We all have selected books that we want to read and its there for months. But what will happen if apocalypse is very close. Luckily, today we have listed 10 best books based on apocalyptic world. Read them before world ends.
10 BEST BOOKS BASED ON APOCALYPTIC WORLD
- The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
- Robocalypse by Daniel Wilson
- Severance by Ling Ma
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
- Zone One by Colson Whitehead
- Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
- Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam
- AI Apocalypse by William Hertling
- Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
Set in a post apocalyptic world where children die before the age of 20 due to a disease called ‘posies’, this book follows our protagonist Ice Cream as she sets out to find a cure for the disease. The book makes liberal use of invented language and worldbuilding, and is one to definitely look out for.
Robocalypse by Daniel Wilson
This action filled science fiction of epic proportions is exactly what its title signifies – a robot apocalypse. As technology festers and grows to become more potent than humans, the immensely powerful AI Archos takes the persona of a shy, timid boy. The process of taking over the world begins, but is too slow to be registered. However, a handful of random humans spread across the world notice the glitches and think something is fishy. What ensues is a terrifying and mind-boggling story.
Severance by Ling Ma
At the centre of this novel is Cadence Chen, the daughter of two recently deceased Chinese immigrants to America and a millennial drone. And then a plague sweeps New York, annihilating masses. But somehow she isn’t infected and continues anonymously blogging about the apocalypse. But soon she must enlist the help of others if she is to survive and that’s where the real story begins.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Set in the wee endings of the 19th century, this novel follows a multitude of characters navigating their circumstances in different places across the globe. At varied points, their lives intersect and unfold in mysterious ways, including an apocalypse.
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
This book is set in a post nuclear world where genocide is prevalent and mass extermination of a community is in order. When one of the aggressors rapes the only survivor of the victim village, she escapes and gives birth to a special child born with the destiny to avenge her ancestors. She is brought up under the mentorship of a wise and mystical shaman. The book follows the redemptive journey of the community through this girl.
Zone One by Colson Whitehead
This horror novel takes place in a post apocalyptic world ravaged by a pandemic. As the pandemic recedes, everyone in America struggles to restore the world to normalcy. The story is from the perspective of Mark Spitz, alternating between his current life of restoration and repair, and flashbacks of deadly trauma. But just as things are falling into a routine, they start falling apart again.
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
This book combines the genres of romance and post apocalyptic science fiction as it tells the story of two friends, Snowman and Crake, who loved the same beautiful girl, Oryx. With intense worldbuilding and an engaging plot, this story is riveting and heartwarming.
Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam
This follows a couple, Amanda and Clay who set out on a weekend getaway to a luxurious mansion in New York. However, the actual owners of the house, panicking due to a blackout that sweeps the entire city, interrupt their peace. With an apocalypse tearing down all technology, the two couples must navigate their lives without it, while attempting escape the demon of loneliness.
AI Apocalypse by William Hertling
The second novel in the singularity series is the story of teenager Leon Tsarev. His uncle forces him to create a virus for the mob’s botnet, which is a group of smart computers the mob uses to commit digital crimes. Leon’s virus becomes too potent and starts infecting the whole world. It falls upon Leon and his companions to save the world from this deadly virus.
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
The first book in the Earthseed series follows an apocalyptic world in 2025, where Laura and her family reside in one of the only safe neighbourhoods. As her father tries to rescue people, she struggles with her condition of hyper empathy. But when her father dies, it falls upon Lauren to continue his legacy.