There are few things as morbidly fun to ponder as how the world might end or, for us writers, how we might end the worlds we create. To end October, here is a list of ways the world could end. Enjoy!

  • Asteroid/meteor impact
  • Robot Apocalypse
  • Pandemic (natural or man made)
  • Reversal of Earth’s magnetic field
  • Nuclear war
  • Alien invasion
  • Genetically engineered species/mutant
  • Earth is knocked out of orbit
  • Earth comes in contact with a black hole
  • Super Volcano
  • Earth is knocked significantly off its axis
  • Gamma ray burst
  • Ozone or atmosphere disappears
  • Giant solar flare
  • Global warming
  • Nanotechnology runs wild
  • Divine intervention
  • All atoms suddenly cease to exist at the same time (theoretically possible, although highly improbable)
  • Strangelets, antimatter, and other deadly particles
  • Deconstructed by a self-replicating machine (think Star Gate)
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