Dying Earth

The Dying Earth subgenre is a sub-category of science fiction or science fantasy which takes place in the far future at either the end of life on Earth or the End of Time, when the laws of the universe themselves fail. Themes of world-weariness, innocence (wounded or otherwise), idealism, entropy, (permanent) exhaustion/depletion of many or all resources (such as soil nutrients), and the hope of renewal tend to pre-dominate.

The apocalyptic sub-genre is nearly as old as literature itself. The Dying Earth genre differs in that it deals not with catastrophic destruction, but with entropic exhaust
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The Dying Earth (The Dying Earth, #1)
Tales of the Dying Earth
Shadow & Claw (The Book of the New Sun #1-2)
The Eyes of the Overworld (The Dying Earth, #2)
The Claw of the Conciliator (The Book of the New Sun #2)
Hothouse
The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1)
Sword & Citadel (The Book of the New Sun #3-4)
The Time Machine
Rhialto the Marvellous (The Dying Earth, #4)
Cugel Saga (The Dying Earth, #3)
Viriconium
Nightwings
The Night Land
A Quest for Simbilis (The Dying Earth, #2.5)
La terra morente by Jack VanceZothique by Clark Ashton SmithL'ombra del torturatore by Gene WolfeAwake in the Night Land by John C. WrightLa saga di Cugel by Jack Vance
All Dying Earth Books
39 books — 8 voters
Outpassage by Janet E. MorrisShadow Over Avalon by C.N. LesleyThe IX by Andrew P. WestonThe Secret of Excalibur by Sahara FoleyExile's Gate by C.J. Cherryh
Best Science Fantasy Books
35 books — 58 voters



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Carolina Cody Aldaz
I need to fight for the preservation of the Earth type planets and its coexistence with worlds after death.-Banyan
Carolina Cody Aldaz, The Guardians of the Earth Type Planets

C. JoyBell C.
As the earth dies your spirit will bloom; as the world fades your soul will rise and glisten. Amongst the dehydrated crevices of a desert earth you will stumble upon your diamonds; in between the dry skulls and cracked bones you will find your sapphires.
C. JoyBell C.

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