A provisional list of fiction, poetry, film, and non-fiction on the topic of catastrophe or apocalypse.
Compiled by Derek Woods, PhD student in English and predoctoral fellow in CENHS. Many thanks to Brent Bellamy for dozens of additions to the list!
Last updated 22 September 2014.
“Changing Climates.” Theory, Culture, and Society, Special Issue on Climate Change, 2010.
“Deconstruction in the Anthropocene.” Special Issue of Oxford Literary Review, 2012.
“Deconstruction, Environmentalism, and Climate Change. Special Issue of Oxford Literary Review, 2010.
Adrian, Chris. The Children’s Hospital, 2006.
Aldiss, Brian. Greybeard, 1964.
Aldiss, Brian. Earthworks, 1965.
Aldiss, Brian. The Hothouse, 1961.
Alexander, Marcus. The Oblivion Society, 2007.
Amsterdam, Steven. Things We Didn’t See Coming, 2010.
Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason. Ill Wind, 1995.
Apter, Emily. “Planetary Dysphoria,” 2013.
Aradau, Claudia and Rens Van Munster. Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown, 2011.
Atwood, Margaret. MaddAddam, 2014.
Atwood, Margaret. Oryx and Crake, 2004.
Atwood, Margaret. The Year of the Flood, 2010.
Auster, Paul. In the Country of Last Things, 1987.
Bacigalupi, Paolo. The Windup Girl, 2009.
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker, 2010.
Baker, Will. Shadow Hunter, 1993.
Baker, Will. Star Beast, 1996.
Ballard, J.G. The Drowned World, 1962.
Ballard, J.G. The Wind from Nowhere,1961.
Ballard, J.G. The Drought, 1965.
Balmer, Edwin and Phillip Whylie. After Worlds Collide, 1934.
Balmer, Edwin and Phillip Whylie. When Worlds Collide, 1933.
Barnes, John. Directive 51, 2010.
Bartheleme, Donald. “The Balloon,” in Sixty Stories, 1981.
Baucom, Ian. “Postcolonial Studies in an Age of Natural Science,” 2012.
Bear, Greg. Blood Music, 1985.
Berman, Mitch. Time Capsule, 1988.
Blanchot, Maurice. The Writing of Disaster, 1980.
Boyett, Steven R. Ariel, 1983.
Boyett, Steven R. Elegy Beach: A Book of the Change, 2009.
Boyett, Steven R. Mortality Bridge, 2011.
Boyle, T.C. After the Plague, 2001.
Boyle, T.C. When the Killing’s Done, 2011.
Boyle, T.C. A Friend of the Earth, 2000.
Brackett, Leigh. The Long Tomorrow, 1955.
Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles, 1950.
Bradley, Darin. Noise, 2010.
Brassier, Ray. “Solar Catastrophe: Lyotard, Freud, and the Death Drive,” 2003.
Brassier, Ray. Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction, 2007.
Braziel, James. Birmingham, 35 Miles, 2008.
Braziel, James. Snakeskin Road, 2009.
Brin, David. The Postman, 1985.
Brinkley, William. The Last Ship, 1988.
Brooks, Max. The Zombie Survival Guide, 2003.
Brooks, Max. World War Z, 2007.
Brown, Eric. Guardians of the Phoenix, 2010.
Budz, Mark. Clade, 2003.
Burroughs, William. Nova Express, 1964.
Burton, LeVar. Aftermath, 1997.
Butler, Blake. Scorch Atlas, 2009.
Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Sower, 1993.
Butler, Octavia. Xenogenesis Trilogy, 1987-2000.
Butler, Octavia. Clay’s Ark, 1984.
Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents, 2001.
Byron, George Gordon. Darkness, 1816.
Carlson, Jeff. Plague War, 2008.
Carlson, Jeff. Plague Year, 2007.
Carlson, Jeff. Plague Zone, 2009.
Charnas, Suzy McKee. Walk to the End of the World, 1974.
Chilson, Rob. The Star-Crowned Kings, 1975.
Christopher, John. The Death of Grass, 1956.
Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood’s End, 1953.
Clee, Mona. Overshoot, 1998.
Cohen, Tom (ed.). Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era of Climate Change, 2012.
Colebrook, Claire. “Extinct Theory” in Theory After ‘Theory’, 2011.
Colebrook, Claire. Essays on Extinction, Vol. 1 and 2. 2013
Collins, Paul. The Skyborn, 2005.
Crichton, Michael. State of Fear, 2004.
Critical Art Ensemble. Marching Plague, 2006.
Cronin, Justin. The Passage Trilogy, 2010.
Cronin, Justin. The Passage, 2010.
Cronin, Justin. The Twelve, 2012.
Crowley, John. Engine Summer, 1979.
Curry, Alice. Environmental Crisis in Young Adult Fiction: A Poetics of Earth, 2013.
Curtis, Claire. Postapocalyptic Fiction and the Social Contract: We’ll Not Go Home Again, 2010.
Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster, 1999.
Delaney, Samuel. Dhalgren, 1975.
Delillo, Don. White Noise, 1985
DeNiro, Alan. Total Oblivion, More or Less, 2009.
Derrida, Jacques. “No Apocalypse, Not Now (full speed ahead, seven missiles, seven missives),” 1984.
Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, 1968.
Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb, 1965.
Dick, Phillip K. The Penultimate Truth, 1964.
Dickson, Gordon R. Wolf and Iron, 1990.
Disch, Thomas. The Genocides, 1965.
Donnelly, Ignatius. Caesar’s Column, 2010.
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Poison Belt, 1913.
DuBois, W.E.B. “The Comet,” 1920.
DuPrau, Jeanne. The Diamond of Darkhold, 2008.
DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember, 2003.
DuPrau, Jeanne. The People of Sparks, 2004.
Dyson, Michael Erik. Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, 2006.
Elgin, Suzette Haden. Native Tongue, 1984.
Emmerich, Ronald. 2012, 2009.
Emmerich, Ronald. The Day After Tomorrow, 2004.
Endo, Hiroki. Eden. Vol. 1, It’s an Endless World, 2005.
England, George Allan. Darkness and Dawn, 1914.
Evenson, Brian. Immobility, 2012.
Farber, Herschel. “From the Cold Earth: BP’s Broken Well, Streaming Live,” 2012.
Forman, James D. Doomsday Plus Twelve, 1984.
Forstchen, William R. One Second After, 2009.
Forster, E.M. “The Machine Stops,” 1909.
Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon, 1959.
Frank, Pat. Mr. Adam, 1946.
Gaines, Susan. Carbon Dreams, 2001.
Gayoule, Daniel F. Lords of the Psychon, 1963.
Gee, Maggie. The Flood, 2004.
Gee, Maggie. The Ice People, 1998/2008.
Gischler, Victor. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse, 2008.
Goonan, Kathleen. Light Music, 2002.
Goonan, Kathleen.Mississippi Blues, 1997.
Goonan, Kathleen.Crescent City Rhapsody, 2000.
Goonan, Kathleen.Queen City Jazz, 1994.
Gordillo, Gaston. Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction, 2014.
Grant, Calum and Joshua Atesh Litle. Ever Since the World Ended, 2001.
Hall, Sarah. The Carhullan Army, 2008.
Haneke, Michael. Time of the Wolf, 2003.
Hannigan, John. Disasters without Borders: The International Politics of Natural Disasters, 2012.
Harrison, Mark. The Afterblight Chronicles: America, 2011.
Harry, Eric L. Arc Light, 1996.
Hart, Marcus Alexander. The Oblivion Society Edition 2.0, 2007.
Hauge, Lesley. Nomansland, 2012.
Heinlein, Robert A. Farnham’s Freehold, 1964.
Heller, Peter. The Dog Stars, 2012.
Herbert, Frank. The White Plague, 1982.
Hoban, Russell. Riddley Walker, 1980.
Hodgins, Jack. The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne, 1998.
Howey, Hugh. Wool, 2013.
Huet, Marie-Hélène. The Culture of Disaster, 2012.
Jeffries, Richard. After London, 1885.
