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* HitSoHardTheCalendarFeltIt:
-->"This is the Moment Zero, and we stand between two eras. Now the new life begins. Now we commence the Year One. The Year One!"

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* HappilyMarried: Ish and Em. Even though they do have their disagreements, they still love and value each other as they are.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: The nature of Evie's mental disability is a mystery even to the characters. Ish seems to think Evie had been born like this, but the children suggest that her handicap resulted from lack of nurturing after her family died in the plague. As none of them had known Evie before the apocalypse, they cannot be sure either way.


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** Most of the people Ish encounters post plague are friendly, honest, and basically morally decent.

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** Most of the people Ish encounters post plague post-plague are friendly, honest, and basically morally decent.


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%%* ApocalypseHow* ApocalypseHow: Likely Class 3b. It is speculated, but not definitively proven, that the particular strain of measles that killed billions could have been the result of incautious biological research. The protagonist, Ish, decides that based on past evidence of species extinctions through natural mutations of diseases, that humanity could simply have been unlucky enough to encounter a particularly virulent mutant strain of measles.


* PassingTheTorch: Ish passes on his hammer.
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hammer [[spoiler:nearly at the moment of death]].
* ThePlague: In the course of discovering what went on in the world while he was out of commission with a fever, Ish finds out a particularly virulent form of measles made its way across the Earth, killing a very high percentage of those who caught it.


* AlternateHistory: By the end of the book it is around what would have been the 1980s, but with the rusting remnants of the 1940s surrounding them.

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* AlternateHistory: By the end of the book it is around what would have been the 1980s, 1980s or 1990s, but with the rusting remnants of the 1940s surrounding them.


** Most of the people Ishmael encounters post plague are friendly, honest, and basically morally decent.
* HopeSpringsEternal: Though civilization has not recovered the way Ishmael hoped it would by the time he reaches old age, he observes that despite their lack of historic knowledge, the younger generations are still carrying out a good quality life. He watches the younger members of his clan finding joy in their daily chatter and in their playtime with their dogs. [[spoiler: The clan is even beginning to connect to outside communities.]]

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** Most of the people Ishmael Ish encounters post plague are friendly, honest, and basically morally decent.
* HopeSpringsEternal: Though civilization has not recovered the way Ishmael Ish hoped it would by the time he reaches old age, he observes that despite their lack of historic knowledge, the younger generations are still carrying out a good quality life. He watches the younger members of his clan finding joy in their daily chatter and in their playtime with their dogs. [[spoiler: The clan is even beginning to connect to outside communities.]]


* HopeSpringsEternal: Though civilization has not recovered the way Ishmael hoped it would by the time he reaches old age, he observes that despite their lack of historic knowledge, the younger generations are still carrying out a good quality life. He watches the younger members of his clan finding joy in their daily chatter and in their playtime with their dogs. The clan is even beginning to connect to outside communities.

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* HopeSpringsEternal: Though civilization has not recovered the way Ishmael hoped it would by the time he reaches old age, he observes that despite their lack of historic knowledge, the younger generations are still carrying out a good quality life. He watches the younger members of his clan finding joy in their daily chatter and in their playtime with their dogs. [[spoiler: The clan is even beginning to connect to outside communities.]]

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* HopeSpringsEternal: Though civilization has not recovered the way Ishmael hoped it would by the time he reaches old age, he observes that despite their lack of historic knowledge, the younger generations are still carrying out a good quality life. He watches the younger members of his clan finding joy in their daily chatter and in their playtime with their dogs. The clan is even beginning to connect to outside communities.

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** Most of the people Ishmael encounters post plague are friendly, honest, and basically morally decent.


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A classic 1949 novel by George R. Stewart, which depicts the new tribal society which slowly arises in (the ruins of) Berkeley, California after most of humanity is wiped out by a viral plague. Features much rumination about ecology and human society. One of the first of the CosyCatastrophe genre, and a major influence on Creator/StephenKing's novel ''TheStand''.

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A classic 1949 novel by George R. Stewart, which depicts the new tribal society which slowly arises in (the ruins of) Berkeley, California after most of humanity is wiped out by a viral plague. Features much rumination about ecology and human society. One of the first of the CosyCatastrophe genre, and a major influence on Creator/StephenKing's novel ''TheStand''.
''Literature/TheStand''.

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