What Writers Get Wrong (and Right) in Post-Apocalyptic Stories

Tony Peak
5 min readJul 28, 2021
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The so-called ‘end of the world’ scenario has been a robust subgenre of science fiction, fantasy, and horror for decades. Post-apocalyptic stories are a reflection of how we fear our civilization might end, whether it was nuclear war in the 1950s, or a global pandemic in the era of COVID-19. Like many readers and viewers, I too enjoy the speculation as to who and what would survive…

Tony Peak

Science Fiction & Fantasy author, member of SFWA, HWA, Planetary Society