Episode 5 SciFi Gaming
List of scifi Role Playing Games
2300 AD by GDW
Aftermath! (1981) - by Fantasy Games Unlimited
A I F - free SF rpg by NastiDyne
Albedo RPG - Based on the furry comic book series, Erma Felna by Steve Gallacci
Alternity by TSR
Battlelords of the 23rd Century by SSDC, Inc.
Blue Planet by Biohazard Games
Conspiracy X by Eden Studios, Inc. - aliens, UFOs, and government coverups
C°ntinuum - time travel adventure
Cyberpunk 2020 by R. Talsorian Games; based on the mirror shades authors
d20 Future by Wizards of the Coast
Doctor Who RPG - based on the BBC television series
Dragonstar - where science fiction and fantasy blend perfectly.
Deadlands: Hell on Earth-post-apocalyptic western.
EXO (Spanish - By Ediciones Sombra)
Fringeworthy by Tri Tac Games
FTL:2448 by Tri Tac Games
Gamma World by TSR and now White Wolf
Gatecrasher - A tongue-in-cheek science-fiction & fantasy setting by Grey Ghost Games.
Hard Nova 2 by Precis Intermedia
Heavy Gear by Dream Pod 9
Jovian Chronicles by Dream Pod 9
Judge Dredd by Games Workshop
Judge Dredd by Mongoose Publishing
Legionnaire by FASA (Standalone roleplaying game for the Renegade Legion universe)
Living Steel by Leading Edge Games - Futuristic game on the world of Rhand. Power armor galore.
The Mechanoid Invasion by Kevin Siembieda
Mekton - by R. Talsorian Games (based on Anime Mecha science fiction)
Metabarons Roleplaying Game by West End Games (based on Metabarons comic)
Metamorphosis Alpha (1976)
Multiverser by E.R. Jones and M. Joseph Young
Paranoia - a satire of dystopian futures
Pax Draconis by Technicraft Design - a detailed rules heavy space opera with a percentile system
Phoenix Command by Leading Edge Games
Prime Directive by Task Force Games
Reich Star by Simon Bell and Ken Richardson (1991) as Creative Encounters. Fight Nazis in space.
Rifts by Palladium Games - crossover system
Serenity by Margret Weis Publishing, based on the television series Firefly and the film Serenity.
Shadowrun (cyberpunk fantasy)
Space 1889 by GDW - Victorian Era Sci-Fi (steampunk)
Spacemaster - the SF adaptation of Rolemaster
Space Opera - by Fantasy Games Unlimited
Star Frontiers by TSR
Stargate SG-1 (RPG) by AEG
Star Hero - the SF adaptation of Hero Games' Hero System
Star Trek RPG
Star Wars - the D6 System ancestor published by West End Games
Star Wars - the D20 System version published Wizards of the Coast
Time Lord — Adventures through Time and Space, a Doctor Who RPG
Traveller - by GDW, Marc Miller, now by gurps.
Trinity - by White Wolf
Twilight 2000 by GDW(1984)
Genre of SciFi
* A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
* Alliance-Union universe and Foreigner universe by C. J. Cherryh
* Birthright Universe by Mike Resnick
* Captain Future by Edmond Hamilton
* Childe Cycle by Gordon Dickson
* Crest of the Stars by Hiroyuki Morioka
* The Culture series by Iain M. Banks
* Dune universe by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson *
* Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card
* Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
* Galactic Center Saga by Gregory Benford
* Ian Cormac series by Neal Asher
* Heechee by Frederik Pohl
* Honor Harrington by David Weber
* Hyperion Cantos and Ilium/Olympus by Dan Simmons
* Legend of Galactic Heroes by Yoshiki Tanaka
* Legion of Space Series by Jack Williamson
* Lensman and Skylark series by E. E. Smith
* Night's Dawn Trilogy and Commonwealth Saga/Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton
* Perry Rhodan by K. H. Scheer and Clark Darlton
* Revelation Space universe by Alastair Reynolds
* Known Space by Larry Niven
* Saga of Seven Suns by Kevin J. Anderson
* Saga of the Skolian empire by Catherine Asaro
* The Gap Cycle by Stephen R. Donaldson
* Uplift Universe by David Brin
* Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
* Xeelee Sequence and Destiny's Children by Stephen Baxter
* The Star Wars films, created by George Lucas *
* The Fifth Element written and directed by Luc Besson
* Stargate directed by Roland Emmerich *
* The Chronicles of Riddick directed by David Twohy
* The Last Starfighter directed by Nick Castle
* Flash Gordon
* Babylon 5, created by J. Michael Straczynski *
* Blake's 7, created by Terry Nation
* Battlestar Galactica (original)
* Captain Harlock
* Captain Video
* Doctor Who
* Farscape, created by Rockne S. O'Bannon and Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, directed by Brian Henson
* Firefly, created by Joss Whedon *
* Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda
* Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry *
* Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
* Space Patrol (US)
* Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
List of novels
* The Artificial Kid (1980) by Bruce Sterling
* City Come A-Walkin' (1980) by John Shirley
* The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker
o Software (1982) by Rudy Rucker
o Wetware (1988) by Rudy Rucker
o Freeware (1997) by Rudy Rucker
o Realware (2000) by Rudy Rucker
* The Sprawl trilogy by William Gibson
o Neuromancer (1984) by William Gibson
o Count Zero (1986) by William Gibson
o Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988) by William Gibson
* Schismatrix (1985) by Bruce Sterling
* Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985) by Haruki Murakami
* Cybernetic Samurai (1985) by Victor Milàn
* Eclipse Trilogy (also called A Song Called Youth Trilogy) by John Shirley
o Eclipse (1985)
o Eclipse Penumbra (1988)
o Eclipse Corona (1990)
* Vickers (1986) by Mick Farren
* Psion (1985) by Joan D. Vinge (The Cat Novels)
o Catspaw (1988) by Joan D. Vinge
o Dreamfall (1996) by Joan D. Vinge
* Hardwired (1986) by Walter Jon Williams
o Voice of the Whirlwind (1987) by Walter Jon Williams
* When Gravity Fails (1987) by George Alec Effinger
* Little Heroes (1987) by Norman Spinrad
* Mindplayers (1987) by Pat Cadigan
* Ambient (1987) by Jack Womack (The Ambient Series)
o Terraplane (1988) by Jack Womack
o Heathern (1990) by Jack Womack
o Elvissey (1993) by Jack Womack
o Random Acts of Senseless Violence (1993) by Jack Womack
o Let's Put the Future Behind Us (1996) by Jack Womack
o Going, Going, Gone (2000) by Jack Womack
* Deserted Cities of the Heart (1988) by Lewis Shiner
* Islands in the Net (1988) by Bruce Sterling
* The Long Orbit (1988) by Mick Farren
* Slam (1990) by Lewis Shiner
* The Night Mayor (1990) by Kim Newman
* Mars-The Red Planet (1990) by Mick Farren
* Arachne (1990) by Lisa Mason
o Cyberweb (1995) by Lisa Mason
* Halo (1991) by Tom Maddox
* Synners (1991) by Pat Cadigan
* Fools (1992) by Pat Cadigan
* Snow Crash (1993) by Neal Stephenson
* The Bridge trilogy by William Gibson
o Virtual Light (1993) by William Gibson
o Idoru (1996) by William Gibson
o All Tomorrow's Parties (1999) by William Gibson
* The Difference Engine (1991) by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
* Necrom (1991) by Mick Farren
* Bad Voltage (1991) by Jonathan Littel
* He, She and It (1991) by Marge Piercy
* Crashcourse (1993) by Wilhelmina Baird
o Clipjoint (1994) by Wilhelmina Baird
o Psykosis (1995) by Wilhelmina Baird
* Glimpses (1993) by Lewis Shiner
* Vurt (1993) by Jeff Noon (Vurt Trilogy)
o Pollen (1995) by Jeff Noon
o Nymphomation (1995) by Jeff Noon
* The Hacker and the Ants (1994) by Rudy Rucker
* Heavy Weather (1994) by Bruce Sterling
* Trouble and Her Friends (1994) by Melissa Scott
* Wildlife (1994) by James Patrick Kelly
* Virtual Death (1995) by Shale Aaron
* Fairyland (1995) by Paul J McAuley
* Carlucci's Edge (1995) by Richard Paul Russo
* The Diamond Age (1996) by Neal Stephenson
* Holy Fire (1996) by Bruce Sterling
* Sewer, Gas & Electric (1997) by Matt Ruff
* Lucifer's Dragon (1998) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
* Noir (1998) by K. W. Jeter
* Tea from an Empty Cup (1998) by Pat Cadigan
* Distraction (1998) by Bruce Sterling
* reMix (1999) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
