Jae

Award-Winning Author of Slow-Burn Romances between Strong Women

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Sapphic dystopian or post-apocalyptic book (Book Unicorn #12)

Can you believe it’s already time for the very last Book Unicorn post of the Sapphic Reading Challenge? This year sure flew by! 

This last category features sapphic dystopian, post-apocalyptic, or apocalyptic books. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they are actually distinct subgenres. 

In an apocalyptic book, a devastating disaster or war happens that makes society as we know it collapse. 

Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in the aftermath of that disaster and focuses on the individual’s struggle to survive in a devastated world. 

Dystopian fiction is set in a future society that is oppressive. It usually has a political element, e.g., the fight against a government that needs to be overthrown.

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