|
|Serenity||2005||Ecological||The Earth's resources and biosphere get used up prompting mass exodus for the stars.|
|The World Sinks Except Japan||2006||Ecological||A parody of Japan Sinks. All the land on earth sinks into the ocean, with Japan being the last to go. The sinking has something to do with tectonic plates.|
|The Happening||2008||Ecological||The movie depicts an unknown deadly neurotoxin.|
|Lost City Raiders||2008||Ecological|
|WALL-E||2008||Ecological||Earth is abandoned after becoming too polluted to sustain life. A robot stays behind and cleans Earth.|
|Wynter Dark||2009||Ecological||Set 800 years in the future after the world is devastated by an ice age. |
|The Third Garden||2009||Ecological|
- The 13th century novel Theologus Autodidactus by Ibn al-Nafis
- The 1901 novel The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel, in which a volcanic eruption flood the world with cyanide gas.
- The 1946 novel Mr. Adam by Pat Frank depicts a world in which a nuclear power plant explosion renders the entire male population infertile.
- The 1956 novel The Death of Grass by John Christopher, which was made into the film No Blade of Grass, in which a virus that destroys plants causes massive famine and the breakdown of society
- The 1961 novel The Wind from Nowhere by J.G. Ballard - First published novel. World destroyed by increasingly powerful winds
- The 1962 novel Hothouse by Brian Aldiss, which presents a dying Earth where vegetation dominates and animal life is all but extinct. Originally published in the United States in abridged form as "The Long, Hot Afternoon of Earth."
- The 1962 novel The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard Climate change causes flooding.
- The 1962 novel The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess Global over-population and famine leads to mass chaos
- The 1962 novel The World in Winter (UK)/The Long Winter (US) by John Christopher in which a decrease in radiation from the sun causes a new ice age.
- The 1963 novel Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, in which all the water on Earth becomes Ice-Nine
- The 1964 novel The Drought by J.G. Ballard A super drought evaporates all water on earth.
- The 1964 novel Greybeard by Brian Aldiss, in which the human race becomes sterile
- The 1964 novel Time of the Great Freeze by Robert Silverberg Another ice-age has engulfed the earth. A group from New York travels over the ice to London in the year 2650.
- The 1965 novel A Wrinkle in the Skin (The Ragged Edge(US)) -John Christopher - Civilization destroyed by massive worldwide earthquakes
- The 1966 novel The Crystal World by J.G. Ballard Jungle in Africa starts to crystallize all life and expands outward
- The 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, which was made into a 1973 film Soylent Green directed by Richard Fleischer, showing a world where humanity had become massively overpopulated, and a vague ecological disaster is creating a growing dust bowl, and the entire economy is collapsing.
- The 1969 novel The Ice Schooner by Michael Moorcock which is set in a new ice age on earth
- The 1972 novel The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner, in which the United States is overwhelmed by environmental irresponsibility and authoritarianism.
- The 1972 novel The End Of The Dream by Philip Wylie.
- The 1973 novel The Bridge by D. Keith Mano presents a world dominated by a global environmental fascism, where the government ultimately promotes the extinction of the human race by enforced mass suicide, so as to ‘save’ the environment.
- The 1976 novel The HAB Theory by Allan W. Eckert, in which the stability of the Earth comes into question.
- The 1976 novel The Winter of the World by Poul Anderson, in which civilization and a new species has emerged from a deadly Ice Age that has destroyed all previous life.
- The 1981 novel The Quiet Earth written by Craig Harrison and the film adaption by the same name
- The 1983 novel The Last Gasp by Trevor Hoyle
- The 1984 novel In the Drift by Michael Swanwick (also an alternate history story), in which the 1979 Three Mile Island reactor incident resulted in a very large release of radioactivity, devastating the Northeastern U.S.
- The 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood, in which the dystopia is fueled by rampant infertility caused by pollution.
- The 1986 novel Nature's End by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka.
- The 1989 novel Stark by Ben Elton.
- The 1991 novel Fallen Angels by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn, in which space-based civilization exists despite the government's wishes during an ice age.
- The 1993 novel The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
- The 1993 novel Deus X by Norman Spinrad, the results of global warming
- The 1993 novel This Other Eden by Ben Elton in which the earths population is forced to live in Biodomes for 50 years while the environment recovers from mankind's actions.
- The 1995 novel Mother of Storms by John Barnes - where a tactical nuclear strike in the North Pacific releases massive amounts of methane, spawning worldwide super hurricanes.
- The 1995 novel Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason in which a microbe consumes all materials based on petroleum.
- The 1998 novel Aftermath by Charles Sheffield, in which Alpha Centauri goes supernova and causes cataclysmic climate change
- The 1998 novel Dust by Charles Pellegrino, in which all the insect species on Earth die out, and the ecology crashes as a result
- The 1999 novel The Rift by Walter Jon Williams.
- The 2003 novel Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
- The 2003 novel Clade by Mark Budz
- The 2003 novel The Secret Under My Skin by Janet Mcnaughton, set in a period following a technocaust, when scientists were blamed for environmental disasters and taken to concentration camps.
