Archives: The Last of the Ageless

Charting the Ageless

Cover for The Last of the AgelessIn many ways, the story of how The Last of the Ageless came about is the story of my writing career. While I’ve written many other stories and novels, nothing has haunted me the way this novel has.

Younger Years

I wrote a story I called “Future Generation” at age 15. By the end of the year, I’d finished Chapter 14. In the original story, the main character’s father had been killed by the aliens, one of the few sources of conflict.

The story began thusly: “The young Mutant Dernex sat cross-legged in front of his newly made fire near the apparently nonnegotiable canyon.”
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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