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A Boy and His Dog is a cycle of narratives by author Harlan Ellison.
A Boy and His Dog is a 1975 independently made American science fiction film produced, written (with Alvy Moore), and directed by L. Q. Jones, starring Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Alvy Moore, and Jason Robards.
A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer Walter M. Miller, Jr., first published in 1960.
Abomination: The Nemesis Project (also known simply as Abomination) is a real-time tactics/action computer game released in 1999.
Adam and Eve, according to the creation myths of the Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman.
Adventure Time (originally titled Adventure Time with Finn & Jake) is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network.
After Worlds Collide (1934) was a sequel to the 1933 science fiction novel, When Worlds Collide, both of which were co-written by Philip Gordon Wylie and Edwin Balmer.
Afterworld is a computer-animated American science fiction television series created by writer Brent V. Friedman and artist/filmmaker Michael DeCourcey.
AI takeover refers to a hypothetical scenario in which artificial intelligence (AI) becomes the dominant form of intelligence on Earth, with computers or robots effectively taking control of the planet away from the human race, and posing an existential risk which could wipe all people out.
Al Sarrantonio (born May 25, 1952) is an American horror and science fiction author who has published, over the past 35 years, more than 45 books and 80 short stories.
Alas, Babylon is a 1959 novel by American writer Pat Frank (the pen name of Harry Hart Frank), with cover art for the Bantam paperback by Robert Hunt.
Alex Scarrow is a British author, whose books include The Candle Man, A Thousand Suns, Last Light, Afterlight, October Skies, and the young adult science fiction series TimeRiders.
Alexander Hill Key (September 21, 1904 – July 25, 1979) was an American science fiction writer, most of whose books were aimed at a juvenile audience.
Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books.
The alien invasion is a common theme in science fiction stories and film, in which extraterrestrials invade Earth either to exterminate and supplant human life, enslave it under a colonial system, to harvest humans for food, steal the planet's resources, or destroy the planet altogether.
Alternate history or alternative history, sometimes abbreviated AH, is a genre of fiction consisting of stories that are set in worlds in which one or more historical events unfolds differently from how it did in reality.
Always Coming Home is a novel by author Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1985, about a cultural group of humans—the Kesh—who "might be going to have lived a long, long time from now in Northern California." (p. i) Part novel, part textbook, part anthropologist's record, Always Coming Home describes the life and culture of the Kesh people.
Andre Alice Norton (born Alice Mary Norton, February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was an American writer of science fiction and fantasy with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction.
, also informally romanized as animé, are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation.
Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England.
Anvil of Stars is a book by Greg Bear and a sequel to The Forge of God.
An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω meaning "uncovering"), translated literally from Greek, is a disclosure of knowledge, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation.
"Apocalypse Please", also known as "Emergency", is a song by English alternative rock band Muse, featured on their 2003 third studio album Absolution.
Apocalyptic literature is a genre of prophetical writing that developed in post-Exilic Jewish culture and was popular among millennialist early Christians.
Apocalypticism is the religious belief that there will be an apocalypse, a term which originally referred to a revelation of God's will, but now usually refers to the belief that the world will come to an end very soon, even within one's own lifetime.
Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.
Sri Lankabhimanya Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS The award of Knight Bachelor carries the title of "Sir" and no post-nominal letters (see) meaning that the previous post-nominals, "CBE" are also still used.
Arthur Philip Dent is a fictional character and the hapless protagonist of the comic science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software.
Ashes, Ashes is a science fiction novel written by René Barjavel, set in 2052 France.
The United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War.
Attribution of recent climate change is the effort to scientifically ascertain mechanisms responsible for recent changes observed in the Earth's climate, commonly known as 'global warming'.
Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, Али́са Зино́вьевна Розенба́ум; – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.
A biblical canon, or canon of scripture, is a list of books considered to be authoritative scripture by a particular religious community.
William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian.
Biopunk (a combination of "biotechnology" and "punk") is a technoprogressive movement advocating open access to genetic information.
