Children are often said to be our future. But when the world is destroyed, what roles do they play? Is their a trend amongst science fiction in terms of how the children are treated? What is left for them to offer the world if the hopes of rebuilding are fruitless?
This is worth pursuing but may be broadened to include not just Sci-fi but really the post-apocalypse scenario in general. For example, I'm not sure if the Walking Dead is sci-fi but the role of children in that world raises similar issues. – rj2n7 years ago
This is interesting. In "Mad Max: The Road Warrior" (1981), the feral kid ends up become the narrator of the story that in his adult time has become a legend. – T. Palomino2 months ago
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