No news there's been a rash of this "doom" thinking of late. Times of stress, horror and nightmare scenarios flood our creative outlets, books, and films. Kind of like the zombie stuff yesterday and the vampired-to-death orgy everywhere. Thing is, what will be the post-post-apocalyptic wave? If recent history is a guide it's a toss up between great genre-breaking, progressive creativity (the 60s) or disco (mid-70s)? Hmm. Then again, after disco came punk....
KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.
Plot Your Pre-Post-Apocalypse Novel Here
Struggling to come up with the nightmare scenario for your apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic thriller? Slate Magazine has an app for that. Try the "Choose Your Own Apocalypse" drag and drop matrix. Yeah, sure, it's a time waster. But so are blogs.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 8/04/2009 04:44:00 AM