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All of these titles have post-apocalyptic and/or dystopian settings, as well as additional elements that tie in to various features of the Station Eleven storyline.

Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood
Also features strong female characters, nonlinear narration and is socially aware and reflective.

Good Morning, Midnight
Lily Brooks-Dalton
Also features survival and reliance on others; atmospheric and raises questions about what makes life worth living and what endures.

The Pesthouse
Jim Crace
Also features survival and the importance of human connection.

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Meg Elison
Also features themes of surviving a pandemic.

Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich
Also features strong female characters.

The Dog Stars
Peter Heller
Also features a flu pandemic and ordinary people in a bleak world.

Wool
Hugh Howey
Also features a society based on a flawed premise and abuse of power.

The Wanderers
Meg Howrey
Also features multiple perspectives and an alternate future.

Memory of Water
Emmi Itäranta
Also features strong female characters.

J
Howard Jacobson
Also features a not so distant alternate future in which the past has all but disappeared.

The Salt Line
Holly Goddard Jones
Also told from multiple viewpoints and poses questions about what is truly valuable in life.

An Ocean of Minutes
Thea Lim
Also features a nonlinear storyline and a pandemic.

The Gracekeepers
Kirsty Logan
Also features an alternate future in a world entirely covered by water.

On Such a Full Sea
Chang-rae Lee
Also features a stylistically complex story about the end of society.

California
Edan Lepucki
Also features a story of survival told from multiple viewpoints.

The History of Bees
Maja Lundy
Also features an alternate future in which characters must cope with devastating changes.

Severance
Ling Ma
Also features survival of a pandemic.

The Road
Cormac McCarthy
A survival story that features the and worst of humankind.

The Crossing
Jason Mott
Also features a survival story with themes of travel and memory.

1Q84
Haruki Murakami
Also features multiple viewpoints and an alternate reality.

Moon of the Crusted Snow
Waubgeshig Rice
Also features a societal collapse and a community that must band together to ensure survival.

Blindness
Jose Saramago
Also features a pandemic and the best and worst of humankind.

The Book of M
Peng Shepherd
Also features a pandemic and the importance of human connection and memories.

Radiance
Catherynne M. Valente
Also features a stylistically complex nonlinear narrative, and an exploration of performance, storytelling, and memory.

The End of the World Running Club
Adrian J. Walker
Also features a devastating evens and the search for community.

Zone One
Colson Whitehead
Features a zombifying plague that has ravaged the land in this darkly humorous horror story.

 

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