In 2020, the world was confronted with the unimaginable. Many likened the pandemic to the apocalypse, and photos from around the globe exposed empty, dystopian places that are normally teeming with life.
Thankfully, modern science was used to create vaccines to deliver hope, but the surreal experience of living through the pandemic showed that it’s no wonder that similar situations are common storytelling vehicles for science fiction.
Pandemic movies, television shows, video games, and books explore the ramifications of viral outbreaks in creative, compelling ways. In fact, there are some lessons to be learned from fictional viruses and fictional diseases, and they often expose the strengths and weaknesses of society as a whole. To this end, the CEUFast team has taken a look at a list of fictional viruses and other diseases.