The Gate to Women’s Country, Sheri S. TepperThey annotate their list, explaining why each was chosen. Ones I've read or seen are in bold print. I may have read the Brunner book but just don't remember.
Earth Abides, George Stewart
On the Beach, Nevil Shute
Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Without Warning, John Birmingham
The Sheep Look Up, John Brunner
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
And two examples from TV and film:
Monday, March 16, 2009
Top 10 Apocalyptic Tales
From Suvudu (via SFSignal) comes this list of their "Top 10 Apocalyptic Tales":