A black hole is a geometrically defined region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—including particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it.
Blindness is a 2008 Canadian film in English.
Blindness (Ensaio sobre a cegueira, meaning Essay on Blindness) is a novel by Portuguese author José Saramago.
The Book of Revelation, often known simply as Revelation or The Apocalypse of John, is a book of the New Testament that occupies a central place in Christian eschatology.
A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a mind-machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device.
Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (born 18 August 1925) is an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories.
Brian K. Vaughan (born July 17, 1976) is an American comic book and television writer, best known for the comic book series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, and Saga.
Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").
"By the Waters of Babylon" is a post-apocalyptic short story by Stephen Vincent Benét first published July 31, 1937, in The Saturday Evening Post as "The Place of the Gods".
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
Canadians (Canadiens) are the people who are identified with the country of Canada.
Cat's Cradle is the fourth novel by American writer Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1963.
The Catalans (Catalan, French and Occitan: catalans; catalani; catalanes) are a Romance ethnic group formed by the people from, or with origins in, Catalonia, who form a historic nationality chiefly located in northern Spain.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation.
A cereal is any true grass cultivated for the edible components of its grain (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis), composed of the endosperm, germ, and bran.
Charles R. Pellegrino is an American writer, and the controversial author of several books relating to science and archaeology, including Return to Sodom and Gomorrah, Ghosts of the Titanic, Unearthing Atlantis and Ghosts of Vesuvius. One of his recent books (co-authored with Simcha Jacobovici) is The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History (2007), a companion book to the Discovery Channel documentary on the same subject created in part by film director James Cameron.
Charles "Charlie" Adlard (born April 8, 1966) is a British comic book artist, known for his work on books such as The Walking Dead and Savage.
is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995.
City of Ember is a 2008 American science fiction fantasy film based on the 2003 novel The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.
Civil defense, civil defence (see spelling differences) or civil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants) from military attack.
, is an all-female Japanese manga artist group that formed in the mid-1980s.
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).
The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact).
The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first English language novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc, at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
A computer virus is a malware program that, when executed, replicates by inserting copies of itself (possibly modified) into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive; when this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected".
Cordyceps is a genus of ascomycete fungi (sac fungi) that includes about 400 species.
Cormac McCarthy (born Charles McCarthy; July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.
A counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.Eric Donald Hirsch.
Crossed is a comic book written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Jacen Burrows for the first ten issues, and published by Avatar Press.
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting, noted for its focus on "high tech and low life".
Damnation Alley is a 1967 science fiction novella by Roger Zelazny, which he expanded into a novel in 1969.
Damnation Alley is a 1977 post-apocalyptic film, directed by Jack Smight, loosely based on the novel of the same name by Roger Zelazny.
The Dark Ages is a historical periodization used originally for the Middle Ages, which emphasizes the cultural and economic deterioration that supposedly occurred in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire.
Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and award-winning author of science fiction.
David R. Palmer (b 1941 in Chicago), Highland Park High School (Class of 1959), is a science fiction author who has been nominated three times for Hugo Awards.
Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi) is a 1978 American horror film directed by George A. Romero.
Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures.
Deathlands is a series of novels published by Gold Eagle Publishing.
Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor.
Dictatorship is a form of government where political authority is monopolized by a person (dictator) or political entity, and exercised through various mechanisms to ensure the entity's power remains strong.
Dies the Fire is a 2004 alternate history and post-apocalyptic novel written by S. M. Stirling.
A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.
Douglas Coupland (pronounced)Steve Lohr, "No More McJobs for Mr.
Dying Earth is a subgenre of science fiction, fantasy, or science fantasy which takes place in the far future at either the end of life on Earth or the End of Time, when the laws of the universe themselves fail.
Dysgenics (also known as cacogenics) is the study of factors producing the accumulation and perpetuation of defective or disadvantageous genes and traits in offspring of a particular population or species.
Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH (1 January 18797 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist.
Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart.