* redRobe (2000) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
* Zeitgeist (2000) by Bruce Sterling
* The Zenith Angle (2004) by Bruce Sterling
* Altered Carbon (2002) by Richard Morgan
* Whole Wide World (2002) by Paul McAuley
* Blood Electric (2002) by Kenji Siratori
* Broken Angels (2003) by Richard Morgan
* Jennifer Government (2003) by Max Barry
* Market Forces (2005) by Richard Morgan
* Hammerjack (2005) by Marc D. Giller
o Prodigal (2006) by Marc D. Giller
* Acidhuman Project (2006) by Kenji Siratori
List of short story anthologies
* Burning Chrome (1986) by William Ford Gibson
* Mirrorshades -The Cyberpunk Anthology (1986) edited by Bruce Sterling
* Patterns (1989) by Pat Cadigan
* Crystal Express (1989) by Bruce Sterling
* Globalhead (1992) by Bruce Sterling
* Hackers (1996) by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois
* A Good Old-Fashioned Future (1999) by Bruce Sterling
* Gnarl! (2000) by Rudy Rucker
* The Ultimate Cyberpunk (2003) edited by Pat Cadigan
Films with Cyberpunk elements
* A Clockwork Orange (1971)
* Soylent Green (1973)
* Mad Max (1979)
o Mad Max 2 (1981)
o Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
* Escape from New York (1981)
o Escape from L.A. (1996)
* Scanners (1981)
* Blade Runner (1982)
* Liquid Sky (1982)
* Videodrome (1983)
* Brainstorm (1983)
* American Cyborg: Steel Warrior (1985)
* Overdrawn At the Memory Bank (1985) — a film which gained wider viewership thanks to its appearance on the eighth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000
* Cherry 2000 (1987)
* RoboCop (1987)
o RoboCop 2 (1990)
o RoboCop 3 (1993)
* The Running Man (1987)
* Akira (1988 anime)
* Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1988)
o Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
* Cyborg (1989)
o Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993)
o Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1995)
* Total Recall (1990)
* Circuitry Man (1990)
* Hardware M.A.R.K.13 (1990)
* Mindwarp (1990) - a movie which is said to have had elements borrowed by The Matrix
* 964 Pinocchio (1991)
* Until the End of the World (1991)
* Freejack (1992)
* The Lawnmower Man (1992)
o Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
* Wax: or the Discovery of Television among the Bees (1993)
* Battle Angel Alita (1993 anime)
* Fortress (1993)
o Fortress 2 (1999)
* Ghost in the machine (1993)
* Acción Mutante (1993)
* Demolition Man (1993)
* Nemesis (1993)
o Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995)
* Brainscan (1994)
* Macross Plus (1994 anime)
* Hackers (1995)
* Strange Days (1995)
* Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
* Virtuosity (1995)
* Ghost in the Shell (1995 anime)
o Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004 anime)
* Menno's Mind (1996)
* Armitage III: Poly Matrix (1997 anime)
* Nirvana (1998)
* Dark City (1998)
* New Rose Hotel (1998)
* eXistenZ (1999)
* The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
* The Matrix (1999)
o The Animatrix (2003)
o The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
o The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
* The 6th Day (2000)
* Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
* Avalon (2001)
* Electric Dragon 80.000V (2001)
* Minority Report (film) (2002)
* Equilibrium (2002)
* Impostor (2002)
* Cypher (2002)
* BLAME! Ver 0.11 (2002 anime)
* Natural City (2003)
* Paycheck (2003)
* I, Robot (2004)
* Appleseed (2004)
* Immortel (Ad Vitam) (2004)
* Paranoia 1.0 (2004) (aka One Point O)
* Casshern (2004)
* The Island (2005)
* A Scanner Darkly (2006)
* Children of Men (2006)
Military science fiction
* Antares Trilogy (Antares Dawn, Antares Passage, Antares Victory) by Michael McCollum
* Apprentice Cruise (2000) by Jack Bagley
* Armor (1984) by John Steakley, inspired by Starship Troopers
* Battlelords of the 23rd Century by SSDC, Inc. Military science fiction roleplaying game system and supplements.
* Bill, the Galactic Hero, (1965) Harry Harrison's parody of space opera such as the Lensman series, as well as of military SF, which was hardly defined as a genre when this was written
* Bio of a Space Tyrant series by Piers Anthony
* Bolo series, imagined and begun by Keith Laumer and continued by additional authors.
* Broken Angels (2003) by Richard Morgan
* C.A.D.S. (Computerized Attack/Defense System) series by John Sievert
* Clash by Night (novel) (1943) by Lawrence O'Donnell
* The Dark Wing and The Dark Path by Walter H. Hunt
* Dread Empire's Fall by Walter Jon Williams
* Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
* Dune series created by Frank Herbert
* Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
* The Fleet series created by David Drake
* The Forever War (1975) by Joe Haldeman, which is rather critical of the military, while sympathetic to the plight of individual soldiers
* Galactic Center Saga by Gregory Benford
* Gaunt's Ghosts series by Dan Abnett
* Hammer's Slammers series by David Drake
* Honor Harrington series by David Weber
* The Invincible (1964) by Stanisław Lem
* John Grimes series by A. Bertram Chandler
* Kaleidoscope Century (1996) by John Barnes
* Legacy of the Aldenata series by John Ringo
* The Man-Kzin Wars series created by Larry Niven
* Northworld series by David Drake
* None But Man by Gordon Dickson
* Old Man's War (2005) and The Ghost Brigades (2006) by John Scalzi
* Phule's Company series by Robert Asprin
* The Seas of Venus by David Drake
* The Serrano Legacy and Vatta's War series by Elizabeth Moon
* Soldier (1954) by Harlan Ellison. Often cited as the basis for the Terminator films.
* The Stainless Steel Rat series by Harry Harrison
* StarFist series by David Sherman and Dan Cragg
* Starship Troopers (1958) by Robert A. Heinlein
* Sten by Chris Bunch and Allan Cole
* There Will Be War series by Jerry Pournelle
* The Things We Leave Behind (2001) by Jack Bagley
* Warbots series by G. Harry Stine
* Yamato series (A Rage In Heaven, The Way Of the Warrior) by Ken Kato
Movies, TV and Anime
* Babylon 5 - TV series
* Battlestar Galactica - the 2003 reimagined miniseries and 2004 television series
* Crest of the Stars by Hiroyuki Morioka (Anime)
* Doctor Who - TV series (episodes featuring the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce)
* Exosquad - animated television series
* Gundam - metaseries; is mostly military SF, with some exceptions (Mobile Fighter G-Gundam is a "fighting anime" show and After War Gundam X is post-apocalyptic)
* Legend of the Galactic Heroes by Yoshiki Tanaka - Anime
* Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles - the CG television series based on the movie and novel
* Space: Above and Beyond - TV series
* Space Battleship Yamato - Anime series, known as Star Blazers in the US
* Starship Operators - Anime
* Stargate SG-1 - TV Series
* Starship Troopers (film) - the movie adaption of the novel
* Star Trek - though primarily concerned with exploration, Starfleet is a military organisation; plots often concern both conflict in space and issues revolving around command structures
Star Wars - a major theme in the prequels is the creation of an army of clones which is then used to establish a dictatorship
* 1956. World Without End by Edward Bernd, starring Hugh Marlowe and the film debut of Rod Taylor. Robust 20th Century men help pale nerds and their beautiful women emerge from underground and retake the post WWIII surface from mutants.
* 1959. On the Beach by Stanley Kramer, starring Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and Ava Gardner. The crew of an American submarine finds temporary safety from the fallout in Australia after the nuclear holocaust.
* 1959. The World, the Flesh and the Devil
* 1962. La Jetée by Chris Marker.
* 1962. Panic in Year Zero!, a 1962 movie about a family that escapes Los Angeles that was devastated by a nuclear attack.
* 1964. Fail-Safe, theatrical release based on the novel of the same name. Drama in which a technical failure causes a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union by the United States. Deals with American and Soviet attempts to prevent escalation into a full-scale nuclear war.
* 1964. Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick, adapting the novel Red Alert by Peter George.
* 1965. The War Game by Peter Watkins.
* 1968. Planet of the Apes, adapted from the novel La planète des singes by Pierre Boule.
* 1971. Glen and Randa
* 1971. The Omega Man. An immune survivor of a biological/nuclear war battles plague-altered quasi-vampires bent on erasing all vestiges of science and technology.
* 1973. Soylent Green. In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.
