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Children in Post Apocalypse Science Fiction

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. – rj2n 9 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. Palomino 2 years ago

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