Ecological collapse refers to a situation where an ecosystem suffers a drastic, possibly permanent, reduction in carrying capacity for all organisms, often resulting in mass extinction.
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole.
El Eternauta is a science fiction comic created by Argentine comic strip writer Héctor Germán Oesterheld with artwork by Francisco Solano López.
Electric City is an animated, post-apocalyptic, science fiction, web series published through Yahoo!.
Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.
Emergence is a science fiction novel written by David R. Palmer.
Empty World (1977) is a apocalyptic fiction novel written by John Christopher aimed at an adolescent audience.
Engine Summer is a novel by John Crowley, published in 1979 by Doubleday.
Enki (Sumerian: dEN.KI(G)) is a god in Sumerian mythology, later known as Ea in Akkadian and Babylonian mythology.
Eoin Colfer (born 14 May 1965) is an Irish author of children's books.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia.
Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity.
A fairy (also fay, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, "realm of the fays") is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.
Falling Skies is an American science-fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games.
A fallout shelter is an enclosed space specially designed to protect occupants from radioactive debris or fallout resulting from a nuclear explosion.
Farnham's Freehold is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein.
A flood myth or deluge myth is a narrative in which a great flood, usually sent by a deity or deities, destroys civilization, often in an act of divine retribution.
Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action.
is a post-apocalyptic science fiction anime series, which premiered across Japan on the NHK network between April 4 and October 31, 1978 on the Tuesday 19:30-20:00 timeslot.
Garth Ennis (born 16 January 1970) is a Northern Irish-born American comics writer, best known for the Vertigo series Preacher with artist Steve Dillon and his successful nine-year run on Marvel Comics' Punisher franchise.
Gene Rodman Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
The Genesis flood narrative makes up chapters 6–9 in the Book of Genesis, in the Bible.
Genre (or; from French genre, "kind" or "sort", from Latin genus (stem gener-), Greek γένος, génos) is any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria.
George Rippey Stewart (May 31, 1895 – August 22, 1980) was an American historian, toponymist, novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.
George Zebrowski (born December 28, 1945) is a science fiction author and editor who has written and edited a number of books, and is a former editor of The Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America.
The Military Administration in France (Militärverwaltung in Frankreich; Occupation de la France par l'Allemagne) was an interim occupation authority established by Nazi Germany during World War II to administer the occupied zone in areas of northern and western France.
A global catastrophic risk is a hypothetical future event with the potential to seriously damage human well-being on a global scale.
Global warming and climate change are terms for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth's climate system and its related effects.
() is a giant monster or daikaiju originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan.
is a 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film directed by Ishirō Honda.
Gore Vidal (b. Eugene Louis Vidal; 3 October 1925–31 July 2012) was an American writer (of novels, essays, screenplays, and stage plays) and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing.
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe.
In Christian eschatology, the great tribulation (θλίψις μεγάλη, thlipsis megalē) is a period mentioned by Jesus in the Olivet discourse as a sign that would occur in the time of the end.
The greenhouse effect is the process by which radiation from a planet's atmosphere warms the planet's surface to a temperature above what it would be in the absence of its atmosphere.
Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear (born August 20, 1951) is an American writer best known for science fiction.
Gunpowder, also known as black powder, is a chemical explosive—the earliest known.
H+: The Digital Series (often abbreviated as H+) is a web series produced by Bryan Singer and created by John Cabrera and Cosimo De Tommaso.
Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946), known primarily as H. G. Wells,.
Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer.
is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.
Héctor Germán Oesterheld (born July 23, 1919; disappeared and presumed dead 1977), also known as his common abbreviation HGO, was an Argentine journalist and writer of graphic novels and comics.
Hindu has historically referred to geographical, religious or cultural identifier for people indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.
Horror fiction, horror literature and also horror fantasy are genres of literature, which are intended to, or have the capacity to frighten, scare, or startle their readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Hothouse is a 1962 award-winning fantasy/science fiction novel by British author Brian Aldiss, composed of 5 novelettes that were originally serialised in a magazine.
