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Post Apocalyptic Fiction

Surviving Doomsday: Of Wolves And Penguins

Carla Marcantonio | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Carla Marcantonio

Note: plot spoilers contained herein. As I try to redirect or just manage to do something else with my angst over what may happen on Election Day oth...

An Enchanting Tale of Humanity, Destiny and Symphony

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.06.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

It glitters like a dark star, leaving the reader enchanted, authentically moved, and somehow longing for the gallant, threadbare humanity of a ruined world. This slender book feels immense -- though sparely told, it never shrugs off the import it claims.

7 Terrifying Apocalyptic Novels That Show Us Our Possible Futures

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.21.2015 | Home
Off The Shelf

Can lifelong friends stay together while the world burns? Over the years, many novels have done horrible things to great characters in unforgettable settings. Here are my favorites.

5 Dystopian Trilogies Better Than 'The Hunger Games'

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.20.2015 | Home
Kathleen Smith

Perhaps it's callous to love dystopia, to soak up stories where the characters are much worse off than you are, but the fiction shelves of bookstores are littered with these premises. For some reason, we just can't get enough of the world ending. And rebooting, in the most terrifying ways.

ReThink Interview: Jake Paltrow, Writer/Director of Young Ones

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.30.2014 | Home
Jonathan Kim

I guess I'm saying that now I understand those list-making lovers of obscure films, and to prove it, I'd like to express my affection for Young Ones, a film written and directed by Jake Paltrow that you almost certainly haven't heard of but definitely shouldn't miss.

People of Color Do Survive the Apocalypse: 5 Books You Should Read

Olivia Cole | Posted 06.10.2014 | Home
Olivia Cole

In case you've ever looked at the whitewashed array of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that line the shelves and asked yourself, "Do people of color survive the apocalypse?" the answer is yes. Read these books.

Emmy Award Winning Designer Pens Sci-Fi Novel

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Gregory G. Allen

If people believe they are meant to do one thing in life, they obviously haven't met Bud Santora. The former costume designer went on to be a book illustrator and now has penned his first novel.

A Look Behind Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies, One of The Best Sci-Fi Shows in Years

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 08.08.2013 | Home
Jason Apuzzo

Falling Skies seems most likely to be remembered as another distinguished entry in Steven Spielberg's huge body of work as a director and producer of science fiction.

The Lights Go Out On The 'Revolution' Premiere

Posted 11.17.2012 | Home

J.J. Abrams' latest ambitious-sci-fi drama, NBC's "Revolution," made its premiere Monday night. The series takes a look at a world in which all electr...

20 Literary Visions Of The Apocalypse

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Home

From the LA Review of Books: The apocalyptic novel has many mutations.  In an increasingly modern and mechanized world, the anxiety of the apocaly...

Apocalypse... Soon? The Gender Gap in Apoca-Lit

Laura Barcella | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Laura Barcella

Could women really be less interested in the seemingly universal (and universally terrifying) theme of the world's end? Doubtful. So why aren't there more women-penned apocalyptic cultural offerings out there?

Monument 14 Is a Post-Apocalyptic Wild Ride About Survival

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home
Julie A. Carlson

The novel is action-packed, moving from the terrifying hailstorm that plunges the reader right into the thick of things to the chemical weapon which changes people's personalities to the powerful cliffhanger ending.

Post-Apocalyptic The Immortal Rules Adds Compelling Voice to Vampire Fiction

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home
Julie A. Carlson

Julie Kagawa didn't plan on writing a vampire book. She felt there were so many good vampire books already out on the market and didn't think she had anything to add. Boy, does she now!

Review of Pure and Interview With Julianna Baggott

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Home
Julie A. Carlson

The most appealing aspect of these stories is that the creative characters and landscapes leap off the page and most importantly, how these stories make us think.

Apocalypse Not Now: Seeking a New Beginning ... before the End

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Randall Amster

Undertaking even a cursory review of the news queue evidences the apocalyptic overtones in our collective midst. In the most recent additions to the c...

At Home With Dystopia: Salon No. 7 at Marine Art Salon

Claressinka Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Claressinka Anderson

The artists in Salon No.7 are contemporary versions of the Romantic painters, grappling with a contemporary vision of the sublime in new and compelling ways.

Flashlight Worthy

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Steinberg

I recently read the gentlest, most thoughtful post-apocalyptic novel I've ever read. It's about how our lives would change if we simply... ran out of...

The Book of Eli: An Okay Post-Apocalyptic Movie Nearly Sunk by its Ambivalent Christianity

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Remington

The Book of Eli is sunk by its ambition: it's a genre movie with religious pretensions, but it loses its way in the murky waters of religion.

Change In Apocalyptic Stories: "Disaster Porn Is No Longer The Point"

io9 | Chanda Phelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Disaster porn is no longer the point of the apocalypse. It doesn't matter how the world ends, just that it does. Making it to the End doesn't mean the...