The Earth That Was

By Andrew Gifford “Earth that was could no longer sustain us, we were so many.” The film Serenity opens with a fleet of generation ships leaving a polluted, ruined Earth behind and heading for the system that’s the setting for the movie and the TV series that preceded...

The Post-Apocalypse Part Three: Hell is Other People

By Andrew Gifford In part two of my post-apocalypse rant, I talked about the Pelbar Cycle, which is a seven-part series all about people learning to get along a thousand years after the apocalypse. But that’s not something you often see in tales of the...

Amanda Pell and the Post-Post Apocalypse

by Andrew Gifford The post-apocalyptic genre is all the rage now in the literary world. I can’t even keep up with the new titles that come out. That wasn’t always the case, though. When I was young, to fulfill my post-apocalyptic cravings, I had to comb through the...

My Little Apocalypse: The Post-Apocalypse Genre in Literature

By Andrew Gifford If there’s one thing I love, it’s the apocalypse. So can I write a quarterly column rambling wildly about my favorite pre- and post-apocalypse literature? I’m going to try, just so I can be That Guy. But, first, an introduction. My addiction to the...

Editor’s Note

In 2002, SFWP publisher Andrew Gifford started the first iteration of the SFWP Journal. During the course of the next thirteen years, the journal published 361 stories by a large number of writers—almost all of whom were, at the time, un-established—on a mostly...