In this 2007 nonfiction work, journalist Alan Weisman travels the world, interviewing evolutionary biologists, archaeologists and other scientists to find out what Earth would look like should the human race suddenly die off. What does he find? Life does go on. But on a planet lacking creatures with opposable thumbs, certain things begin to go to crap. Within two days, New York City’s subway tunnels would fill with water and within weeks, the world’s nuclear plants would deteriorate completely. The good news? After about 100,000 years, carbon dioxide levels would return to what they were before humans existed. The Washington Post called the book “a really cool thought experiment” and TIME called it “a pleasantly morbid parlor game.”
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...