The Hugo Awards are a set of awards given annually for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.
"I Am Alive" is a survival video game developed by Ubisoft Shanghai and published by Ubisoft.
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith.
I Am Legend is a 1954 horror fiction novel by American writer Richard Matheson.
"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi short story by Harlan Ellison.
Ice is water, frozen into a solid state.
An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.
Id Software (see Company name, sometimes erroneously capitalized as ID Software) is an American video game development company with its headquarters in Richardson, Texas.
An impact event is a collision between celestial objects causing measurable effects.
Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus.
James Graham "J.
John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist.
Jainism, traditionally known as the Jina śāsana or Jain dharma, is one of the oldest Indian religions and belongs to the śramaṇa tradition.
James Axler is a house name used by the publishing company Gold Eagle Publishing, the action adventure series published by Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.
James Smith Dashner (born November 26, 1972) is an American writer of speculative fiction, primarily series for children or young adults, such as the Maze Runner series and the young adult fantasy series the 13th Reality.
James Howard Kunstler (born October 19, 1948) is an American author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger.
Alice Bradley Sheldon (August 24, 1915 – May 19, 1987) was an American science fiction author better known as James Tiptree, Jr., a pen name she used from 1967 to her death.
James Wesley, Rawles (born 1960) is an American author, best known for his survivalist-genre Patriots novel series, which have achieved bestseller status on the ''New York Times'' list.
The Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize is annually awarded for fiction by an American woman.
Jean-Baptiste François Xavier Cousin De Grainville (April 3, 1746 – February 1, 1805) was a French writer who wrote a seminal work of fantasy literature: Le Dernier Homme (The Last Man) (1805).
Jeanne DuPrau (born 1944 in San Francisco, California) is an American writer, best known for The City of Ember, a series of novels for young people.
Jeff G. Carlson (born July 20, 1969) is an American science fiction and thriller writer.
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear attack on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Jerry Eugene Pournelle (born August 7, 1933) is an American science fiction writer, essayist and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte.
John Kilian Houston Brunner (24 September 1934 – 26 August 1995) was a British author of science fiction novels and stories.
Sam Youd (16 April 1922 – 3 February 2012), known professionally as Christopher Samuel Youd, was a British writer, best known for science fiction under the pseudonym John Christopher, including the novels The Death of Grass, The Possessors, and the young-adult novel series The Tripods.
John Connor is a fictional character of the ''Terminator'' franchise.
John Crowley (born December 1, 1942) is an American author of fantasy, science fiction and mainstream fiction.
John Middleton Murry, Jr. (9 May 1926 – 31 March 2002) was an English writer who used the names Colin Murry and Richard Cowper.
The John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, or Campbell Memorial Award, is an annual award presented by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to the author of the best science fiction novel published in English in the preceding calendar year.
John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (10 July 1903 – 11 March 1969) was an English science fiction writer who usually used the pen name John Wyndham, although he also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes.
José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE (16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010), was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Judith Josephine Grossman (January 21, 1923 – September 12, 1997), who took the pen-name Judith Merril about 1945, was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist, and one of the first women to be widely influential in those roles.
is a Japanese horror manga artist.
Kalki is an 1978 pre/post-apocalyptic novel by American author Gore Vidal.
is a fictional character created by Clamp introduced as the protagonist of the manga series X. In X, Kamui is a young esper who returns to Tokyo after a six-year absence to face his destiny.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922April 11, 2007) was an American writer and humorist.
La Jetée ("The Jetty," here referring to an outdoor viewing pier at an airport), is a 1962 French science fiction featurette by Chris Marker.
Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938) — known as Larry Niven — is an American science fiction writer.
Le Dernier Homme (The Last Man) is a French science fantasy novel in the form of a prose poem.
The Left 4 Dead franchise is based on a series of cooperative first-person shooter, survival horror video games developed by Valve Corporation.
Level 7 is a 1959 science fiction novel by the American writer Mordecai Roshwald.
This is a list of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction works as portrayed in literature, film, television, and, comics.
