Full record for post-apocalyptic adj.

Definition = post-apocalypse
OED requirements antedating 1978
Earliest cite Alan Frank, 'Sci-Fi Now'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 2001 cite from Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick's "Being Gardner Dozois". Jeff Prucher submitted a 1991 cite from "An Interview with Octavia E. Butler" by Randall Kenan, in Callaloo. Jeff Prucher submitted a 2003 cite from Gary K. Wolfe's review column in Locus. Jeff Prucher submitted a 2001 cite from Lucius Shepard's "Eternity and Afteward". Jeff Prucher submitted a 2003 cite from the New York Times Book Review. Jeff Prucher submitted a 1998 cite from a review by Rosemary C. Smith in Nova Express. Fred Galvin submitted a 1986 cite from Barry N. Malzberg in "Uncollected Stars". Patrick Broadhurst submitted a 1978 cite from Alan Frank's "Sci-Fi Now".
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Citations for post-apocalyptic adj.

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1986 B. N. Malzberg in P. Anthony et al. Uncollected Stars Introd. 6 Another theory is that the theme of this story is black even by the stands [sic] of this pair of writers and by the standards of this postapocalyptic period in Astounding.
1991 Callaloo Spring 502 There seems to be a movement in your work from a view of continuance to a view of apocalypse. For example in Clay's Ark the civilization has been attacked by a microorganism. But in Xenogenesis there is a postapocalyptic scenario.
1998 R. C. Smith Reviews in Nova Express Fall–Winter 35/2 Set in the Canadian cites of Edmonton and Vancouver, this winter's tale conveys the grim desperation of a post-apocalyptic society. But instead of the usual nuclear holocaust, deadly plague, or environmental calamity, this catastrophe was brought about by the Dream of 2004—a tidal wave of magic which swept away huge chunks of our modern world of science and reason.
2001 G. Dozois Interview in G. Dozois & M. Swanwick Being Gardner Dozois 236 Czudak reflects back on the thermonuclear war, which I think reflects a break with seventies science fiction which would have thrown the story into a post-apocalyptic setting.
2001 L. Shepard Eternity and Afterward in Mag. of Fantasy and Sci. Fiction Mar. 64 A foul-smelling corridor with stained, pitted concrete walls, littered with trash, ranged by warped wooden doors and buckets of sand. Hills of cans and bottles, stratified canyons of paper and plastic waste, dried-up riverbeds of urine and spilled vodka, altogether effecting a post-apocalyptic terrain laid out beneath a dirty white sky in which hung a jaundiced light bulb sun.
2003 G. K. Wolfe Locus Looks at Books in Locus Apr. 19/2 Veniss Underground , a post-apocalyptic far future urban novel with some echoes of Vance and Wolfe, and particularly of the longstanding secret underground city tradition, offers some answers, and for the most part they're quite pleasant.
2003 Books for Summer Reading in N.Y. Times Book Rev. 1 June 20/2 Atwood returns to a dystopian future in this bleak novel about a man who may be the last human remaining on postapocalyptic earth.