Sunday, June 2, 2019

Five pedal-to-the-metal apocalyptic stories

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog, Nicole Hill tagged five gonzo apocalypses to make you feel better about your week, including:
The Prey of Gods, by Nicky Drayden

Two words to describe Drayden’s first novel: delightfully disorienting. It wages a pitched battle between two very different demigoddesses in an alt-future South Africa: one a girl only just reaching her deadly potential, the other a fallen hellbeast hell-bent on clawing her way back into power. Their encounter promises to have cataclysmic consequences for the unfortunately mortal as it plays out against a bonkers near-future backdrop littered African folklore and scads of incongruous SFF tropes, from sentient robots, to genetically engineered animals, to hallucinogenic superdrugs with nigh-spiritual effects. Plus murder. Lots and lots of murder.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue