Recommended Books and Films


  • Darman, Peter (ed). Tanks at War. Wisconsin: Motorbooks International, 1996.
  • Dunstan, Simon. NATO Around Combat Vehicles. London: Arms and Armor Press, 1991.
  • Flynn, Nigel (ed). Battlefield Europe: NATO vs. The Warsaw Pact. New York: Arco Publishing, 1985.
  • Hurst, Michael. GURPS High-Tech: Weapons and Equipment Through The Ages. United States: Steve Jackson Games, 1998.
  • Fallout. California: Interplay Productions, 1997.
  • Fallout 2. California: Interplay Productions, 1998.
  • Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel. California: Interplay Productions, 2001.
  • O'Malley, T.J. Fighting Vehicles: Armoured Personnel Carriers & Infantry Fighting Vehicles. London: Greenhill Military Manuals, 1996.
  • Powell, William. The Anarchist Cookbook. New Jersey: Barricade Books, Inc., 1971.


  • Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. Available from Harper Perennial, 1999.
  • Apocalypse Movies: End of the World Cinema by Kim Newman. Available from Griffin Trade Paperbacks, 1998.
  • Bangs and Whimpers: Stories About the End of the World, edited by James Frenkel. Available from Lowell House, 1999.
  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Available from Bantam-Doubleday Dell, 1963.
  • Danse Macabre by Stephen King. Available from Viking, 1981.
  • Earth by David Brin. Available from Bantam Books, 1990.
  • Earth Abides by George R. Stewart. Available from Fawcett Books, 1989.
  • The Effects of Nuclear Weapons: 3rd Edition (1977), edited by Samuel Glasstone and Philip J. Dolan. Available from United States Department of Defense, 1977.
  • Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerru Pournelle. Available from Fawcett Paperbacks, 1977.
  • The New Madrid Run by Michael Resig. Available from Clear Creek Press, 1998.
  • On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Available from Ballantine Mass Market Paperback, 1989.
  • The Postman by David Brin. Available from Bantam Books, 1997.
  • The Stand: Complete and Uncut by Stephen King. Available from the New American Library, 1991.
  • The Third World War: August 1985 by General Sir John Hackett, et al. Available from McMillian, 1979.
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Available from Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.


  • Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero, 1999 documentary, directed by Peter Kuran.
  • The Atomic Café, 1983 documentary, directed by Jayne Loader and Kevin Rafferty.
  • A Boy and His Dog, 1975 post-nuclear action, directed by L.Q. Jones. Based on a novella by Harlan Ellison.
  • The Day After, 1983 made-for-television movie.
  • Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, 1979, 1981, and 1985 postnuclear action.
  • Nukes in Space: The Rainbow Bombs, 2000 documentary, directed by Peter Kuran.
  • On the Beach, 1959 drama.
  • On the Beach, 2000 drama (miniseries).
  • The Postman, 1997 post-nuclear action/drama/epic, directed by and starring Kevin Costner.
  • Stephen King’s The Stand, 1994 miniseries.
  • Threads, 1985 made-for-television movie.
  • Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie, 1997 documentary, directed by Peter Kuran.
  • Waterworld, 1995 post-nuclear wet-n-wild action, directed by Kevin Reynolds.
  • The Road, 2009 film based on a book by the same name, directed by John Hillcoat.


  • The Walking Dead, a 2010 post-apocalyptic zombie series still in production.
  • Revolution, a post-apocalyptic series that depicts life after the power fails and doesn't return that ran from 2010 until 2014.
  • Jericho, a post-nuclear series that ran from 2006 until 2008.
  • Survivors, a post-apocalyptic BBC series that depicts life after most of the world's population is wiped out by a virus that ran from 2008 to 2010.
  • Defiance, a 2013 sci-fi post-apocalyptic series that is still in production.
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