Phew! Boy am I glad that’s over!

Hey there fabulous blog audience! We hope you have had a fair to middling 2020 (because what more could you hope for, really?) Next year will certainly be better – I mean, it has to be…..right?

Seeing as we like to keep spirits high and hope on the horizon, we have put together a cheerful and comforting list of Post-Apocalyptic fiction books, comics and E-books to help you celebrate the start of a fabulous new year. Here’s to the future!

In the words of the immortal D:ream – Things can only get better.


There are also an endless supply of dystopian futures in our Young Adult section of the library that you can still enjoy as adults. Check out our previous post here.

And you can get even more in our Newmarket Collection: Plague, Isolation and Dystopia.

Book cover for  Wool

In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. 
Wool is an incredibly addictive series that will keep you absolutely enthralled throughout.

Book cover for  Wanderers : a novel

Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and her sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. As the rest of society collapses all around them — and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them — the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. 

Book cover for  Trail of lightning

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.

Book cover for  The road

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged, nuclear landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the roadthe clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food – and each other. 

Book cover for The stand

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil.His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms.

Book cover for World War Z

It began with rumours from China about another pandemic. Then the cases started to multiply and what had looked like the stirrings of a criminal underclass, even the beginnings of a revolution, soon revealed itself to be much, much worse. Faced with a future of mindless, man-eating horror, humanity was forced to accept the logic of world government and face events that tested our sanity and our sense of reality.

Book cover for  The Walking Dead (2003), Volume 1

For those who didn’t know – The Walking Dead was originally a comic book series: Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. 

Book cover for   Bird box

If you’ve seen the film on Netflix – it’s time to read the book. Malorie raises the children the only way she can: indoors, with the doors locked, the curtains closed, and mattresses nailed over the windows.The children sleep in the bedroom across the hall, but soon she will have to wake them and blindfold them.Today they will risk everything. Today they will leave the house.