Tonight, when I got home, my husband pointed out that there was a movie on NetFlix - "Apocalypse Earth." He was kinda-sorta joking.
I said, "Adrien Paul? Richard Greico? Oh my gosh, yes!"
He was aghast. "Wait. You won't let me watch Giant Two Headed Mongolian Death Worm, but you want to watch this?"
"Adrien Paul. Richard Greico."
My logic, you see, is infallible.
Alas, the movie only lived up to the first word in the title, in the sense that the movie itself was pretty much a complete disaster. Paul has aged well, though. I watched this movie so you didn't have to.
"Respite," by Autumn Rachel Dryden
If, on the other hand, you're feeling like an apocalyptic-ish story done well, may I present Dryden's tale from Beyond the Sun? Here we have a people who have fled a horrible Earth with very little to work with, who are now basically homesteading on a new planet. That the new planet has just shown its ugly side - a carnivorous ugly side - that makes things all the more deadly is one thing.
That Ann is about to give birth and Edward and she have a lot of carnivores between them and safety is another.
I liked this a lot - the tension of the ticking-clock of the oncoming unstoppable horror against the courage of Ann (and the failing courage of Edward) was a nice set up, and the tiny bits of information dripped throughout the tale made the ultimate result feel clever without being contrived. Also, horde of carnivores!