This is a list of apocalyptic feature-length films.
The following is a list of songs which feature either apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic themes in their content or titles.
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.
The War of the Worlds (1898) is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells.
Winners of the Locus Award for Best SF Novel, awarded by the Locus magazine.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
George Gordon Byron (later Noel), 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement.
Lucifer's Hammer is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, first published in 1977.
Matthew Phipps Shiell (21 July 1865 – 17 February 1947) – known as M. P. Shiel – was a prolific British writer of West Indian descent.
Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by Byron Kennedy, and starring Mel Gibson.
Mad Max 2 (also known as The Road Warrior and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior) is a 1981 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (also known as Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome or simply Mad Max 3) is a 1985 Australian post-apocalyptic action adventure film directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and written by Miller and Terry Hayes.
MaddAddam is a novel by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, published on 29 August 2013.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Booker-McConnell Prize and commonly known simply as the Booker Prize) is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK.
are comics created in Japan, or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
Manorialism, an essential element of feudal society, was the organizing principle of rural economy that originated in the villa system of the Late Roman Empire, was widely practiced in medieval western and parts of central Europe, and was slowly replaced by the advent of a money-based market economy and new forms of agrarian contract.
Manuel de Pedrolo i Molina (1918-1990) was a Catalan Spanish author of novels, short stories, poetry and plays.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood, (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist.
Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, painter, multimedia artist, and former music journalist.
Marly Youmans (born Susan Marlene Youmans November 22, 1953, in Aiken, South Carolina) is an American poet, novelist and short story writer.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ''Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus'' (1818).
Matsya (मत्स्य, lit. fish) is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish.
Matsya Purana (literally, the ancient chronicle of Matsya) is one of the oldest of the 18 post-Vedic Hindu scriptures called the Puranas.
The Maurai series is a series of short stories and a novel by Poul Anderson set in a resource depleted, post-apocalyptic earth several centuries in the future.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California.
Metro 2033 is a survival horror first-person shooter video game, based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky.
In European history, the Middle Ages or Medieval period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
Militia organizations in the United States are private organizations that include paramilitary or similar groups.
Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
Mordecai Marceli Roshwald (May 26, 1921, ukr.Мордехай Рошвальд -March 19, 2015) is an American academic and writer.
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994.
Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.
The National Book Awards are a set of annual U.S. literary awards.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
is a 1984 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his own 1982 manga of the same name.
The Nebula Awards annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States during the previous year.
Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 189912 January 1960) was an English novelist and aeronautical engineer who spent his later years in Australia.
New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American, independent, zombie horror film, directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman.
"Night Surf" is a post-apocalyptic short story by Stephen King, first published in the spring 1969 issue of Ubris magazine, and later collected in a heavily revised version in King's 1978 collection Night Shift.
Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated NIN; stylized as NIИ) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
"No Truce With Kings" is a science fiction novella by Poul Anderson.
In the Abrahamic religions, Noah, or Noé or Noach (ܢܘܚ Nukh; نُوح; Νῶε), was the tenth and last of the pre-flood Patriarchs.
Nuclear Assault is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed after bassist Dan Lilker left Anthrax in 1984.
Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895–1984 was written by Paul Brians and published in 1987.
Nuclear warfare (sometimes atomic warfare or thermonuclear warfare) is a military conflict or political strategy in which nuclear weaponry is used to inflict damage on the enemy.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or a combination of fission and fusion (thermonuclear weapon).
Since their public debut in August 1945, nuclear weapons and their potential effects have been a recurring motif in popular culture, to the extent that the decades of the Cold War are often referred to as the "atomic age".
On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia.
One in Three Hundred is a science fiction novel written by J. T. McIntosh.
Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist and columnist.
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985), known professionally as Orson Welles, was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
Oryx and Crake is a novel by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood.
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide.
Pat Frank (May 5, 1908 – October 12, 1964) was the pen name of the American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant Harry Hart Frank.
