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 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...

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...

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,...