The Armchair Generalist riffs off a post about the best Sci-fi movies around.
Scientific American has its own list of its favorite apocalyptic fiction…The list has some fluff in it and so it’s not a ‘best of’ (how could it be with ‘Armageddon’ and ‘Deep Impact’?) Still, there are some gems there so here’s my distilled list of favorites from theirs:
- Day of the Triffids (novel 1951)
- Lucifer’s Hammer (novel 1978)
- Earth Abides (novel 1949)
- I Am Legend (novel 1954, film 1964)
- 12 Monkeys (film, 1995)
- 28 Days Later (film 2002)
- Planet of the Apes ( film 1968)
- The Road Warrior (1981)
- Logan’s Run ( film 1976)
- The World Without Us (creative nonfiction 2007)
And now…a bit of fun.