Peak oil, an event based on M. King Hubbert's theory, is the point in time when the maximum rate of extraction of petroleum is reached, after which the rate of production is expected to enter terminal decline.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 17928 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric, as well as epic, poets in the English language.
Pia Jasmin Guerra is a Canadian comic book artist, best known for her work as co-creator and lead penciller on the Vertigo title Y: The Last Man.
Player One: What Is to Become of Us is a novel written by Douglas Coupland for the 2010 Massey Lectures.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The Poaceae (English pronunciation) (also called Gramineae or true grasses) are a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants.
Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during the Golden Age of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century.
The Prometheus Award is an award for libertarian science fiction novels given annually by the Libertarian Futurist Society, which also publishes a quarterly journal Prometheus.
The Quran (القرآن, literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanized Qurʾan or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (الله, Allah).
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.
Radio programming is the broadcast programming of a radio format or content that is organized for commercial broadcasting and public broadcasting radio stations.
Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985.
Rage is a first-person shooter video game developed by id Software.
Raymond Douglas "Ray" Bradbury (August 22, 1920June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author.
Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil (born February 12, 1948) is an American author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist.
René Barjavel (January 24, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was a French author, journalist and critic who may have been the first to think of the grandfather paradox in time travel.
Resource depletion is the consumption of a resource faster than it can be replenished.
Retro style (also known as revival) is style that is consciously derivative or imitative of trends, music, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past, typically 15–20 years old.
Revolution is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series that ran from September 17, 2012 until May 21, 2014; it was cancelled by NBC in May 2014.
John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 – 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels.
Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.
Riddley Walker is a science fiction novel by Russell Hoban, first published in 1980.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer.
Robert Kirkman (born November 30, 1978)Löchel, Ingo.
Robert David Reed (born October 9, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction author.
Robert Rodat (born Keene, New Hampshire, 1953) is an American film and television writer and television producer.
Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for The Chronicles of Amber.
Runaway climate change or runaway global warming is hypothesized to follow a tipping point in the climate system, after accumulated climate change initiates a reinforcing positive feedback.
Stephen Michael Stirling is a French-born Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author.
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.
Saoirse Úna Ronan (born 12 April 1994) is an Irish actress.
The Saptarishi (from, a Sanskrit dvigu meaning "seven sages") are the seven rishis who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and Hindu literature.
Sarah Jeanette Connor is a fictional character in the ''Terminator'' franchise.
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.
The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a concept in Christianity regarding a future return of Jesus to Earth after his "first coming" and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago.
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.
In Hinduism, Shesha (Sanskrit), also known as Sheshanaga or Adishesha() is the nagaraja or king of all nāgas and one of the primal beings of creation.
In Hindu mythology, Shraddhadeva Manu (Sanskrit manuśraddhādeva) is the current Manu and the progenitor of the current humanity (manvantara).
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.
Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981.
Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist.
Steven R. Boyett, also known as DJ Steve Boyett, is a writer and disc jockey based in Northern California.
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American director, producer and screenwriter.
The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "natural", first used: 1520–1530 AD) is that which is not subject to the laws of physics or, more figuratively, that which is said to exist above and beyond nature.
A supernova is a stellar explosion that briefly outshines an entire galaxy, radiating as much energy as the Sun or any ordinary star is expected to emit over its entire life span, before fading from view over several weeks or months.
Survivalism is a movement of individuals or groups (called survivalists or preppers) who are actively preparing for emergencies, including possible disruptions in social or political order, on scales from local to international.
Portrayals of survivalism, and survivalist themes and elements such as survival retreats have been fictionalised in print, film, and electronic media.
Survivors is a British post-apocalyptic fiction drama television series devised by Terry Nation and produced by Terence Dudley at the BBC from 1975 to 1977.
Swan Song is a 1987 horror novel by American novelist Robert R. McCammon.
System of a Down, often shortened to SOAD or System, is a four-piece Armenian-American rock band formed in 1994 in Glendale, California.
The technological singularity is a hypothetical event related to the advent of artificial general intelligence (also known as "strong AI").
