posted on Oct, 21 2006 @ 10:08 PM
I've only read 'Canticle for Leibowitz' on your list, but that was an excellent book. 'Alas, Babylon' I have not read, but I am told it bears
many similarities to the John Titor hoax.
There was a book I read several years ago called 'Farnham's Freehold." I forget who wrote it, but it was one of the big names in sci-fi a few
decades back. I think you might like that one if you are into this sort of stuff.
While not post-apocalyptic, most of William Gibson's sci-fi is quite bleak, and portrays most of its characters living in really crappy slum-like
conditions. He's got a lot of weird biotech ideas and stuff like that in his novels, too.
The book I am actually reading right now, called 'Aftermath' by Levar Burton (who was Geordi on Stark Trek TNG :p) takes place about 15 years in
the future. It doesn't take place after any kind of apocalypse, but it does occur right after a bunch of civil war in the States caused by the first
black president being assassinated. (you learn that on about page 2, so no spoiler)
I also really liked '1984' by George Orwell and 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley, although, like Gibson, those aren't post-apocalyptic, but
they do paint a very dreary and dismal view of the future, and it's rather scary how some of the stuff in those books can be seen today in real life.