* 1975. A Boy and His Dog. A young man and his pet dog struggle for survival and encounter strife in a harsh, post-apocalyptic wasteland where food and sex are scarcities.
* 1977. Wizards by Ralph Bakshi. A good wizard and his evil brother battle some two millennia after Armageddon.
* 1977. Damnation Alley. A surviving American ICBM crew sets out across the United States in an armored vehicle in search of survivors in Albany, New York. Loosely based on the novel by Roger Zelazny.
* 1979. Mad Max
* 1981. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
* 1982. The Aftermath
* 1982. Human Highway
* 1983. Barefoot Gen, based on the actual atomic bombing of Hiroshima (not technically post-apocalypse, but rather post-disaster)
* 1983. The Day After. The effects of nuclear war on a Kansas town.
* 1983. Le Dernier Combat by Luc Besson
* 1983. Testament
* 1984. Threads. BBC Television Docudrama.
* 1984. Red Dawn by John Milius
* 1984. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki
* 1984. Sexmisja. A Polish comedy.
* 1985. Def-Con 4
* 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
* 1986. When the Wind Blows by Jimmy Murakami, adapting the graphic novel by Raymond Briggs
* 1987. Cherry 2000
* 1987. Hell Comes to Frogtown
* 1988. Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo
* 1988. Miracle Mile
* 1988. Steel Dawn
* 1989. Cyborg
* 1990. The Blood of Heroes
* 1990. By Dawn's Early Light. The last such film made before the collapse of the Soviet Union, this HBO presentation was based on 1983 novel Trinity's Child.
* 1991. Delicatessen by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro
* 1993. Cyborg 2
* 1996. Star Trek: First Contact. A late-21st century Earth is devastated by nuclear conflict.
* 1997. The Postman, partly based on the David Brin novel
* 1998. Six-String Samurai
* 1999. The Matrix
* 2000. Fail-Safe, televised play based on the novel of the same name directed by Stephen Frears and produced by George Clooney. Drama in which a technical failure causes a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union by the United States. Deals with American and Soviet attempts to prevent escalation into a full-scale nuclear war.
* 2002. Equilibrium. After barely surviving yet another worldwide conflict, mankind rejects all emotion and outlaws all forms of expression which might encourage emotional response.
* 2003. Time of the Wolf
* 2005. The Dead: LIVE
* Day the World Ended
* Radioactive Dreams
* City Limits
* World Gone Wild
* Exterminators of the Year 3000
* The 1960 film adaptation of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine had an atomic war to explain the downfall of civilization.
* She, a low-budget b-movie made in 1982, an extremely loose adaptation of the novel She (novel) by H. Rider Haggard, starring Sandahl Bergman as a post-civilization warrior.
* Numerous other low-budget productions of the 1980s, such as Warriors of the Wasteland and Warrior of the Lost World portray a world of Road Warrior-inspired post-nuclear barbarism.
* 1987. Amerika, an ABC mini-series about the peaceful takeover of United States by the Soviet Union.
* 1990. The Girl from Tomorrow, Australian children's drama in which a girl from the 31st century (after the Northern Hemisphere has been destroyed in the Great Disaster, later revealed to be a nuclear holocaust) becomes stranded in the 20th century. In the sequel, Tomorrow's End, she and her friends fight to prevent history from being changed in such a way that the Southern Hemisphere is destroyed as well.
* 1992. Woops!, a very short-lived sitcom about the survivors of a nuclear war.
* 2002. Jeremiah
* 2006. Jericho (CBS), about the residents of a small Kansas town which remains isolated in the aftermath of a series of nuclear attacks on America.
* 1933. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells, predicting an extended WWII, societal upheaval, and the beginning of space travel. Filmed as Things to Come in 1936.
* 1934. Quinzinzinzili by Régis Messac, also predicting a great WWII that ends with the vanishing of humanity. Only a group of children survives and forms a strange new mankind.
* 1954. Tomorrow! by Philip Wylie
* 1955. The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett, in the aftermath of a nuclear war scientific knowledge is feared and restricted.
* 1957. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (also the films based on the book)
* 1959. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank, the aftermath of a nuclear war in a rural Florida community.
* 1959. A Canticle for Leibowitz and later its sequel Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, both by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
* 1961. Dark Universe by Daniel F. Galouye.
