First published in 1826, Mary Shelley’s novel, replete with Romantic allusions, imagines the world overrun by plague. It tells the story of Lionel, who at the end of the 21st century watches those around him die off until he finds himself the last human alive. Much criticized at the time it was published (reviewers called it “sickening,” the product of a “diseased imagination, and of a most polluted taste”), The Last Man was long overshadowed by the author’s better known Frankenstein. It was re-published in 1965, as scholars were growing interested anew in the idea of human isolation.
I'd imagine that Time wants to make sure that all post-apocalyptic fiction is either completely irrelevant or something published 50 years ago. That's the only way to explain this list.
Hey, if you like post-apoc fiction, check out my book "The Walker in the Dust" on Google Books.
It's about one man who searches for meaning in the wasteland after the death of his wife. It's not wordy, it's very essentialist writing. not like what's out there. Check it out!
Can anyone help me find a new novel by Buzz Aldrin which was mentioned on Radio 4.? A post apocalyptic story of a world where all the population is old and there are no children..the title had "..grey" in it but i can not find any mention of it anywhere. ?
Unfortunately I only discovered the book recently. Was really a great novel to read, or I seem to think so at least. If it wasn't for online shops i probably would never have found it in the first place!
@msimione you rigth
Post-apocalyptic novels usually ask two questions: how does a civilization fall, and what happens afterward? The following novels provide unsettling answers to one or both of these questions. 10 Chilling Post Apocalyptic Novels...