WHAT'S THE MEANING?
Post-apocalyptic fiction is a sub-genre of science fiction. This focuses on the aftermath of an apocalypse event from war, to plague, to natural or man-made disasters. It shows the people trying to survive and start anew, as most of mankind is dead and all infrastructures were wrecked.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know the breakout success of Cormac McCarthy's 2006 novel "The Road" sparked a literary trend? It caused a rise in the popularity of post-apocalyptic fiction books. This sub-genre appeals to a wide range of readers, who like action and adventure. They also appeal to readers who want to wonder the "what ifs?" Moreover, post-apocalyptic fiction appeals to teens too. Why? Because of how many of the stories are set after the end of the world, making them imagine it can happen in their own time. Teens who might feel a lack of control in their lives are into this too, because the characters in these novels face far bigger issues. This makes them feel that their problems are more manageable and they can let go of their problems while reading.
Indeed, post-apocalyptic fiction books are on the rise for a reason. The reason might be most stories focus on the destructive effects of warfare, having a virus of plague as the cause of the end of the world. These stories might be cautionary for the world. But they also reaffirm why people struggle to keep the world together.
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