Friday, August 20, 2010

Are We Talking An Apocalyptic Story Or An Invasion Story?

I have mentioned many times that I'm not that fond of apocalyptic stories. However, I was going through the files today, getting ready to submit an old favorite short story, when I realized that many would probably call it apocalyptic because it it takes place in a post-civilization-as-we-know-it world.

Then I wondered if it is a invasion story. A lot of popular apocalyptic fiction deals with humankind doing itself in, not suffering through an invasion and being destroyed from without.

Yes, yes, that's the ticket. Gone Fishin' is an invasion tale. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it, because I much prefer aliens, no matter how dreadful, to depressed residents of a new world order.

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