Apocalyptic Literary Science Fiction Case Study: Stephan King’s Stand

Shokoufeh Moslemy, Kian Pishkar


S. King’s (1947) books have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, and comic books. Apocalyptic literature is a genre of prophetical writing that developed in post-Exilic Jewish culture and was popular among millennialist early Christians. "Apocalypse" is a Greek word meaning "revelation", "an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling". As a genre, apocalyptic literature details the authors' visions of the end times as revealed by an angel or other heavenly messenger. The apocalyptic literature of Judaism and Christianity embraces a considerable period, from the centuries following the Babylonian exile down to the close of the Middle Ages. Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas" "Science fiction" is difficult to define, as it includes a wide range of subgenres and themes.


Apocalyptic, Literary science fiction, Stephan King’s Stand

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