THE END HAS COME Author Interview: David Wellington, Author of “Agent Neutralized”

David Wellington, Author of “Agent Neutralized,” discusses the background of his story in this exclusive interview featured on A Dribble of Ink:

Which post-apocalyptic story/ies left the greatest impression on you?

I grew up obsessed with the idea of nuclear war. It might seem absurd to younger readers now but there was a time when it seemed inevitable, that we had created this thing, this world-ending machine, and that we just weren’t going to be able to stop ourselves from pressing the red button. I pored over many a tome of nuclear catastrophe as a child, like On the Beach and Alas, Babylon, and of course (as this story clearly shows) the Mad Max movies. The funny thing was back then our apocalypse fiction served to make it look like maybe it wouldn’t be so bad. Sure, the crops would all fail and life would be hard, but you got to wear crazy clothes and roar around the desert in dune buggies covered in spikes and baby doll heads. There is a very strange kind of nostalgia for old armageddons, sort of the dark twin for the nostalgia we all feel now for the naïvely optimistic futures of old science fiction.

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