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philosophical observation on genre

How long after the apocalypse can a post-apocalyptic tale take place?

Is it post-apocalyptic if they are still poking about the ruins of millennia ago?

How about if science had rolled on, but irretrievably altered by the changes they made to cope with the disaster and ward off the danger?

hmmm. . . .
Tags: genre, genre: science fiction
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  • genre

    A mystery reader, confronted with a large mass of sudden detail, is going to go—subconsciously, at least— "Aha! somewhere in all of this the writer…

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    Can you really have a superhero story where all the super-powered are aliens from outer space? Not if they all come from the same planet and have…

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