posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 05:35 PM
Fun fun, I actually tried writing an apocalypse book myself once. Mine was based on viral dna in the human genome. Basically, dormant viral DNA
being triggered and wiping out the bulk of the population. It was when I got to the point where I'd have to start wiping out that bulk that I
couldn't do it. Kind of based on this:
Haven't seen anybody do that one. Closest I can recall was Emergence by David Palmer where a biological-nuclear weapon (biowarfare) initiates a
plague that wipes out just about everyone except for a portion of the population that weren't homo sapiens after all but homo post-hominem. Bizarre
and interesting book if you get bored and what some summer entertainment..en.wikipedia.org...
Nibiru--already kind of been done with the film Melancholia.
Gamma rays--that's a scary one. Basically, nearby star to our solar system goes supernova and a gamma ray burst is heading our way. Gamma ray bursts
are very rare but if you're thinking just apocalypse and awaiting it, could be a good one because it would feature time and uncertainty.
Starvation/depletion/overpopulation--Sheri Tepper grazed on this theme in her creation of the world called Fidipur (feed the poor) in her book called
"Beauty". Monstrously bleak and terrible. Just Tepper's glimpses of Fidipur scarred me for life, lol.
Could work in colony collapse as being
a factor and technology (robobees) to make it even more real but careful, that's a dark, dark, dark path for a story. Scarred. Truly.