- The 2004 novel Crache by Mark Budz
- The 2004 novel The Snow by Adam Roberts, in which the world is buried under kilometres of unnatural snow.
- The 2005 novel First Ark to Alpha Centauri by Abdul Ahad, in which world governments in the 23rd century build and launch a 12-mile long generation starship to Alpha Centauri to escape a global Ice Age threatening the future of humanity.
- The 2006 novel Small-Minded Giants by Oisín McGann
- The 2006 novel Return by Clayton J Elliott - in which ecological and social unrest leave a world fighting to find a new relationship to the earth. An anti-technology novel
- The novels Children of Morrow and Treasures of Morrow by H. M. Hoover, set in California several centuries after pollution all but wiped out the human race
- The novel trilogy Snowfall by Mitchell Smith (Snowfall, Kingdom River, and Moonrise) in which North America has retreated into hunter-gatherer societies and military kingdoms some 500 years after an apocalyptic ice age.
- The novels Mara and Dann, Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter by Doris Lessing Set in a future ice age. Other Lessing novels like Memoirs of a Survivor and Shikasta deal with apocalyptic themes.
- The Greatwinter trilogy in which an ancient whale species recreated through a genetic experiment turns out to have been telepathic, and the whales issue a telepathic call which cause most of humanity and other large land mammals to walk into the oceans and drown.
- The 2008 novel Flood by Stephen Baxter, Huge underground oceans start leaking to the surface, lifting sea levels by thousands of metres over several decades.
- The 2008 novel Mai Shangri-La by Robert J. Rubis(Amazon) in 2030 climate has "flipped", world sea-levels have risen 7 meters, and the survivors struggle to fashion new lives from the remnants of industrialized society.
- The 2009 novel The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, in future Thailand, calories are the most needed energy source, a unexpected girl struggles to live like as she wants.
- The 2010 novel Drain by Davis Schneiderman, where Lake Michigan empties of water, mysteriously, and a end-of-time cult occupies the lakebed, waiting for a reflooding of the zone by the power of giant Worm.
- The 1970 Dr Who serial Inferno in which attempts to tap the Earths core for power leads to a volcanic apocalypse.
- The 1971 TV series Timeslip The Year of the Burn Up - Terraforming causes global warming
- The 1976–1979 TV series Ark II - pollution devastates humanity
- The 1981 adaptation of The Day of the Triffids based on the book by John Wyndham
- The 1993 animated series Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
- The 1998–1999 anime series Cowboy Bebop in which a man made disaster has caused earth's moon to fragment, resulting in a constant rain of meteor strikes on the planet and forcing humanity to move out into the solar system.
- The 2003 television movie Encrypt
- The 2004 television movie Day of Destruction where Chicago is suffering from a series of tornadoes from numerous changes occurring in the climate. This series was followed in 2005 by The End of the World
- The 2004 mini series 10.5 and its 2006 follow up 10.5: Apocalypse In which a series of Earthquakes tears America apart, separating the West Coast from the rest of the USA.
- The 2006 Anime series Innocent Venus Set after the world population and economy is devastated by simultaneous hyper-hurricanes.
- The Captain Planet two-parter Two Futures, in which the character Wheeler gets a glimpse of what could happen if damage to the environment was allowed to continue unchecked
- The 2008 Doctor Who episode "The Poison Sky"
- The 2009 ABC Special Earth 2100 explore the future if humans do not take actions to help the eco-system that can prove to be disastrous. Lucy, the speaker, explains about this world and wonders how she was one of the lucky humans to have survived.
- The 1952 short story The Birds by Daphne du Maurier, made into the 1963 film The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock - in which birds begin launching spontaneous mass attacks against mankind
- The 1973 collection of short stories Flight of the Horse by Larry Niven
- The 1977 short story The Screwfly Solution tells the tale of a virus which turns males into female-hating psychopaths when sexually aroused.
- The 1986 short story The End of the Whole Mess by Stephen King in which a distillate of a Texas aquifer, originally harvested and distributed worldwide to reduce human propensity for violence—curses humanity with premature Alzheimer's disease and senility.
- The 1993 console game Secret of Mana takes place long after a time of environmental collapse that destroyed the world's older advanced civilizations.
- The 1994 console game Final Fantasy VI (named Final Fantasy III during initial American launch of the game) features a plot twist in where villain Kefka moves magical statues out of their intended alignment, which in turn causes the balanced fictional world to fall into ruin (and for Kefka to become its new god while protected by the powers of the same statues).
- The 1994–2006 Japanese manga series Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō, set in a peaceful post-cataclysmic Japan, after an untold environmental disaster.
- The 2002 video game The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, in which a flood has decimated the fictional world of Hyrule.
- The 2002–2003 anime series Overman King Gainer, which depicts humanity living in domes after an ecological disaster.
- The 2005 short story The Garden Where My Rains Grows by Brian Keene, set in a post-apocalyptic world where it started raining one day and never stopped.
- The 2005–2006 anime series Zoids: Genesis where an earthquake triggers a series of worldwide natural disasters that devastate Planet Zi.
- The 2005–present radio sitcom Nebulous by Graham Duff, in which much of the world was destroyed by an event known as "the Withering".
- The 2006 anime series Ergo Proxy by the Japanese production company Manglobe, in which an undefined global ecological disaster has decimated the surface of the Earth, and the small remaining human population lives in isolated, city-state dome complexes.
- The 2006 PC game, Battlefield 2142, in which a new ice age renders most of the Northern Hemisphere uninhabitable. Wars are fought over the remaining habitable land.
- The Command & Conquer: Tiberian series of games in which a radioactive, self-replicating alien crystal known as Tiberium has rendered most of the Earth's surface uninhabitable.
- The game Dark Sun from TSR
- The Game Darkwind: War on Wheels
- The 2001 console game "Final Fantasy X", where an advanced civilization is destroyed by a supernatural being, causing a perpetuating cycle of destruction and temporary peace through a millennium, and causing the rest of the game's world to live a technologically backwards life.
Cybernetic revolt (apocalyptic wars between humans and technology)Edit
- The 1965 film Alphaville
- The 1970 film Colossus: The Forbin Project
- The 1984–2009 Terminator series
- The 1985 animated film Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
- The 1989 film Gunhed or Ganheddo
- The 1989 film Moontrap
- The 1992 film American Cyborg: Steel Warrior
- The 1995 film Screamers
- The 1996 film Omega Doom
- The 1999–2003 Matrix series
- The 2003 animated film Galerians: Rion
- The 2004 film I, Robot
- The 2004 film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
- The 2005 animated short 9 and its adaptation (see below)
- The 2007 animated film Meet the Robinsons
- The 2009 animated film 9
- The 1872 novel Erewhon's section The Book of Machines
- The 1909 short story The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster (emphasizing machinery instead of computers)
- The 1919 story The Mind Machine by Michael Williams
- The 1921 play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, notable for coining the term 'robot'.
- The 1926 story The Metal Giants by Edmond Hamilton
- The 1929 story Automata by S. Fowler Wright
- The 1931 short story The War of the Giants by Fletcher Pratt
- The 1934 short story Rex by Harl Vincent
- The 1935 short story Nightmare Number Three by Stephen Vincent Benet
- The 1947 short story With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson
- The 1948 short story The Brain by Alexander Blade
- The 1951 The Last Revolution short story by Lord Dunsany
- The 1954 short story Slaves To The Metal Horde by Milton Lesser
- The 1954 short story Answer by Fredric Brown
- The 1963 comic books series Magnus by Gold Key Comics
- The 1966 novel Colossus by Dennis Feltham Jones
- The 1967–2005 Berserker series by Fred Saberhagen
- The 1967 short story I Have No Mouth by Harlan Ellison
- The 1967 The Cyberiad is a series of short stories by Stanisław Lem
- The 1968 novel The God Machine by Martin Caidin
- The 1969 novel Plan for Conquest by A.A. Glynn
- The 1971 Moderan series by David R. Bunch
- The 1972 novel Night of the Robots (aka Regiments of Night) by Brian N. Ball
- The 1973 short story "Trucks" by Stephen King
- The 1981 novel Robot Revolt by Nicholas Fisk
- The 1981 Uncanny X-Men story arc, "Days of Future Past" by Chris Claremont & John Byrne
- The 1985 novel The Adolescence of P-1 by Thomas J. Ryan
- The 1989 short story La Rebelión de los Robots in Spanish by Alberto I. Balcells
- The 1993 novel Computer One by Warwick Collins
- The 1994 novel The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect by Roger Williams
- The 1995 Comics Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith Great Droid Revolution
- The 1996 short story from Star Wars saga Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88 by Kevin J. Anderson
- The 1977–1996 Galaxy Express 999 manga series
- The 2003 Robota an illustrated book by Doug Chiang and Orson Scott Card
- The 2002–2004 Legends Of Dune trilogy (part of the Dune universe)
- The 2003 The Matrix comic books
- The 2004 manga Deus Vitae a series created by Takuya Fujima
- The 2005 book How to Survive a Robot Uprising a semi-satirical book by Daniel H. Wilson
- The 2005–2007 Lego Exo-Force comics and books
|Android Apocalypse||2006||Cybernetic revolt|
|Battlestar Galactica||2003–2009||Cybernetic revolt|
|Bucky O'Hare||1990–1991||Cybernetic revolt|
|Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future||1987–1988||Cybernetic revolt|
|Digimon Tamers||2001–2002||Cybernetic revolt|
|Doctor Who||1966||Cybernetic revolt||The episode "The War Machines", as well as others.|
|Galaxy Express 999||1978–1981||Cybernetic revolt|
|Lego Exo-Force||2006||Cybernetic revolt|
|Power Rangers: RPM||2009||Cybernetic revolt||The Power Rangers protect the last remnants of humanity, who are now settled in the domed city of Corinth, after the accidental release of a government created computer virus known as "Venjix". Malicious and self-aware, it leaves most of the planet in nuclear fallout, constructs an army of attack bots and begins cybernetic experiments on human prisoners. The story is basically Terminator Salvation meets Power Rangers.|
|Space: Above and Beyond||1995||Cybernetic revolt|
|Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||2008–2009||Cybernetic revolt|
|The Outer Limits||1996, 1999||Cybernetic revolt||The 1996 episode "Resurrection" and the 1999 episode "The Human Operators"|
- Earthsiege and sequels, from Sierra Entertainment.
- Neuroshima, the Polish role-playing game from Portal Publishing.
- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream from Cyberdreams
- GURPS Reign of Steel a setting for the GURPS role playing system.
- Mega Man X series, a video game series created by Capcom and Keiji Inafune
- Robotron 2084 created by Williams
- Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun's expansion pack Firestorm from Westwood Studios.
- Deus Ex, which features, as part of its plot, a conflict between a Friendly AI and a non-friendly one
- System Shock by Looking Glass Technologies and its sequel System Shock 2, which also incorporates elements from Alien invasion theory.
- Galerians a PlayStation video game developed by Polygon Magic
- Descent 3 a PC game developed by Outrage Entertainment, which explains that mostly mining robots attacked by an unknown virus and now attacking people.
- the Choose Your Own Adventure book The Computer Takeover by Edward Packard
- The Mechanoid Invasion (and its source books, supplements and sequels) was the first role-playing game from Palladium Books, conceived and written by Kevin Siembieda.
- Splicers a role-playing game set in the midst of a war between humans and a worldwide computer intelligence.
- Gunlok is a squad based action adventure computer game developed by Rebellion.
- Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume is a Japanese post-apocalyptic visual novel and video game.
- KKND2: Krossfire is the sequel to KKnD, as part of its plot, Series 9 are advanced farming robots that have taken it unto themselves to destroy all life.
- Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel as part of its plot, the AI Calculator a fusion of computers and human brains sent army of robots to attack the world.
- Too Human an Xbox 360 video game by Canadian developer Silicon Knights.
- Red Alarm a game for the Nintendo Virtual Boy video game console.
- Rise of the Robots a fighting game
- Vertical Force a vertical shoot-em-up scroller game, with two layers for Nintendo's Virtual Boy video game system.
- RayForce, a Japanese scrolling shooter arcade game.
- RayCrisis, a prequel to RayForce.
- Toxic and Toxic 2, a flash game by Nitrome Limited about a character in a yellow hazmat suit attempting to free the world from a race of robots with a variety of bombs.
- Outlive, a real-time strategy. Earth created robotic lifeforms allegedly to mine Titan's resources, though in reality they were to be used as a secret army. When the plan surfaced, the World Council lost power but the robots returned and occupied the planet in the name of their creators.
- Mass Effect, an RPG/action game. The Quarians accidentally created AI by upgrading their robotic servants until they gained sentience. On realizing their mistake they attempted to destroy the Geth but were ultimately defeated and driven from their homeworlds.
- The Flight of the Conchords song "Humans Are Dead"
- the Hazel O'Connor song The Eighth Day
- The 1998 Fear Factory album Obsolete
- The Tokyo Police Club song "Citizens of Tomorrow"
- The self-titled album by The Protomen.
The decline and fall of the human raceEdit
- The latter part of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine (1895)
- The 1939 cartoon short Peace on Earth by Hugh Harman, in which animals rebuild a post-apocalyptic world after humanity has fought wars to the point of extinction.
- The novel At Winter's End (1988) by Robert Silverberg
- The poem Bedtime Story from Collected Poems 1958–1970 by George Macbeth
- Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun series
- The novel The Camp of the Saints (1973) by Jean Raspail.
- The novel The Bridge (1973) by D. Keith Mano presents a world dominated by a global environmental fascism, where the government ultimately promotes the extinction of the human race by enforced mass suicide, so as to ‘save’ the environment.
- Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End
- The novel City (1952) by Clifford D. Simak
- Friday by Robert A. Heinlein, which portrays human society on a future Earth as slipping into a gradual, but inevitable, collapse.
- Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut. After an ambiguous eradication of the human species, several people on a cruise to the Galápagos Islands get stranded there. Much to the dismay of the only male left, the women of the island continue the human species for thousands of years where they evolve into seal-like creatures.
- Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
- The 1974 John Boorman film Zardoz
- The Japanese manga Biomega, NOiSE, Blame! and Net Sphere Engineer by Tsutomu Nihei
- The Japanese manga and anime The Big O, where humans apparently suffered mass amnesia 40 years prior and are afraid to leave their city, Paradigm. It is a sort of mecha/apocalypse subclass of its own; the protagonist has to battle mechanical beings and other robots who are trying to destroy the remnants of the human race.
- The Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated parody of the barbarian/post-apocalyptic genres, Korgoth of Barbaria
- The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
- The 1979 Australian movie Mad Max depicts a declining civilization.
- Michael Haneke's film Le Temps du Loup (The Time of the Wolf), following a family through the (French?) country side after an undefined catastrophic collapse of civilization.
- The movie A.I. depicts human extinction after 2000 years.
- The manga/anime series Wolf's Rain takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where constant conflicts between nobles leaves whole parts of the earth uninhabited, cities in ruins, and technology rare. Only the nobles possess futuristic ships, and the richest have domed cities where the debilitated earth can still support life. A second apocalypse ends the series, with a presumable renewing of the planet.
- The song In the Year 2525 by Zager and Evans, which describes, stage by stage, the decline of the human race. Covers the 26th, 36th, 46th, 56th, 66th, 76th, 86th and 96th centuries.
- The television series The Future Is Wild, which uses computer animation to simulate the sort of creatures that may evolve from present-day animals. In the world depicted in the series, the human race either has become extinct or has left Earth. The reason is not given.
- The short story "To Serve The Master" By Philip K. Dick
- The 2006 film Children of Men, where the human race has become infertile.
- The 1984 film 1990:The Bronx Warriors In 1990 the Bronx is declared a No Mans Land after a catastrophic uprising.
- The 1997 film The End of Evangelion, in which all humankind are reverted to a "primordial soup" and merged into a single consummate being.
- The The House of the Dead series of video games. Scientist Dr. Curien finds a way to reanimate the dead, though not without disastrous results. Later in the series' timeline, Caleb Goldman uses the undead in his mission to destroy the human race and protect the Earth from further destruction by humans.
- The 2006 novel Return by Clayton J Elliott - in which ecological and social unrest leave a world fighting to find a new relationship to the earth. An anti-technology novel.
- The 2007 film Tooth and Nail Post-apocalyptic movie where a group of survivors, called Foragers, take cover in an old abandoned hospital where the group attempt to re build society. All we know of the apocalypse is that man "Ran out of gas", but not in the sense of oil, just that our time was up.
- The 2001 video game Pikmin and its sequel, the 2004 video game Pikmin 2, is set on an unnamed planet simply called as the planet of the Pikmins, habited by animals and plants. Although it is unnamed in-game, several cutscenes shows it as Earth, or at least a very Earth-like planet. Further hints is man-made objects in both games like the Abstract Masterpiece, a bottle cap, and the Remembered Old Buddy, a R.O.B., as well as the stage based on the Pikmin planet in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Distant Planet, which its data refers to as Earth.
- The 2004 film Idiocracy takes the premise that with no natural predators to thin the population of the world, evolution simply rewards whoever can pass on their genes the fastest, who are depicted as sexually promiscuous drunken brutes. The average IQ is 80 by 2100, 60 by 2200, and 40 by 2505.
Monsters and biologically altered humansEdit
See also Zombie apocalypse
|The Day of the Triffids||1951||Novel||Wyndham, John||About a blinding meteor shower and the bioengineered Triffid plants.|
|Them!||1954||Film||Desert nuclear tests create mutated gigantic ants|
|I Am Legend||1954||Novel||Matheson, Richard||A vampire apocalypse novel, I Am Legend was adapted to film as The Last Man on Earth (1964), The Omega Man (1971) and I Am Legend (2007)|
|Night of the Living Dead||1968||Film||Romero, George||A zombie apocalypse film, Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985) and Land of the Dead (2005) followed Night of the Living Dead.|
|Day by Day Armageddon||2004||Novel||Bourne, J.L.||A zombie apocalypse novel.|
|The Rats quadrilogy||1974||Novel||Herbert, James||The last two novels of The Rats quadrilogy show how after a nuclear war, humanity is overthrown by mutated Giant Black Rats.|
|Moonbane||1989||Novel||Sarrantonio, Al||About a worldwide uprising of werewolves|
|Skeletons||1992||Novel||Sarrantonio, Al||The galaxy passes through a 'cloud' in space, which causes all previously expired creatures on Earth to return to life as bloodthirsty skeletons shrouded in ghostly mirages of their former selves|
|Cadillacs and Dinosaurs||1993||AnimatedTV series||In which dinosaurs reclaim the earth. Based upon the comic series "Xenozoic Tales"|
|28 Days Later||2002||Film||The 2002 film 28 Days Later, and its 2007 sequel 28 Weeks Later|
|Reign of Fire||2002||Film||In which dragons over take human civilization.|
|Trinity Blood||2005||Light novel||Involving a war between humans and vampires.|
|Cell||2006||Novel||King, Stephen||A strange cell phone signal turns ordinary humans into killer zombies.|
|The Quick and the Undead||2006||Film|
|Kairo||2001||Novel||Kurosawa, Kiyoshi||In which the world is overrun by Humanoid Ghosts, and everything is destroyed by them.|
|Gurren Lagann||2007||AnimatedTV series||In which cloned "Beastmen" fight an apocalyptic battle with humanity.|
|The Mist||2007||Film||Based upon the 1980 short story "The Mist" by Stephen King.|
|Dead Set||2008||A UK television series which chronicles a zombie outbreak.|
|The Forest of Hands and Teeth||2009||Film||Ryan, Carrie||Set generations after the zombie apocalypse, a girl struggles against the religious order in her village hoping for life beyond the fences protecting them from the Unconsecrated (zombies) in the surrounding forest.|
|Denizen (2010 film)||2010||Film||Steel, J.A.||“To catch a monster you must become a monster.”|
|Tooth and Nail (novel)||2010||Novel||DiLouie, Craig||Zombie apocalypse from perspective of soldiers deployed in New York City during the outbreak.|
After the fall of space-based civilizationEdit
- Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke
- Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda series
- Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita
- The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
- The Dragon Masters, by Jack Vance
- Dan Simmons's Endymion & The Rise of Endymion
- The Mote in God's Eye by Niven & Pournelle
- Yasuhiro Nightow's Trigun
- The PlayStation video game Xenogears
- Red Dwarf, the British Science-Fiction Sitcom
- Star Man's Son 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton
- Transfusion by Chad Oliver
- Larry Niven's Ringworld, an expedition from earth to find a futuristic planet, a ring surrounding a star, results in the members finding that a meteor puncture in the ring's floor and power failure caused the cities to break apart and civilization to collapse.
- The Last Legionary series by Douglas Hill, in which a lone soldier fights to bring down the organisation which unleashed a deadly radiation against his planet, killing all his people and rendering the planet uninhabitable.
- The computer game Supreme Commander is set at the end of a thousand year long war, called the infinite war, between two separate factions of humans and a race of cyborgs.
- Homeworld- a small human civilization on the desert planet of Kharak on the edge of the galaxy is brought to the brink of extinction for violating a forgotten 5000-year old treaty forbidding them from developing hyperspace technology. The survivors, however, are fortunate to have the use of the recently-completed Mothership - a large colony vessel meant to take them back to their ancient and forgotten homeworld near the center of the galaxy, Hiigara. The game was succeeded by sequels Homeworld: Cataclysm and Homeworld 2.
- Space Viking by H. Beam Piper.
- Resurrection Planet by Lucas Cole. The Second Coming has brought peace on Earth, but the Revived Roman Empire still exists in the outer universe and, as it prepares for one last counterstrike against the Messiah, it desperately needs to maintain ore mining on distant province Sybaris. Seemingly the last refuge for evil, Sybaris is a place where the "dead do not stay dead for long." A 'facilitator' is dispatched to investigate—and subdue—the deadhead uprising, if it truly exists. This novel is possibly the first to directly link its plot to the Millenium—the rule of the Messiah on "Old Earth."
Expanding or Dying SunEdit
- The 1895 novel The Time Machine. Towards the end of the book The Time Traveler witnesses the Suns expansion, causing the death of all life on Earth.
- The 1912 novel The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson, in which the Sun burns out and the last of humanity is sheltered in an arcology from the hostile environment and the creatures adapted for it.
- The 1945 short story Rescue Party by Arthur C. Clarke
- The 1971 short story Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven.
- The 1974 film Where Have All The People Gone? A solar flare destroys virtually all of the human population. One family has survived, and endeavours to travel across America to their family home.
- The 1976 novel A World Out of Time by Larry Niven
- The 1980 novel The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe Followed by The Claw of the Conciliator (1981), The Sword of the Lictor (1981), The Citadel of the Autarch (1982), and The Urth of the New Sun (1987).
- The 1981 novel The Quiet Earth by Craig Harrison Adapted into the 1985 movie of the same name.
- The episode "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars", of J. Michael Straczynski's Babylon 5
- The episode "The End of the World", of the television series Doctor Who
- The novel Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke in which the last survivors of Earth arrive at a distant colony unexpectedly.
- The comic series Just a Pilgrim by Garth Ennis
- The video game "Tetris Worlds"
- The poem "Darkness" by Lord Byron describes the end of life on earth after the sun's extinction.
- The movie "Last Night" by Don McKellar, which follows the lives of several individuals as they cope with their final six hours on Earth before the apparent incineration of the Earth by the sun (the cause of the apocalypse is never directly stated).
- The short story "Finis" by Frank Lillie Pollock where a second sun's light incinerates the Earth.
- The 2007 movie, Sunshine, directed by Danny Boyle. The film follows a spaceship crew in the year 2057 who are tasked with reigniting Earth's dying sun.
- The 2009 movie, "Knowing" tells of a story where the end of the world, caused by a solar flare erupting onto the solar system, is accurately predicted.
Religious and supernatural apocalypse (Eschatological fiction)Edit
- The 1908 novel Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson.
- The 1953 short story The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke, taken from the short story collection of the same name.
- The 2009 apocalyptic fiction series Dominion by Compasse, a supernatural thriller with religious and geopolitical themes. Through seven books, 'the secret language of music has been discovered', and becomes a powerful force in this end-times scenario. Published by Sacrata Dei Press.
