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In the Land of the Blind: Bird Box and Surviving without Sight

Imagine that you and a few fellow survivors are left alone in a world in which alien entities have destroyed almost all of humanity. Next, imagine that you have to scavenge supplies, source potable water, care for your children, differentiate ally from friend, and defend yourself. Now, imagine that you have to do all of […]

January 28th

Book Review: The Anthropocene, by Christian Schwagerl

For better or worse, this is the age of the human, with the choices that we make affecting the Earth on a geological scale. Such is the premise of The Anthropocene, written by Christian Schwagerl and given to me by a publicist who found my sweet spot for Doomsday literature. “Anthropocene” means “the epoch of […]

December 6th

Why We Love Zombies

Oh, there’s a reason why you like zombies. If you’re a reader of Joseph Campbell on down, you’ll know that it’s pretty well established that what we fear represents- well, what WE fear, like “We the People” we. Our personal fears reflect the fears of our entire societal collective unconsciousness. Godzilla equals nuclear war. Werewolves […]

October 28th