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The Dog Stars

A Poetic and Introspective Vision of a Post-Apocalyptic Future, By Peter Heller

The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller, is set in a post-apocalyptic near future where a virulent and aggressive strain of the flu has taken the lives of most of the population of the world, leaving the rest in fear of one another and desperate for survival. The survivors are few and usually those with some […]

Good Omens

A Comedic, Apocalyptic, Wonderful, Beloved Novel, By Neil Gaiman

“I mean, pointing out the Tree and saying ‘Don’t Touch’ in big letters. Not very subtle, is it? I mean, why not put it on top of a high mountain or a long way off? Makes you wonder what He’s really planning.” I recently found myself wanting some sort of inspiration (and faced with a […]

The Age of Miracles

A Light Read About a World In Crisis, By Karen Thompson Walker

As Karen Walker Thompson’s The Age of Miracles opens, the world is in the initial stages of “the slowing” — a gradual decline in the speed of its rotation on the Earth’s axis. This is, of course, problematic, and sends our narrator Julia’s life into chaos, along with the rest of the world’s population. I […]