- The evangelical Christian film series 1972 A Thief in the Night, sometimes referred to as the Mark IV films.
- A series of films made in the 1990s and 2000s by Cloud Ten Pictures
- The young adult book series Countdown by Daniel Parker, in which a demon wipes out the entire human population save for teenagers.
- The Deadlands: Hell on Earth role-playing game, in which the Earth is reduced to a haunted, radioactive wasteland as a result of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ravaging the planet shortly after an eldritch nuclear war.
- The End of the Age, by Pat Robertson
- The book and film series Left Behind, concerning the Rapture.
- The novels Black Easter and The Day After Judgment by James Blish, in which a black magician brings about the end of the world by releasing all the demons from Hell.
- The Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz
- 1995. The sci-fi anime Neon Genesis Evangelion in which mankind's unearthing of a being known as Adam brings about Second Impact, a catastrophic shockwave which destroys Antarctica and subsequently leads to the extinction of thousands of organisms, the destruction of much of the civilized world, and the deaths of billions. Millions more die from the social and economic troubles which follow this impact and the ensuing wars.
- 2007-Ongoing . Rebuild of Evangelion- remake of the anime series. The first of the four films, Evangelion: 1.0- You are [Not] Alone, debuted in 2007, with the second part, 2.0- You Shall (Not) Advance, debuting in 2009.
- The film The Rapture (1991)
- The 1989 novel The Dead, by Mark E. Rogers. Combines themes of the rapture and zombies.
- The zombie novels The Rising and its sequel City of the Dead by Brian Keene. Rather than the zombies being an infection, as in most zombie fiction; these zombies are reanimated by demonic entities, the sisquisim, from the Old Testament.
- Brian Keene has also written The Conqueror Worms which is a very Lovecraftian tale of one of the last survivors on earth. In the novel, the world floods causing several monsters appear, mainly gigantic, maneating earthworms.
- The novel Shade's Children by Garth Nix, in which a group of extradimensional beings invade earth and cause all human adults to vanish.
- The manga and subsequent anime movies and TV series Silent Möbius by Kia Asamiya. The story is set in a Blade Runner-style world which has been invaded by demonic beings.
- The novel The Taking, by Dean Koontz in which a malevolent demonic force kills off the majority of the human race.
- John Shirley's 2000 novel Demons revolves around a demonic invasion of Earth.
- The Third Millennium (1995) and The Fourth Mellennium (1996), by Paul Meier
- The Tribe 8 role-playing game, in which sadistic demons invade (and conquer) the Earth.
- The Clamp anime X/1999 in which the seven Dragons of Heaven battle the Dragons of Earth to save the world.
- Hellgate: London – computer game released in 2007, where demons and humans are in constant struggle on earth.
- The Doom series of computer games, in which demons invade a human base on Phobos (changed to Mars in Doom 3) and then move on to Earth.
- The 2006 film Pulse and its 2009 sequel Pulse 2: Afterlife.
- The Shadow of Yesterday role-playing game, in which the unification of all people in a fantasy world under a single, supernatural language results in the destruction of a world by what is presumed to be an asteroid that becomes that world's new moon, one that eclipses the sun for a week out of each month.
Social or economic collapseEdit
|Foundation||1951||Novel||Asimov, Isaac.||Mathematician Hari Seldon foresees the fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way.|
|"Last of the Masters, The"||1954||Short story (novelette)||Dick, Philip K.||200 years after a global anarchist revolution, society has stagnated due to the loss of scientific knowledge during the revolt. Elsewhere, the last government, a highly centralized and efficient society, is in hiding from the Anarchist League, a global militia preventing the recreation of any government.|
|Atlas Shrugged||1957||Novel||Rand, Ayn||American society slowly collapses after the country's leading industrialists mysteriously disappear.|
|Dark Future||1988||Miniature wargame||Games Workshop||A role-playing game franchise composed of the game and associated novels and short-story anthologies set within the Dark Future universe.|
|Wolf and Iron||1990||Novel||Dickson, Gordon R.||A man and a wolf band together to survive in an America devastated by financial collapse.|
|Deus Ex: Invisible War||2003||Video game||Ion Storm Inc. (developer)Eidos Interactive(publisher)||After total global economic collapse (an event known simply as 'The Collapse'), all religion is collected into one, which is in conflict with the new world order. Throughout the game, the player can choose to be on either side, affecting the game's outcome.|
|Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen||2005||Film||The world crashed, not with a scream, but just a whimper. The failure of the national power grid caused the government to crumble.|
|Puzzlehead||2006||Film||Bai, James(writer/director)||Set in what looks like Brooklyn, "after the decline", the streets are empty and there seems to be constant random killings.|
|Return||2006||Novel||Elliott, Clayton J.||Ecological and social unrest leave a world fighting to find a new relationship to the earth. An anti-technology novel|
|World Made By Hand||2008||Novel||Kunstler, James||Explores life in an agrarian village in upstate New York after America collapses under the combined trauma of plague, peak oil, global warming, and nuclear terrorism.|
|"Turn Left"(Doctor Who episode #197)||2008||Television series||Davies, Russell T.(writer)||Explores an apocalyptic alternative future in which British society has collapsed due to the death of Doctor.|
|"Resurrection Insurrection"||2008||Short story||Bachard, Kurt||A socio-political story using the theme of a Zombie apocalypse as a framework.|
|Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse||2009||Novel||Rawles, James W.||An apocalyptic survivalist novel about a total socio-economic collapse.|
|American Apocalypse I: Beginning||2009||Novel||nova||An apocalyptic novel describing the slow economic decay and descent into squalor and violence of a failed economic system.|
- The 1885 novel After London by Richard Jefferies; the nature of the catastrophe is never stated, except that apparently most of the human race quickly dies out, leaving England to revert to nature.
