Fiction Books on Ants

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Major Fiction

This table lists a number of major Fiction books in which the focus is specifically on ants.

Please note that this table excludes books and other publications which contain separate chapters and/or stories related to ants. Please view the Stories and Chapters table for such items.

List of major fiction books on ants
Title Author Year of Publication Publisher Language Subject Notes
Anthill: A Novel Wilson, Edward O. 2010 Norton Press English Conservation Alabama boy enthralled with ants
Ant Heap, The Dethier, Vincent G. 1979 The Darwin Press English Natural History Humor
Les Fourmis Werber, Bernard 1991 Librairie Générale Française: Albin Michel French Fiction Work has been translated into English and titled Empire of the Ants
Empire of the Ants Werber, Bernard; translation by Margaret Rocques 1998 Bantam Books English Fiction Fantastical journey of a man entering the cellar of his Paris home into a world of ants, never to return.
The Colony Colucci, A.J. 2012 Thomas Dunne Books English Fiction Super colony of ants on a murderous rampage in New York City
Leiningens Kampf mit den Ameisen: Novelle Stephenson, Carl 1930 Matthiesen Verlag German Fiction Plantation owner Leiningen does battle against a swarm of ants trying to take over his property.
Ender's Game Card, Orson Scott 1977 Tor English Science Fiction Young Readers book about a young boy's experiences while undergoing military training to fight in an intergalactic war against an ant-like alien species.

Stories and Chapters

This table lists books and additional publications that contain chapters and/or stories relating to ants.

List of fiction stories and/or chapters on ants
Story/Chapter Title Publication Author Year of Publication Publisher Language Subject Notes
"Argentine Ant, The" Watcher & Other Stories, The Calvino, Italo 1971 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich English Fiction Fiction
"Empire of the Ants" Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories, The (Penguin Classics) Wells, H.G. 2007 Penguin English Fiction Available to view through Project Gutenberg
"Dream of Akinosuke, The" Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Shings Hearn, Lafcadio 1971 Tuttle English Fiction Folklore from Japan. Available to view through Project Gutenberg
"Trailhead" New Yorker, The Wilson, Edward O. 2010 Condé Nast English Fiction Story from the novel Anthill; online version located on The New Yorker website
"Leiningen Versus the Ants" The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told Stephenson, Carl; collection edited by Lamar Underwood 1940 Tudor Pub. Co. English Fiction Work was translated from the German novella Leiningens Kampf mit den Ameisen: Novelle