Friday, January 22, 2016

End of the World Literature – Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Earth Abides by George R. StewartEnd of the World Literature – Post-Apocalyptic Fiction on AbeBooks: Things can always be worse and you can rely on novelists to put that phrase into cold, hard words on the page. Noah’s ark and the flood that wiped Earth clean of wicked mankind is an early example of post-apocalyptic writing but the modern genre of end of the world literature can be traced back two centuries to Mary Shelley’s The Last Man published in 1826.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I think most Apocalyptic stories owe the biggest debt to the Book of Revelations; the themes of one's own personal triumph and the come-uppance of the weak, foolish and wicked tend to crop up a lot in the genre.