Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Best (Or Worst) Of Apocalyptic Books


Hat tip to George Kelley.

6 comments:

  1. Without 'Earth Abides,' it's definitely not a 'Best' list.

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  2. I agree. Definitely one of the greats.

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  3. I've read 10 of the 21, which doesn't surprise me, but neither does it make me want to read any of the others.

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  4. Let's try, Essentially Mostly the Most Famous Apocs...um, DAVY, by Edgar Pangborn?

    Either WAR WITH THE NEWTS or THE ABSOLUTE AT LARGE by Karel Capek, even if they are in part how the Apoc came upon us?

    In recommending apocs to the comedian Matt Besser, who challenged listeners to his podcast to name him some that he hadn't already read, I put also Neal Barrett, Jr.'s THROUGH DARKEST AMERICA and (in part, to be sure, only) Joanna Russ's THE FEMALE MAN...wonder if Gary K. Wolfe put this list together, but doubt it, given the relentlessly shorn nature of the HuffPo version...perhaps the LARB version is more forthcoming...

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  5. I'm guessing it might be Wolfe or even Cullen, at least in part, thanks to the sapient inclusion of THE LONG TOMORROW.

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  6. Yeah, some other favorites of mine are left off, but I was glad to see THE LONG TOMORROW and DR. BLOODMONEY, among others.

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