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A Canticle for Leibowitz
A Canticle for Leibowitz By Miller, Walter M. Book - 2006 SF MILLER 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz.

The Pesthouse
The Pesthouse A Novel By Crace, Jim Book - 2007 FICTION CRACE Available in some locations

Annotation:Once the safest, most prosperous place on earth, the United States is now a lawless, scantly populated wasteland. Across the country, families have packed up their belongings to travel eastward toward the one hope left: passage on a ship to Europe.

In the Country of Last Things
In the Country of Last Things By Auster, Paul Book - 1988 FICTION AUSTER 1988 Available in some locations

Annotation:"In the country of last things the masses are homeless, theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death--by arranging either a suicide or assassination--is the only way out. Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, Anna becomes a scavenger in search of objects from the past to sell for food and shelter. But she will also find friendship--and even love--in this devastated world." - (publisher)

The Lathe of Heaven
The Lathe of Heaven A Novel By Le Guin, Ursula K. Book - 2008 SF LEGUIN 2008 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 13 copies

Annotation:In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields.

The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood A Novel By Atwood, Margaret Book - 2009 FICTION ATWOOD 2009 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners--a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life--has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it.

The Brief History of the Dead
The Brief History of the Dead By Brockmeier, Kevin Book - 2006 FICTION BROCKMEIE Available in some locations

Annotation:The City is inhabited by the recently departed, who reside there only as long as they remain in the memories of the living.

The Postman
The Postman By Brin, David Book - 1997 SF BRIN 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:He was a survivor -- a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold.

World Made by Hand
World Made by Hand By Kunstler, James Howard Book - 2008 FICTION KUNSTLER All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 1 copy

Annotation:In the wake of global catastrophes that have destroyed industrial civilization, the inhabitants of Union Grove, a small New York town, do anything they can to get by, as they struggle to deal with a new way of life over the course of an eventful summer.

Wool A Novel By Howey, Hugh Book - 2013 FICTION HOWEY 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 21 copies

Annotation:In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. In a society full of regulations meant to protect the community, Sheriff Holston, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: he asks to go outside. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines.

The Last Policeman
The Last Policeman By Winters, Ben H. Book - 2012 FICTION WINTERS 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:When the Earth is doomed by an imminent and unavoidable asteroid collision, New Hampshire homicide detective Hank Palace considers the worth of his job in a world destined to end in six months and investigates a suspicious suicide that nobody else cares about.

Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake A Novel By Atwood, Margaret Book - 2004 FICTION ATWOOD 2004 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 13 copies

Annotation:A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.

The Dog Stars
The Dog Stars By Heller, Peter Book - 2012 FICTION HELLER 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 29 copies

Annotation:Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors.

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In what's bound to be a gripping read, Margaret Atwood wraps up the story she began in Oryx and Crake and After the Flood. Take a look at some more speculative titles about what might happen before, during and after the world as we know it ends.

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