Ozymandias by Horace Smith
February 3, 2012 Fiction
In Egypt’s sandy silence, all alone,Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throwsThe only shadow that the Desert knows:—“I am great OZYMANDIAS,” saith the stone,“The Kin... Read More
A Tale by Edward Thomas
There once the wallsOf the ruined cottage stood.The periwinkle crawlsWith flowers in its hair into the wood. In flowerless hoursNever will the bank fail,With everlasting flowersOn fragments of blue pl... Read More
Darkness by Lord Byron
January 27, 2012 Fiction
Darkness is a poem written by Lord Byron in July 1816. That year was known as the Year Without a Summer – this is because Mount Tambora had erupted in the Dutch East Indies the previous year, ca... Read More
A Plutonium Record by Maria Stanislav
September 19, 2011 Fiction
This would be done in the memory of all musicians survived by their art… The world has ended. Not entirely – it never really does that. Yet many things would never be the same again. As ... Read More
The by Brent Knowles
June 12, 2011 Fiction
This is a story about the early years of the post apocalyptic hero Wanderer and tells of his search for his missing wife. He has not yet found his battlesuit and his foes in this tale are his fello... Read More
Bad Hand Man by KH Koehler
In the post-apocalyptic world of the Skillet, fourteen-year-old Jake Stryker lives a miserable existence as an indentured slave to the Crayton clan. Then the Bad Hand Man blows into town and Jake̵... Read More
Falling Skies Prequel Web Comic
June 11, 2011 Fiction
In the heart of Boston, following the devastating events of an alien invasion, history professor Tom Mason and his sons meet up with the 2nd Mass, a militia group determined to wipe out the aliens. ... Read More
Your Blinded Hand by Tennessee Williams
April 24, 2011 Fiction
Suppose thateverything that greens and growsshould blacken in one moment, flower and branch.I think that I would find your blinded hand.Suppose that your cry and mine were lost among numberless criesi... Read More
Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
“Nightfall” is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov, about the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated at all times on all sides. It was later adapted ... Read More
Rescue Party by Arthur C. Clarke
“Rescue Party” is a short story by Arthur C. Clarke, first published in Astounding Science Fiction in May 1946. It was his first story that he sold, though not the first actually published... Read More
Finis by Frank L. Pollack
April 22, 2011 Fiction
Finis is the story of a new star that is discovered which turns out to be a new, hotter sun. It is a short, but hard hitting story which shows a man and woman, who stay up the night to watch the ... Read More
The Mantooth by Christopher Leadem
Ten thousand years after nuclear holocaust, Earth has reverted to the savage garden, and Man to his Neanderthal roots. Yet a man-child is born, fully human, and a young woman wakes to find the world... Read More
Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman
You’re all alone in a deserted city. You walk down an empty street, yearning for the sight of one living face—one moving figure. Then you see a man on a corner and you know your terror h... Read More
The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
The Machine Stops is a short science fiction story. It describes a world in which almost all humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual lives in isolation in a... Read More
The Gun by Philip K. Dick
Nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life … and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would b... Read More
The Star by H. G. Wells
The people of Earth awaken to the notion that a strange luminous object has irrupted, into the Solar System, after much disturbing the normal orbit of the planet Neptune. Indeed, such object is a lumi... Read More
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The book’s protagonist is an amateur inventor or scientist living in London who is never named; he is identified simply as The Time Traveller. Having demonstrated to friends using a miniature ... Read More
The Scarlet Plague by Jack London
The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912. The story takes place in 2073, sixty years after an uncontrollable ep... Read More
The Doomsman by Van Tassel Sutphen
The state of civilization in 2015 New York will closely resemble that of England in the early days of Saxon settlement — primitive people will dwell sparsely in patriarchal stockades and will ... Read More
The Last American by J.A. Mitchell
The astounding discoveries of Khan-li of Dimph-yoo-chur have thrown floods of light upon the domestic life of the Mehrikan people. He little realized when he landed upon that sleeping continent what... Read More
The World Set Free by H. G. Wells
March 30, 2011 Fiction
The World Set Free is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is considered to foretell nuclear weapons.  It had appeared first in serialized form with a different ending as A Propheti... Read More
The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
The Purple Cloud is a “last man” novel by the British writer M. P. Shiel. It was published in 1901. H. P. Lovecraft later praised the novel as exemplary weird fiction, “delivered wit... Read More
The Last Man by Mary Shelley
The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. Public domain, available on... Read More
The Last Man by Thomas Hood
Another early poem with a “modern” post-apocalyptic feel to it, The Last Man by Thomas Hood from 1824. Mary Shelley’s novel of the same name was published two years later, and was ... Read More