SF author and columnist Mike Chen talks about how creating the characters of A Beginning at the End was more important than the actual apocalypse and immediate aftermath.
Mike talks about the importance of reestablishing family and community connections, and restoring some sense of normalcy to give the younger survivors a safe space to learn and grow, and so much more.
For more on his thoughts on post-apocalyptic world building, read his article at The Portalist: 10 Questions for Writers to Ask When Post-Apocalyptic Worldbuilding
If you want to see Mike in person, he will be at Gallifrey One (Feb 14-16), and SF in SF on Feb 23, and if you’re going to be in the Tucson AZ area, Mike will be at the Tucson Festival of Books (March 14, 2020)
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