* 1963. Triumph by Philip Wylie
* 1967. Ice by Anna Kavan. Nuclear winter is encroaching the entire planet.
* 1968. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, filmed as Blade Runner.
* 1970. The Incredible Tide by Alexandar Key.
* 1971. Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy.
* 1980. Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban.
* 1982. Survivors by John Nahmlos.
* 1983. Trinity's Child
* 1984. Brother in the Land by Robert Swindells
* 1985. The Postman by David Brin and the 1997 movie of the same name.
* 1988. The Last Ship by William Brinkley.
* 1997. Aftermath by Levar Burton. American civilization crumbles after a civil war pitting blacks against whites and a devastating earthquake.
* 1999. Resurrection Day by Brendan DuBois, set 10 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated into nuclear war.
* 2001. Project Phoenix: Dead Rising by Darrin Brent Patterson.
* 2004. Cowl by Neal Asher.
* 2006. The Road (novel) by Cormac McCarthy. A father and son's post-apocalyptic tale of survival.
* Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley. Also screenplay.
* Apokalipsa wedlug Pana Jana by Robert J. Szmidt
* By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benet.
* Children of the Dust by Louise Lawrence
* Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny, and a movie made from it
* Deathlands by James Axler, set a hundred years after a nuclear exchange between the U.S. and USSR in 2001 destroys most of the world.
* Deus Irae by Philip K. Dick in collaboration with Roger Zelazny
* Die Letzten Kinder Von Schewenborn by Gudrun Pausewang. In German.
* Down to a Sunless Sea by David Graham of the last plane out of a fall-of-Saigon-like New York City
* Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb by Philip K. Dick
* Emergence by David R. Palmer
* Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein
* Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks
* Fitzpatrick's War by Theodore Judson
* Gibbon's Decline and Fall by Sheri S. Tepper
* Hiero's Journey (1983), The Unforsaken Hiero (1985), by Sterling E. Lanier - A "metis" priest/killman quests across post-apocalyptic northeastern North America, seven thousand years in the future.
* Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald
* Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson, and the film based on it
* Malevil by Robert Merle
* Masters of the Fist and The Long Mynd by Edward P. Hughes
* Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
* Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov. (A later book, Robots and Empire, gave a different explanation)
* Pulling Through by Dean Ing
* Red Alert by Peter George. Filmed as Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick.
* Star Man's Son by Andre Norton
* Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
* The Chrysalids (U.S. title: Re-Birth) by John Wyndham
* The City of Ember and its sequel, The People of Sparks, and prequel, The Prophet of Yonwood, by Jeanne DuPrau
* The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper
* The Goodness Gene by Sonia Levitin
* The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
* The King Awakes and The Empty Throne by Janice Elliott, set in a Medieval-style society several generations after a nuclear war. Both novels deal with the return of King Arthur and his friendship with a youth from the post-holocaust world
* The Last Children by Gudrun Pausewang, set in post-holocaust Germany
* The Last War by Kir Bulychev
* The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
* The Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick
* The Steel, the Mist and the Blazing Sun by Christopher Anvil
* The World Ends in Hickory Hollow by Ardath Mayhar
* The World Jones Made by Philip K. Dick
* The Year Of The Quiet Sun by Wilson Tucker
* This is the Way the World Ends by James Morrow
* Time Capsule by Mitch Berman
* Warday by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka
* World War Z by Max Brooks
* Yellow Peril in Chinese by activist Wang Lixiong under the pseudonym Bao Mi, about a nuclear civil war in the People's Republic of China
* Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien
* Series The Amtrak Wars by Patrick Tilley
* Series Horseclans by Robert Adams
* Series Hungry City Chronicles by Phillip Reeve
* Series Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody
* Series Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
* Series The Ashes by William W. Johnstone
* Series The Pelbar Cycle by Paul O. Williams
* Series The Survivalist by Jerry Ahern, first novel Total War from 1981
* Series Traveler by D. B. Drumm, first novel First, You Fight from 1984
* Series Wingman by Mack Maloney, follows a former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot trying to restore a balkanized and largely disarmed United States of America while flying the last remaining F-16 Fighting Falcon in existence
* Series and anime films Vampire Hunter D, set ten thousand years after a nuclear war occurs in 1999
* Trilogy The Greatwinter Trilogy by Sean McMullen
Trilogy The Uglies Trilogy: Uglies, Pretties, and Specials by Scott Westerfeld
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