Saturday, November 29, 2008

10 Best Apocalyptic Novels

before the Golden Age, that is. io9 has an annotated list, including links to full texts online for most of them. Here are the 10 with ones I've read in bold print:
1. Olaf Stapledon, Last and First Men: A Story of the Near and Far Future (1930)
2. William Hope Hodgson, The Night Land: A Love Tale (1912)
3. M.P. Shiel, The Purple Cloud (1901...)
4. Karel Čapek, The Absolute at Large (1922 as Továrna na absolutno; in English in 1927)
5. Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Moon Maid (1926)
6. Philip Gordon Wylie & Edwin Balmer, When Worlds Collide (1933)
7. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Poison Belt: Being an account of another adventure of Prof. George E. Challenger, Lord John Roxton, Prof. Summerlee, and Mr. E.D. Malone, the discoverers of "The Lost World" (1913)
8. Jack London, The Scarlet Plague (1915)
9. Edward Shanks, People of the Ruins (1920)
10. H.G. Wells, The World Set Free (1914)

I've got my reading cut out for me if I want to make any headway with this list. 2/10 stinks!

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