Character vs. imaginary nature
May 11, 2012 10:22 AM Subscribe
What are some examples in fantastic and speculative fiction of characters struggling to survive in a beautiful but alien and dangerous natural environment? All media acceptable.
posted by strangely stunted trees to media & arts (32 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
To be clear, I mean alien to the reader - it's fine (but not at all required) if the characters are completely familiar with the environment.
The two examples that spring immediately to my mind are Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and The Drowned World-era Ballard, but there's no special requirement that the setting be post-apocalyptic - and I'm not especially interested right now in a The Road type of trudging-through-dust-and-ashes-and-fighting-off-cannibals type of post-apocalypse.