Alas, babylon by pat frank, on the beach by nevil shute, the compound by s. Extraparliamentary dissent in france and germany 1981. He writes the civil war series including the gettysburg trilogy, pacific war series and revolutionary war series aka george washington series. Jan 25, 2018 the day after midnight entered the market in a veritable glut of nuclear war books.
The true story of the cias secret war on nuclear trafficking by catherine collins and douglas frantz. Acts of faith, hans konings scenario, warns of a danger of global nuclear war arising from the hispanic connections of the united states. The top one or two books in each category are listed at the beginning of each page. Published in 1895, it relates the story of an english scientist who travels forwar. Many readers suggested anthony beevors books stalingrad and the fall of berlin 1945. Of course, with the dropping of atomic bombs by the u. This is the story of the preparations for war which every day impinge on tire lives of pacific islanders caught on the cutting edge of the nuclear arms race. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Oct 04, 2015 here is a list of 10 books fiction that are about post nuclear and other mass destruction war scenarios. In the book the soviet union responds to the us deploying a star warslike missile defense system with a limited nuclear strike. This category may require frequent maintenance to avoid becoming too large. The monks in a catholic monastery in an american desert are attempting to preserve books that could save humanity. Short story about a nuclear war that no one notices.
Weve compiled a diverse list of some of the best books about nuclear weapons. Presidents, generals, and the secret history of nuclear war. The cold war is revisited twenty years after its ending, with the use of new archives and memories of its contemporaries. Of course, we live in a world where nuclear war was a reality, where. Top 10 books on nuclear war best book recommendations.
A day called x cbs, 1957 adventure time cartoon network, 20102018 american horror story. A books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Heres a chart of the top postapocalyptic science fiction books, and when were in a postapocalyptic golden age. Tim obriens more discursive narrative, the nuclear age, breaks out in desperate little cries, like. This is a list of apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction works as portrayed in literature, film, television, and, comics apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of civilization due to a potentially existential catastrophe such as nuclear warfare, pandemic, extraterrestrial attack, impact event, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity. Generals, and the secret history of nuclear war fred kaplan. A guide for current and historic us government resources on how to prepare for a nuclear attack or environmental emergency from west. Episodes 1 to 6 kindle edition by kelly, kent david. This list of nuclear holocaust fiction lists the many works of speculative fiction that attempt to describe a world during or after a massive nuclear war, nuclear holocaust, or crash of civilization due to a nuclear electromagnetic pulse.
One man searches for meaning in the wasteland after the death of his wife, finding it in unexpected places. Nuclear wars are quite annihilating than any other wars. Nuclear blackmail and sabotage novels proliferated, especially in britain, for an audience that yearned for simpler days. Nuclear war fiction fiction and non fiction elements grade 5 non fiction fiction flash fiction pulp fiction prose fiction science fiction introduction to fiction crime fiction fire up your fiction fitness or fiction how to write spy fiction erotic fiction fiction grammer fiction for dummies fiction books fiction amharic pdf fiction amharic. Both show the interactions among various kinds of societies that have developed in the centuries of recovery. The 14 best military nonfiction books of alltime americas. Ellsberg recounts with precision both public and top secret arguments over american nuclear war policy during the three decades after. The bomb is a sequel of sorts to the wizards of armageddon, kaplans 1983 book about the cold warera. Postapocalyptia, british postapocalyptic books, world war 3iiithree fiction, best young adult fiction about the end of the world, nobe. The day after midnight entered the market in a veritable glut of nuclear war books at least, according to a count by publishers weeklythat followed the success of schells work. The only post nuclearstrike nonfiction ive read is hiroshima by john hershey. This vibrant fiction genre could be renamed what if books.
Here, they choose five novels depicting a fictional world war three that served as inspiration. Order of newt gingrich books newt gingrich is an american author of alternate history novels and non fiction books. In a world awash with statistics about global nuclear supremacy, a simple fiction about daily life in a. What is the most realistic depiction of nuclear war in fiction. On the beach by nevil shute, the martian chronicles by ray bradbury, alas, babylon by pat frank, the 40 minute war by janet e. This work of fiction is presented in the style of a report from a government commission. Two of americas leading defence experts, p w singer and august cole, turned to science fiction to explore the prospect of a future war, and how existing technology might be used in one. The manhattan project in postcold war new mexico 2006. The nuclear war science fiction of the early 1960s rose to new heights as writers took up the challenge signified by the achievements of authors in 1959, and as the field as a whole matured with the advent of a new generation of writers bent on wrenching science fiction out of the pulp ghetto. Staying engaged in the effort to prevent nuclear war requires an understanding of the history of.
