Are post-apocalyptic survival stories too cliché? The idea of a group of survivors trying to make their way in a broken world really captures my imagination, but I’m concerned that it has already been done to death. If I wrote such a story, I would obviously try to avoid all the standard tropes (zombies, mutants, preppers who conveniently have everything, etc.) I have a bunch of ideas swarming in my mind, and I just wanted to gauge whether or not they’re totally idiotic: · A pandemic that kills off most of the world’s population. · A nuclear war · A climate change catastrophe · A super volcano eruption I also have some more fantastical ideas: · Prehistoric monsters that come back from the dead and overtake the Earth · Extraterrestrial invasion Are these too cliche?