The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)Charlie Jane Anders10/07/14 1:05pm33948EditPromoteGo to permalinkThe Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.