Technology (from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
A television program is a segment of content intended for broadcast on television, other than a commercial, channel ident, trailer, or any other segment of content not serving as attraction for viewership.
The Terminator series is an American science fiction franchise created by James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.
The 100 (pronounced The Hundred) is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
The 2nd Law is the sixth studio album by English alternative rock band Muse.
Bordertown is a series of urban fantasy novels and stories created for teenage readers by Terri Windling.
The Burning World is a 1964 science fiction novel by British author J. G. Ballard.
The City of Ember is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Jeanne DuPrau that was published in 2003.
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
The Coming Global Superstorm (ISBN 0-671-04190-8) is a 1999 book by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber which predicts that global warming might produce sudden and catastrophic climatic effects.
"The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, an apocalyptic science fiction story first published in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine in 1839.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976.
The Day After is an American television film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network.
The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and Sela Ward.
The Day of the Triffids is a 1951 post-apocalyptic novel about a plague of blindness that befalls the entire world, allowing the rise of an aggressive species of plant.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire is a British science fiction disaster film starring Edward Judd, Leo McKern and Janet Munro.
The Death Cure is a 2011 young-adult dystopian science fiction novel by James Dashner and the third book in the Maze Runner Trilogy.
The Death of Grass (published in the United States as No Blade of Grass) is a 1956 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel written by the English author Samuel Youd under the pen name John Christopher.
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
The Drowned World is a 1962 science fiction novel by J. G. Ballard.
The Folk of the Fringe (1989) is a collection of post-apocalyptic stories by American writer Orson Scott Card.
The Forge of God is a 1987 science fiction novel by American writer Greg Bear.
The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
The Incredible Tide is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel written by Alexander Key, published in 1970.
The Killing Star is a hard science fiction novel by Charles R. Pellegrino and George Zebrowski, published in April, 1995.
The Last Man is an apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826.
The Last Man on Earth (L'ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 science-fiction horror film based on the 1954 Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend.
The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
"The Machine Stops" is a science fiction short story (12,300 words) by E. M. Forster.
The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists.
The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
The Maze Runner is the first book in a young-adult post-apocalyptic dystopian science fiction trilogy of the same name by James Dashner.
The Mercury Theatre on the Air (first known as First Person Singular) is a radio series of live radio dramas created by Orson Welles.
"The Nine Billion Names of God" is a 1953 science fiction short story by Arthur C. Clarke.
The Omega Man is a 1971 American science fiction film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Charlton Heston.
The Postman is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by David Brin.
The Postman is a 1997 American epic post-apocalyptic adventure film.
The Purple Cloud is a "last man" novel by the British writer M. P. Shiel.
The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy.
The Road is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic drama film directed by John Hillcoat from a screenplay written by Joe Penhall, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name by American author Cormac McCarthy.
The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912.
The Scorch Trials is a 2010 young-adult dystopian science fiction novel by James Dashner and the second book in the Maze Runner Saga.
"The Screwfly Solution" is a 1977 science fiction short story by Raccoona Sheldon, a pen name for psychologist Alice Sheldon, who was better known by her other nom de plume, James Tiptree, Jr. It received the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and has been adapted into a television film.
The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction by H. G. Wells, published in 1933, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106.
The Sheep Look Up is a science fiction novel by British author John Brunner, first published in 1972.
The Sisters of Mercy are an English rock band, formed in 1977 in Leeds.
The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988.
The Stand is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King.
The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton.
The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895.
The Urth of the New Sun is a 1987 science fiction novel by Gene Wolfe that serves as a sort of coda to his 4-volume Book of the New Sun series.
Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965) and her brother, Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski (born December 29, 1967), known together professionally as the Wachowskis and formerly as the Wachowski Brothers, are American film directors, screenwriters and producers.
The Walking Dead is an ongoing black-and-white American comic book series created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore.
The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
The War Game is a 1965 television drama-documentary film depicting a nuclear war.
