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Pilgrimage of the Damned: an online serial saga

post apocalyptic serial fiction

Title: Pilgrimage of the Damned
Author: Phil Williams
Year published: 2012 onwards
Genre: Post-apocalyptic, serial, religious/dark comedy.
Threat: Unexplained insanity.
Two words: Serial saga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The online serial, Pilgrimage of the Damned, has been recommended as an Editor’s Pick on online serial fiction site JukePop Serials. This free website is a great source of ongoing fiction accessible to all, covering a number of genres, so it’s great to see my post-apocalyptic saga being so well received there. The serial follows the union of two wayward survivors in a British wasteland: one a no-nonsense young lady doing what she has to to survive, the other a man who is convinced he is already dead. Read more

I Am Legend: genre defining

I am legend novel

Title: I Am Legend
Author:Richard Matheson
Year published: 1954
Genre: Post-apocalyptic (near), horror.
Threat: Disease, vampires
Two words: Utterly influential.

 

 

 

 

 

Rarely in history has a book had such a profound impact on its genre as I Am Legend. More than half a century after its initial release, it continues to influence the countless zombie apocalypse, vampire society and lonely wasteland wanderer stories that now pervade popular culture. Themes that we now consider cliché, like the scientific origin of the paranormal disease, and the sole survivor turned hardened hunter, were novel and original when this book was first released. Testament to how successfully Matheson captured these ideas, they are now over-used and over-familiar. But if you’ve never read the original, rest assured it still stands the test of time. Read more