The only postnuclearstrike nonfiction ive read is hiroshima by john hershey. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading from the fire an epic novel of the nuclear holocaust. The population of the world has been decimated by nuclear war, with many plants and animals also made extinct. They are non fiction books which relate to uranium mining, nuclear weapons andor nuclear power american prometheus. This category contains fictional works books, films, games that speculate about a world war iii. While the setting is an allout nuclear war that is not the real story, the two main characters sophie and silas are. Here is a list of 10 books fiction that are about post nuclear and other mass destruction war scenarios. Since the golden age of post apocalyptic fiction in the 1950s, the literary landscape has grown darker and more bleak by the year. From the fire an epic novel of the nuclear holocaust. Top 10 books on nuclear war best book recommendations, best. Apocalypse fx, 2018 battlestar galactica scifi, 2003, 20042009 buck rogers in the 25th. It reads more like alternate history now, but it was a brutal hard science fiction take on what nuclear war would do to 1980s america. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. List of apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction wikipedia.
Revisiting the paranoia of the cold war era, this list will envelope books involving an end times scenario via our nuclear appetite. It is dark with some rays of hope here and there but the journey through the book is dark indeed. Top 10 books about the cold war the long, nuclear armed standoff that followed the second world war was a terrifying parody of peace which inspired some brilliant literature francesca kay. Books about submarine warfare what should i read next. Poul andersons maurai series 19591983 takes place after a nuclear war, and his hugo and prometheus awardwinning story no truce with kings takes place after a cataclysmic war. There always seems to be someone somewhere sure that these are the end times. Of course, we live in a world where nuclear war was a reality, where nuclear weapons have been used in combat, at hiroshima and nagasaki. If youd like to see our picks for fiction, click here.
After yesterdays world war ii fiction post, now its time for the nonfiction. Jan 20, 2016 top 10 books about the cold war the long, nucleararmed standoff that followed the second world war was a terrifying parody of peace which inspired some brilliant literature francesca kay. What if the confederates won the american civil war. The struggle for survival in a small florida town after a nuclear war cuts it off from the rest of civilization. The untold story of american submarine espionage by sherry sontag, heroes beneath the waves. This is a very moving book, it was hard to put down.
The 50 best post apocalyptic books from nuclear armageddon to bioengineered super plague, humanity has a timeless fascination with the end of the world. In this article, we shall discuss some bestselling books on nuclear war. Postcold war conflict deterrence, by national research council commission on physical sciences, mathematics, and applications page images and partial html at nap strategy in the missile age 1959, by bernard brodie pdf files with commentary at filed under. A handbook of survival in nuclear attack, by roger s.
Miller was part of a bomber crew that helped destroy the monte cassino monastery in italy during world war ii and that experienced served as an inspiration. A saga of churchill, family, and defiance during the blitz. Oct 31, 2019 non fiction books search this guide search. Nonfiction books nuclear disaster preparedness and civil. Non fiction books the s s officers armchair by daniel lee 1 oct after discovering a stash of personal documents covered in swastikas and sewn into the cushion of an armchair, daniel lee follows the trail of cold calls, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of. Pages in this category should be moved to subcategories where applicable. Nov 16, 2016 traditional nuclear war fiction seemed incongruent in this setting. The books below are numbered but not in rank order. List of apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction post.
Nov 16, 2016 the original edition is titled nuclear holocausts. Atomic war in fiction 18951984 kent state university press, 1987, out of print. Top 10 books about the cold war books the guardian. These are our picks for best military nonfiction books of alltime. We remember this festival and also look at some of the best fiction and non fiction about nuclear warfare. P w singer and august cole choose the best books on world war iii. How societies choose to fail or succeed by jared diamond, with speed and viol. The philosophy of nuclear deterrence kept the cold war from heating up, but initiated an arms race and would have required u. A carol for another christmas abc, 1964, rod serling tv. Newt gingrich is an american author of alternate history novels and non fiction books.
Staying engaged in the effort to prevent nuclear war requires an understanding of the history of nuclear weapons and the impact their use and production has had on people and the planet. End of the world literature postapocalyptic fiction. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of vietnam war books from war narrative to immigrant story, from mystery to political, from metafiction to. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for fiction, this debut novel could fit into half a dozen genres of vietnam war books from war narrative to immigrant story, from mystery to political, from metafiction to historical and even dark comedy. In addition to the top 10 nonfiction books listed above, i have put together more specific book recommendations by category. Not even during the cold war were science fiction books about the apocalypse and life afterward so popular. This is a list of apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction works, sorted by the nature of the catastrophe portrayed. A carol for another christmas abc, 1964, rod serling tv film. On the grounds of concise description, we will deal in brief of the top 10 books on nuclear war.219 1471 1196 703 1191 414 864 1425 395 1163 1153 1279 198 597 640 217 1068 675 1207 1042 1496 1160 97 1013 680 1063 868 913 1344 489 437 1063 840 1122 387 1034 1152 211 1339 1097 695 234 527 1484