Welcome, fellow post-apocalyptic readers! Here is version 1 of the my
collection. I take no credit for any scanning or whatnot, just compilation.
Contained in this collection:
Aldiss, Brian - Greybeard.lit
Aldiss, Brian W - Hothouse.doc
Atwood, Margaret - Oryx and Crake.html
BeauSeigneur, James - Christ Clone Trilogy
Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale.pdf
Brin, David - The Postman.lit
Brunner, John - The Sheep Look Up.lit
Butler, Octavia - Parable of the Sower.lit
Butler, Octavia - Parable of the Talents [pdf].pdf
Crace, Jim - The Pesthouse (v1.0).html
Dick, Philip K - Dr Bloodmoney.lit
Frank, Pat - Alas, Babylon 2.0.txt
Leiber, Fritz - Gather, Darkness!.pdf
Matheson, Richard - I Am Legend.txt
McCarthy, Cormac - The Road.html
McDevitt, Jack - Eternity Road.lit
McIntyre, Vonda - Dreamsnake.lit
Milller, Walter M - A Canticle for Leibowitz.txt
Niven, Larry - Lucifer's Hammer.txt
Norton, Andre - Daybreak 2250 AD.lit
Norton, Andre - No Night Without Stars.txt
Sheffield, Charles - Aftermath 1 - Aftermath.pdf
Sheffield, Charles - Aftermath 2 - Starfire.pdf
Smith, Mitchell - Snowfall Trilogy
Stewart, George R - Earth Abides.lit
Varley, John - Millennium.rtf
Wilhelm, Kate - Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.rtf
Wyndham, John - The Chrysalids.doc
Zelazny, Roger - Damnation Alley.lit
Keep in mind that a few of these titles aren't exactly post-apocalyptic
(meaning that a major event hasn't wiped out most of the planet or
humankind), but they do follow the theme to a degree. For example, John
Brunner's "The Sheep Look Up" tells the story of an Earth with a growing
issue with pollution and its effects on mankind.
Admittingly, I haven't read all of these, but I do recommend Walter Smith's
"A Canticle for Leibowitz" and Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" if you haven't
dove into the genre before.
More to come!....once I find them.
Q: So, what do I need to start reading?
A: The eBooks are in different formats, so you may need a couple of
programs. Foxit Reader is great for PDFs, Microsoft Reader for *.lit eBooks,
and your web browser of choice can read the *.html and *.txt files.
Q: Hey! I use Linux! I can't read the *.lit files!
A: Go to http://www.convertlit.com/ and read up. The program there will work
with Wine (http://www.winehq.org); I've done this myself using both the
command line tool and GUI. Maybe I'll convert them for you in a future
Q: Some of these are formatted too well.
A: What do you want for free? Go buy the actual book.
A few PA links:
The ultimate PA Movie Download List: