The Post-Apocalyptic Writer’s Toolkit

Tony Peak
7 min readApr 4, 2022
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So you have a post-apocalyptic story you want to tell? They can be great vehicles for not only personal but social expression, often more so than other SF subgenres. Like most fiction, post-apocalyptic tales are influenced by the current zeitgeist — but also bring something else to the table: a reappraisal of the past and how it influences the present.

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Tony Peak

Science Fiction & Fantasy author, member of SFWA, HWA, & Planetary Society; represented by Ethan Ellenberg