Sunday, June 11, 2017

Five books with different takes on the apocalypse

Anne Corlett's debut novel is The Space Between the Stars.

One of her five favorite books with different takes on the apocalypse, as shared at
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

I wasn’t entirely sure whether this one belonged on this list, but I decided to squeeze it in anyway. The book as a whole isn’t an apocalyptical tale, but it does end with the disintegration of society as we know it. Over the course of the book we see the main character, Holly, grow from a teenager in the eighties to an old woman, trying to scrape a living in a world where the power has largely gone off, sinking human civilization into a time of “Endarkenment.” A frightening and realistic portrayal of humanity clinging onto the last fragments of their old way of life, while realising, too late, that this particular end-of-the-world situation was entirely man-made, and quite possibly avoidable.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue