Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, science fantasy or horror in which the Earth's technological civilization is collapsing or has collapsed. The apocalypse event may be climatic, such as runaway climate change; natural, such as an impact event; man-made, such as nuclear holocaust or resource depletion; medical, such as a pandemic, whether natural or man ...
Dystopian societies appear in many sub-genres of fiction and are often used to draw attention to society, environment, politics, economics, religion, psychology, ethics, science or technology. Some authors use the term to refer to existing societies, many of which are, or have been, totalitarian states or societies in an advanced state of collapse.
Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster. The time frame may be immediately after the catastrophe, focusing on the travails or psychology of survivors, or considerably later, often including the theme that the existence of pre-catastrophe civilization has been forgotten (or mythologized).
A zombie apocalypse is a particular scenario within apocalyptic fiction. The Last Man is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. Scholars have shown increasing interest in her literary output, particularly in her novels, which include the historical novels Valperga (1823) and Perkin Warbeck (1830), the apocalyptic novel The Last Man (1826 ...
Post-apocalyptic stories often take place in an agrarian, non-technological future world, or a world where only scattered elements of technology remain.There is a considerable degree of blurring between this form of science fiction and that which deals with false utopias or dystopic societies.
May 31, 2019 · Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction, including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King, Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and ...
The latest installment of The Mad Mick series is out now in all formats. The day of it’s release it hit #1 in Military Science Fiction, #2 in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, and #3 in Military Thrillers. It was the #1 Hot New Release in Military Thrillers. Feedback on this book has been excellent.
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman. Votes: 290,598 | Gross: $94.84M
Ryan Casey is the author of over a dozen novels and a highly successful serial. He writes gritty post-apocalyptic fiction, throwing normal people into devastating situations and exploring how they react and adapt. He has also written several detective mysteries and thrillers.
Aug 29, 2014 · Emergence was the first post-apocalyptic novel I ever read and the one that made me into a huge Science Fiction fan. I found it in a box of my father’s books when I was 11 or 12 and have read it several times since that first experience.