Earth Abides

I know of course that Pandemia is not the first story to address a post-apocalyptic world. I was surprised however at just how many other stories have been written and how old some of them are:

Alas, Babylon
Amnesia Moon
Apollyon (novel)
Arc Light (novel)
Armageddon (novel)
Assassins (LaHaye novel)
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Catching Fire
The Children’s Hospital
Dark December
The Dead and the Gone
Dead Heat (novel)
Deadline (Grant novel)
Desecration (novel)
The Diamond of Darkhold
Dies the Fire
Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb
Earth Abides
Emergence (novel)
Engine Summer
Eternity Road (novel)
The Fifth Sacred Thing
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Galápagos (novel)
The Gate to Women’s Country
The Genocides
Glorious Appearing
God’s Grace
The Hunger Games
I Am Legend (novel)
In High Places (Turtledove)
The Indwelling
The Iron Dream
The Last Centurion
The Last Jihad
The Last Ship
Left Behind (novel)
The Long Loud Silence
The Long Tomorrow (novel)
Lords of the Psychon
Lucifer’s Hammer
A Meeting at Corvallis
Monster Island (novel)
Monster Nation (novel)
Monster Planet (novel)
The Moon Maid
Mother of Storms
The Night Eternal
Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction
One Second After
Out of the Ashes (Ashes series)
The Passage (novel series)
The Passage (novel)
Patriots Novels Series
Pebble in the Sky
The People of Sparks
Possession (Johnson novel)
The Postman
The Remnant (LaHaye novel)
Resurrection Day
The Road
The Scarlet Plague
Shatter Me
Ship Breaker
A Signal Shattered
Signal to Noise (novel)
Soul Harvest
The Stand
The Star-Crowned Kings
Swan Song (novel)
Tribulation Force
The Twelve (novel)
The Unincorporated Man
The Valley-Westside War
WThe Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury
The Wanderer (Fritz Leiber novel)
World War Z
The Years of Rice and Salt

Earth Abides was written in 1949!

Perhaps some upstart in sixty years from now will be surprised to find Pandemia.

My biggest inspiration is The Survivalist series by Jerry Ahern. I devoured those books during the mid to late eighties.

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