Jensen, Derrick. Endgame, 2006.
Jensen, Liz. The Rapture, 2009.
Judson, Theodore. Fitzpatrick’s War, 2004.
Juengel, Scott. “The Early Novel and Catastrophe,” 2009.
Kadohata, Cynthia. In the Heart of the Valley of Love, 1992.
Kane, Gil. Blackmark, 1971.
Kane, Paul. Arrowhead, 2008.
Kaye, Marilyn. The Convergence, 1998.
Kaye, Marilyn. The Return, 1999.
Kaye, Marilyn. The Vanishing, 1998.
King, Stephen. The Stand, 1978.
Kingsolver, Barbara. Flight Behavior, 2012.
Knight, Christopher and Johnathan Rand. Pandemia. Topinabee Island, 2006.
Kollin Dani & Eytan Kollin. The Unincorporated Man, 2009.
Kunetka, James and Whitley Strieber. Warday, 1984.
Kunstler, James Howard. World Made By Hand, 2008.
Kunstler, James. The Witch of Hebron, 2011.
La Tourette, Aileen. Cry Wolf, 1986.
LaHaye, Tim & Jerry B. Jenkins. Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth’s Last Days, 1995.
Lanier, Sterling, E. Hiero’s Journey, 1983.
Last, Angela. “Negotiating the Inhuman: Bakhtin, Materiality, and the Instrumentalization of Climate Change,” 2013.
Lawrence, Louise. Children of the Dust, 1985.
Le Guin, Ursula. Always Coming Home, 1985.
Leiber, Fritz. The Black Gondolier, 2000.
LeMenager, Stephanie. “The Aesthetics of Petroleum, after Oil!” 2012.
Lessing, Doris. Mara and Dann, 1999.
Lessing, Doris. The Story of General Dann and Mara’s Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog, 2005.
Lethem, Jonathan. Amnesia Moon, 1995.
Lilley, Sasha et. al. Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth, 2012.
London, Jack. The Iron Heel, 1908.
London, Jack. The Scarlet Plague, 1912.
Lovelock, James. The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth is Fighting Back – and How we Can Still Save Humanity, 2006.
Malamud, Bernard. God’s Grace, 1983.
Marker, Chris. La Jetée, 1962.
Martin, Graham Dunstan. Time-Slip, 1986.
Matheson, Richard. I Am Legend, 1954.
Mayhar, Ardath. The World Ends in Hickory Hollow, 2007.
McCammon, Robert R. Swan Song, 1987.
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road, 2006.
McDevitt, Jack. Eternity Road, 1997.
McEwan, Ian. Solar, 2010.
McGurl, Mark. “Zombie Renaissance: Eating Your Brains,” 2013.
McIntosh, Will. Soft Apocalypse, 2011.
McKibben, Bill (ed.). I‘m with the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet, 2011.
Merrill, James. The Changing Light at Sandover, 1982.
Miller Jr., Walter. A Canticle for Leibowitz, 1960.
Miller Jr., Walter. Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, 1997.
Miller, George. Mad Max, 1979.
Morrow, James. This is the Way the World Ends, 1985.
Morton, Timothy. Hyperobjects, 2013.
Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer’s Hammer, 1985.
Niven, Larry and Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer’s Hammer, 1977.
Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, 2011.
Ochse, Weston. Blood Ocean, 2012.
Ozeki, Ruth. All Over Creation, 2004.
Paik, Peter Y. From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe, 2010.
Palmer, David R. Emergence, 1984.
Parenti, Christian. Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, 2011.
Paulson, Gary. The Transall Saga, 1988.
Pfeffer, Susan Beth. Life as We Knew It, 2006.
Pfeffer, Susan Beth. The Dead and the Gone, 2008.
Piercy, Marge. He, She, and It, 1991.
Pixar Studios. Wall-E, 2008.
Poe, Edgar Allen. “The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion,” 1839.
Pohl, Fredrik and Jack Williamson. Land’s End, 1988.
Prochnau, William. Trinity’s Child, 1983.
Pynchon, Thomas. “Entropy,” 1960.