- The 1914 novel Darkness and Dawn by George Allan England, in which two characters wake from suspended animation and find that some great disaster has torn an enormous chasm in the Earth and created a second moon.
- The Starlost is a Canadian-produced science fiction television series devised by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV in Canada and on NBC in the United States.
- The 1975 novel Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany.
- The 1978 short story "Trucks" by Stephen King. An unknown phenomenon makes Earth's machines turn against mankind. It was later made into the movie Maximum Overdrive which added an alien invasion subplot.
- The 1978 novel "False Dawn" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Two humans searching for a way to survive in toxic wasteland. Republished in 2001.
- The 1985 picture book Baaa by David Macaulay, in which the human race has somehow gone extinct, leaving sheep to take over the world. The sheep's civilization winds up displaying the same array of economic troubles, overpopulation, and crime, and after a while they too become extinct.
- The Dayworld series by Philip Jose Farmer, in which the reasons for the Dayworld dystopia seems to be a combination involving overpopulation, ecological catastrophe, some sort of disaster that rendered petroleum unusable, and World War III. This is hinted at in the second book, Dayworld Rebel.
- The 1987 novel In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster.
- The 1994 novel Vanishing Point by Michaela Roessner. Life in Silicon Valley 30 years after the mysterious and spontaneous disappearance of 90% of the world's population. The Winchester Mystery House ("The House") serves as a focal point for parallel universes and inexplicable energies that are changing the world and its post-Vanishing children.
- The Emberverse series novels by S. M. Stirling, in which a disaster of indeterminate cause (most speculation within the novels concerns an all-powerful outside force, often facetiously referred to as "Alien space bats") causes electricity, combustion engines, and modern explosives to cease functioning.
- The series of novels set in the world of Wraeththu by Storm Constantine, in which humanity is replaced as the planet's dominant species by a race of mystic hermaphrodites. War and plague ravage the human population, but no single cause is specified.
- The 1988 novel Tea from an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan, set in a cyberpunk world following a vaguely described natural cataclysm.
- Ongoing comic series Wasteland takes place roughly 100 years in the future, where North America is a dustbowl and lacking modern technology.
- The 1997 movie Alien Resurrection features a deleted scene (restored to the film in the Alien Quadrilogy box set) in which Ripley and the other survivors land the Auriga in a devastated Paris. The cause of the destruction is never made clear, but presumably there was a war.
- The 2006 film Android Apocalypse, cause of apocalypse unknown
- The 2006 video game Mother 3, in which a small group of humans escape to a post-apocalyptic utopia after the "old world" is destroyed. While the game never explains what happened to the "old world", they say that the humans were the ones that caused its destruction.
- The 2006 novel Guardando la fine del mondo by Riccardo Deias, set in alternative world and time... link to year 2012.
- The 2006 novel "Night Work" by Thomas Glavinic, in which a man wakes up to find that everyone else has disappeared.
- The 2009 film The Road, based on the 2006 novel of the same name.
- Desolation: Post Apocalyptic Fantasy Roleplaying, a 2008 RPG from Greymalkin Designs.
- The 2004 Flash movie "Salad Fingers" (although a 'great war' is mentioned, it may not be the cause of Salad Fingers' dwelling being in a dilapidated, post-apocalyptic state)
- The 2009 album "Songs From The Floodplain" by Jon Boden
- The 2009 French film Les derniers jours du monde epicts the story of a man, Robinson, who travels across France and Spain during the end of the world.
- The 2008 TV documentary film, Life after People, and the spin-off, Life After People: The Series, document life on earth where the human race had gone extinct. The shows doesn't mention on a cause of the extinction of humans.
See also Edit
- Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
- List of time travel science fiction
- Nuclear holocaust
- Nuclear weapons in popular culture
- Survivalism in fiction
- World War III
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- Quiet Earth - A website dedicated to post apocalyptic media
- Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction - online book by Paul Brians, Professor of English at Washington State University.
- Empty World: Apocalyptic and End of the World Fiction, Film and TV
- Surviving Armageddon: Beyond the Imagination of Disaster - article by Mick Broderick in Science Fiction Studies.
- The Empire of Texas by Rodger Olsen
- Post Apocalyptic Media - Lists of P.A. games / movies / etc
- List of songs related to World War III and nuclear war
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