Apocalyptic Genre – What’s the best definition for the apocalyptic fiction genre? Apocalyptic (and post-apocalyptic) fiction involves an event that devastates and brings down society as we know it. Apocalyptic stories can consist of a plague, natural disaster, or the makings of mankind (such as bio-weaponry or war). Zombie fiction is a great example as it mainly revolves around the zombie apocalypse (Zpoc) and the downfall of everything civil, even in human beings. Apocalyptic fiction contains the beginning or process of the crumbling of society and/or mankind.

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apocalyptic genre book coverApocalyptic Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the apocalyptic fiction genre.

1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

2. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

3. The Stand by Stephen King

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

5. The Passage by Justin Cronin

6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

7. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

8. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

9. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

10. Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

11. Angelfall by Susan Ee

12. Divergent by Veronica Roth

13. Earth Abides by George R. Stewart

14. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

15. I Am Legend and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

16. Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

17. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

18. The Twelve by Justin Cronin

19. On the Beach by Nevil Shute

20. Ashfall by Mike Mullin

21. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

22. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer

23. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

24. Feed (by Mira Grant

25. One Second After by William R. Forstchen

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Apocalyptic Genre – Related Book Genres

* Disaster Thriller Genre

* Dystopian Genre

* Horror Genre Definition

* Military Fiction Genre

* Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Genre

* Utopian Fiction Definition

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