“On The 8th Day” is chilling, a result entirely consistent with its aim. The one-hour documentary explores the possible ecological and atmospheric consequences of nuclear war, particularly as they would be expressed in a ”nuclear winter.” Darkness would shroud the Northern Hemisphere; temperatures would fall. The planet would survive, but not as a hospitable place.
“A Pail of Air” is a science fiction short story by Fritz Leiber which appeared in the December 1951 issue of Galaxy Magazine and was dramatized on the radio show X Minus One in March 1956.
I started this blog, called Doomorama back then, in October of 2005. One of my inspirations for starting a post-apocalyptic blog was a new podcast that had started just a few months before, covering most of the same topics that I was interested in, called Destructomundo.
They roamed the vanished world that yesterday was America. Published in 1939.
everything that greens and grows
should blacken in one moment, flower and branch.
I think that I would find your blinded hand.
An automated house faithfully continues its daily routines after its occupants – and the rest of humanity – have long gone. Story by Ray Bradbury. Part of the Dimension X anthology series. The BBC produced 4 versions of this story.
The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed October 30, 1938.
Dead Man’s Letters (Russian: Письма мёртвого человека, romanized: Pis’ma myortvogo cheloveka), also known as Letters from a Dead Man, is a 1986 Soviet science fiction art film. it marks the feature film directorial debut of Konstantin Lopushansky.
There once the walls
Of the ruined cottage stood.
The periwinkle crawls
With flowers in its hair into the wood.
Finis is the story of a new star that is discovered which turns out to be a new, hotter sun. It is a short, but hard hitting story which shows a man and woman, who stay up the night to watch the expected new star arise.
The Scarlet Plague might not be the absolute grand-daddy of apocalypse by plague stories (Mary Shelley’s The Last Man was written 75 years earlier) but it’s certainly one of the first.
Damnation Alley is a 1977 post-apocalyptic film directed by Jack Smight, loosely based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Roger Zelazny.