Rangel, Cecelia Enjuto. Cities in Ruins: The Politics of Modern Poetics, 2010.
Redfield, Marc. “Wordsworth’s Dream of Extinction,” 2013.
Rich, Nathaniel. The Odds Against Tomorrow, 2013.
Ringo, John. The Last Centurion, 2008.
Robinson, Frank. The Glass Inferno, 1975.
Robinson, Kim Stanley. California Trilogy, 1984-1990.
Robinson, Kim Stanley. Capital Trilogy, 2004-2007.
Robinson, Kim Stanley. Mars Trilogy, 1993-9.
Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Wild Shore, 1984.
Robinson, Kim Stanley. Years of Rice and Salt, 2002.
Ross, Andrew. Strange Weather, 1991.
Sagan, Nick. Edenborn, 2004.
Sagan, Nick. Everfree, 2006.
Sagan, Nick. Idlewild, 2003.
Schneider-Mayerson, Matthew, “Disaster Movies and the ‘Peak Oil’ Movement: Does Popular Culture Encourage Eco-Apocalyptic Beliefs in the U.S.?”, 2013.
Serviss, Garrett P. The Second Deluge, 1912.
Sharpe, Matthew. Jamestown, 2007.
Shaviro, Steven. Melancholia; or, the Romantic Anti-Sublime, 2012.
Sheckley, Robert. Journey Beyond Tomorrow,1962.
Shelley, Mary. The Last Man, 1826.
Shelley, Percy Byshe. The Triumph of Life, 1824.
Shiel, M.P. The Purple Cloud, 1901.
Shute, Nevil. On the Beach, 1957.
Silverberg, Robert. At Winter’s End, 1988.
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Sloterdijk, Peter. You Must Change Your Life, 2009.
Spinrad, Norman. The Iron Dream, 1972.
Starhawk. The Fifth Sacred Thing, 1993.
Stewart, George. Earth Abides, 1949.
Stiegler, Bernard. Technics and Time I, 1998.
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|Lois McMaster Bujold|
Bujold at home in 2009
|Born||Lois Joy McMaster|
(1949-11-02) November 2, 1949 (age 68)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
|Genre||Science fiction, fantasy|
Lois McMaster Bujold ( ( listen)boo-ZHOHLD; born November 2, 1949) is an American speculative fiction writer. She is one of the most acclaimed writers in her field, having won the Hugo Award for best novel four times, matching Robert A. Heinlein's record, not counting his Retro Hugo. Her novella "The Mountains of Mourning" won both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. In the fantasy genre, The Curse of Chalion won the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature and was nominated for the 2002 World Fantasy Award for best novel, and both her fourth Hugo Award and second Nebula Award were for Paladin of Souls. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award. In 2013 she was awarded the Forry Award. In 2017 she won a Hugo Award for Best Series, for the Vorkosigan Saga.
The bulk of Bujold's works comprises three separate book series: the Vorkosigan Saga, the Chalion Series, and the Sharing Knife series.
Bujold is the daughter of Robert Charles McMaster and attributes her early interest in science fiction, as well as certain aspects of the Vorkosigan Saga, to his influence. He was editor of the monumental Nondestructive Testing Handbook generally referred to as McMaster on Materials.
Bujold writes that her experience growing up with a world-famous father is reflected in the same experience that her characters (Miles, Fiametta) have of growing up in the shadow of a "Great Man". Having observed this tendency in both genders, she wonders why it is always called "great man's son syndrome", and never "great man's daughter's syndrome." Her brother, an engineer like their father, helped provide technical details to support her writing of Falling Free.
She became a member of science fiction fandom, joined the Central Ohio Science Fiction Society, and co-published StarDate, a science fiction fanzine in which a story of hers appeared under the byline Lois McMaster.
Bujold currently lives in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. She is divorced and has two children; her daughter Anne Bujold is a Portland, Oregon metal artist, welder, and vice president of the Northwest Blacksmith Association.
