Spoiler alerts ahead! After more than 1,000 years of ironclad rule, the Roman Empire fell on its own sword. Long a topic of debate, new research portrays the Roman collapse as a far more natural affair than previously supposed.
Almost everyone dies in The Last Man, but it’s fair to say that in Mary Shelley’s 1826 novel the extinction of mankind is an afterthought.
Social trauma haunts the modern world which gives our experiences a distinctly post-apocalyptic quality, according to After the End by James Berger.
The Divine Incantations Scripture is one of China’s oldest apocalyptic texts. Daoists believed “epidemic ghosts” would save the world by destroying it.
Painful transitions and the illusion of permanence are at the heart of Black Wave, a formally experimental novel set in a world advancing toward extinction.
In “Things Fall Apart,” Chinua Achebe’s most famous novel, the author casts an apocalyptic light on many of Africa’s most pressing modern issues.
Read a guide to Almighty, Dan Zak’s new history of the intersection of Catholic activism and the nuclear weapons, with an emphasis on apocalyptic ideas.