*insert obligatory dragonlance joke*
I wouldn't say so. Apocalyptic to me implies a violent razing or disruption whereas the whole point of dying earth is a long slow wasting, it seems to me.
But I'd recommend reading New Sun anyway.
But not if he went on the books and lit board on gfaqs, which is a lot more mild than here (and also a lot more focused on aSoIaF >_>)
I'm assuming there's been some mod interference in this thread, because I'm dreadfully confused...