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= Shipwreck Genre or Robinsonades =

About this Genre

click JTC photo to view Wikipedia article about Robinsonades with long partial list of titlesRich Genre: Just Getting Started.   Most readers will be amazed about what they'll learn on this website. In the meantime, you can read my entire John Argo DarkSF novel at Galley City, including lots of background info about the novel, the genre as a subgenre of Speculative Fiction (SF or SFFH), and the genre as a major part of world literature.

Info Topics.   The range of information is vast: see highlights on the Info Topics (Contents) page.



Surprise Examples (Diversity!)

From a surprisingly long and diverse list of Robinsonade works from ancient times into the space age, think of just the following few titles in random order:

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964 film dir. Byron Haskin; cult classic);
Robinson Crusoe 1,000,000 A.D. (2003 DarkSF novel by yours truly John Argo, speaking of SF—click cover at right to read at Galley City; plus lots of info about the novel, genre, etc.).
The Martian (2015 movie dir. by Ridley Scott, bestselling novel by Andy Weir);
Planet of the Apes (1968 SF film);
On The Island (2012 Romance novel by Tracy Garvis Greaves);
Lord of the Flies 1954 novel by Nobel Laureate Wm. Golding; 1963 film;
The Odyssey epic poem attributed to Homer, c.750 BCE: Ulysses is shipwrecked on an island with Calypso for seven years among other adventures;
Gilligan's Island 1960s TV series;
Lost in Space 1960s TV series;
FreakAngels 2008 post-apoc video game;
The Blue Lagoon 1908 novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole; popular 1980 film with Brooke Shields;
…And countless other examples abound, crossing all genres and media formats.

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Robinson Crusoe 1,000,000 A.D.

A Classic DarkSF Novel & Robinsonade by John Argo

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A Million Years Post-Apocalyptic Earth: Humankind is extinct, but a former university bio lab gradually evolved into a system of living,underground birth caverns—which deliver clones of long-ago college students into a hostile, alien, unrecognizable nightmare world… Click the book cover on the right side of this page to visit Galley City where you can read the entire book for free (or buy: the Bookstore Metaphor)

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My SF Subgenre: DarkSF. Just as the original 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe was not a children's story, and not a fuzzy bunnies Disney cartoon nor a parody, so the best of speculative fiction is not superficial, but rich in atmosphere, artistry, characterization, and deep philosophical inquiry. I wrote Robinson Crusoe 1,000,000 A.D. aiming at a high standard.

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