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Subgenres and Themes of the Apocalypse

In my last post, I discussed the difference between dystopian fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction, and mentioned how sometimes, one can be considered a subgenre of the other. Now I’m back to talk about the variety of themes, tropes, and subgenres within the post-apocalyptic genre.

The word apocalypse originates from Greek, meaning to uncover or reveal. While many religions portray their own visions of the end times (Armageddon, Ragnarok, etc.), the modern-day apocalyptic genre breaks down into several categories:

Feed by Mira Grant, a Zombie Apocalypse NovelZombies/Pandemic

No post on the apocalypse would be complete without mentioning zombies, which have come to dominate the apocalyptic genre. If you ask someone outside fandom, “What’s the first word that comes to mind when I say ‘apocalypse’,” I’m willing to bet most would say “zombies!”
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FREE Copies of The Last of the Ageless

Right now, The Last of the Ageless is available for free if you enter and win one of these two giveaways. Hurry—the LibraryThing ebook giveaway ends July 28.

Cover for The Last of the AgelessPaperback Giveaway on Goodreads

10 paperback copies are up for grabs on Goodreads, a place where you can see what your friends are reading and discover your next favorite book. Yes, you’ll need an account, but it’s free. Continue reading