Lois Bujold wrote three books (Shards of Honor, The Warrior's Apprentice and Ethan of Athos) before The Warrior's Apprentice was accepted after four rejections. The Warrior's Apprentice was the first book purchased, though not the first Vorkosigan book written, nor would it be the first one to be published. On the strength of The Warrior's Apprentice, Baen Books agreed to a three-book deal to include the two bracketing novels. Thus began her career in writing in science fiction. By 2010, Baen Books claimed to have sold 2 million copies of Bujold's books.
Bujold is best known for her Vorkosigan saga, a series of novels featuring Miles Vorkosigan, a physically impaired interstellar spy and mercenary admiral from the planet Barrayar, set approximately 1000 years in the future. The series also includes prequels starring Miles' parents, along with companion novels centered on secondary characters. Earlier titles are generally firmly in the space opera tradition with no shortage of battles, conspiracies, and wild twists, while in more recent volumes, Miles becomes more of a detective. In A Civil Campaign, Bujold explores yet another genre: a high-society romance with a plot that pays tribute to Regency romance novelist Georgette Heyer (as acknowledged in the dedication). It centers on a catastrophic dinner party, with misunderstandings and dialogue justifying the subtitle "A Comedy of Biology and Manners".
The author has stated that the series structure is modeled after the Horatio Hornblower books, documenting the life of a single person. In themes and echoes, they also reflect Dorothy L. Sayers' mystery character Lord Peter Wimsey. Bujold has also said that part of the challenge of writing a series is that many readers will encounter the stories in "utterly random order", so she must provide sufficient background in each of them without being excessively repetitious. Most recent printings of her Vorkosigan tales do include an appendix at the end of each book, summarizing the internal chronology of the series.
Bujold has discussed her own views on the optimum reading order for the Vorkosigan series in her blog.
Bujold also wanted to break into the fantasy genre, but met with early setbacks. Her first foray into fantasy was The Spirit Ring. She wrote the book "on spec", shopped it around, and found low offers, sending her back to Baen Books, where Jim Baen bought it for a fair price in exchange for the promise of more Vorkosigan books. Bujold called this experience very educational, combined with the mediocre sales of and lack of critical acclaim for that book.
She would not attempt to break into the fantasy market again for almost another decade, with The Curse of Chalion. This book was also written on spec and offered up to a book auction. This time, she met with considerable critical and commercial success by tapping into a crossover market of fantasy and romance genre fans. The fantasy world of Chalion was first conceived as a result of a University of Minnesota course she was taking about medieval Spain in her spare time.
The next fantasy world she created was the tetralogy set in the universe of The Sharing Knife, borrowing inspiration for its landscapes and for the dialect of the "farmers" from ones she grew up with in central Ohio. She writes that her first readers who helped proofread it said she got it exactly right and they could recognize Ohio features in the descriptions and dialects.
Sylvia Kelso, in the New York Review of Science Fiction, wrote in 1998:
Narrative impulsion is actually a constant in Bujold's work, as is her easy, almost transparent style with its occasional unexpected striking turn of phrase – "Death had a temperature and it was damned cold" (Komarr 27) – or its wickedly reshaped allusions: "The cream pie of justice flies one way" (Vor 336). The apparently effortless fluidity of both style and story may actually have militated against critical notice, in comparison to notorious stylists like William Gibson, or, again, Ursula Le Guin.
Best Science Fiction Novel
Best Fantasy Novel
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
List of works
Main article: List of works by Lois McMaster Bujold
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- ^Loud Achievements: Lois McMaster Bujold's Science Fiction in New York Review of Science Fiction, October 1998 (Number 122)
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- Carl, Lillian Stewart, & Helfers, John (2008). The Vorkosigan Companion: The Universe of Lois McMaster Bujold. Riverdale, NY: Baen Books. ISBN 978-1-4165-5603-9.
- Janet Brennan Croft, ed. (2013). Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 978-0-7864-6833-1.
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- James, Edward (2015). Lois McMaster Bujold (Modern Masters of Science Fiction). Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-08085-2.
- Kelso, Sylvia (Winter 1998). "Lois McMaster Bujold: Feminism and 'The Gernsback Continuum' in Recent Women's SF". Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA). 10 (1 ): 17–29. ISSN 0897-0521.
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