Books about nuclear war are, to many people, the founding cornerstones of post apocalyptic fiction. After all, it was the dawning of the nuclear age that brought the possibility of imminent catastrophe to the forefront of the public consciousness, a time when total atomic annihilation seemed never more than a button-push away.
This “golden age” of post apocalyptic fiction birthed and inspired some of the genre’s best stories, from Nevil Shute’s melancholy classic On the Beach, through to modern classics like James Morrow’s This is the Way the World Ends.
So to feed your nuclear addiction, I’m showcasing 10 of the very best books about nuclear war.
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