Monday 06 October 2008

Themes from Z for Zachariah

  • nuclear war
  • death
  • lonliness
  • murder/justified murder
  • survival
  • gender roles
  • coming-of-age

Speculative Fiction

speculate: to wonder what would happen

fiction: made up story

speculative fiction: genre of literature that explores what would happen if…

  • nuclear war was to break out in the US
  • if the UK had been bombed during the Cold War
  • the Nazis won WWII
  • humans could travel through space
  • aliens invaded the earth
  • we could travel through time
  • dinosaurs came back
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