The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells first serialized in 1897 in the UK by Pearson's Magazine and in the US by Cosmopolitan magazine.
"The War of the Worlds" is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air.
The Year of the Flood is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, released on September 22, 2009 in Canada and the United States, and on September 7, 2009, in the United Kingdom.
Things to Come is a 1936 British black-and-white science fiction film from United Artists, produced by Alexander Korda, directed by William Cameron Menzies, and written by H. G. Wells.
"This Corrosion" is a song from the album Floodland by The Sisters of Mercy.
Threads is a 1984 BAFTA award-winning British television drama, produced jointly by the BBC, Nine Network and Western-World Television Inc.
The three-volume novel (sometimes three-Decker or triple Decker) was a standard form of publishing for British fiction during the nineteenth century.
Time travel is the concept of movement (often by a human) between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Michael Anthony "Tony" Moore is an American comic book artist, whose work consists mainly of genre pieces, most notably in horror and science fiction, with titles such as Fear Agent, The Exterminators, and the first six issues of The Walking Dead.
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Ontario.
Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological pain and possibly injury to an organism, usually to one who is physically restrained or otherwise under the torturer's control or custody and unable to defend against what is being done to him or her.
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.) (originally Ubi Soft Entertainment, S.A. until 2003) is a French multinational video game developer and publisher, headquartered in Montreuil, France. It is known for developing games for several acclaimed video game franchises including Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, Prince of Persia, Rayman, Splinter Cell, and Raving Rabbids.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.
Utnapishtim, or Utanapishtim, is a character in the epic of Gilgamesh who is tasked by Enki (Ea) to abandon his worldly possessions and create a giant ship to be called The Preserver of Life.
Val Guest (11 December 1911 – 10 May 2006) was an English film director and screenwriter.
A vampire is a mythical being who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures.
A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
In Hinduism, Vishnu (Sanskrit: विष्णु) is the Supreme god Svayam Bhagavan of Vaishnavism (one of the three principal denominations).
The Vogons are a fictional alien race from the planet Vogsphere in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy—initially a BBC Radio series by Douglas Adams—who are responsible for the destruction of the Earth, in order to facilitate an intergalactic highway construction project.
Walter Michael Miller, Jr. (January 23, 1923 – January 9, 1996) was an American science fiction writer.
The Warsaw Pact (formally, the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance, sometimes, informally WarPac, akin in format to NATO) was a collective defense treaty among eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War, led by the USSR.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.
Wasteland is a science fiction role-playing video game developed by Interplay Productions and published by Electronic Arts for the Apple II, Commodore 64 and DOS in 1988.
Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.
When Worlds Collide is a 1933 science fiction novel co-written by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer; they both also co-authored the sequel After Worlds Collide (1934).
In general relativity, a white hole is a hypothetical region of spacetime which cannot be entered from the outside, although matter and light can escape from it.
Louis Whitley Strieber (born June 13, 1945) is an American writer best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, a non-fiction account of his alleged experiences with non-human entities.
William Wallace Johnstone (October 28, 1938 – February 8, 2004) was a prolific American author, mostly of western, horror and survivalist novels.
World Made by Hand is a dystopian novel by James Howard Kunstler published in 2008.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
World War III is a common theme in popular culture.
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (2006) is an apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks.
, also known as X/1999, is a Japanese shōjo manga series created by Clamp, a creative team made up by Satsuki Igarashi, Nanase Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Mokona.
Y: The Last Man is a dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published by Vertigo beginning in 2002.
Young-adult fiction or young adult literature, often abbreviated as YA, is fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults.
Zardoz is a 1974 science fiction movie written, produced, and directed by John Boorman.
Zombies are undead creatures, typically depicted as mindless, reanimated human corpses with a hunger for human flesh.
Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles.
28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle.
28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, structured as a sequel to the critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later (2002).
Fictional depictions of the 4th millennium AD (3001-4000 AD) have appeared across nearly all media.
99942 Apophis (previously known by its provisional designation) is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would hit Earth on April 13, 2029.
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