The world is going to hell. We all know this. I could list some of the social, cultural, and political signs of our collective decline, but my readers are smart. Both of you. You guys already know.
To be honest, the “how” of society’s downward spiral has never really interested me. Listen, if you want to know how Republicans are ruining everything, read the New York Times. If you want to know how Democrats are ruining everything, read the Wall Street Journal. If you want to know things and get a side of topless women, read the The Sun (UK). If you want to know more about any of the Kardashian sisters, kill yourself – you’re part of the problem.
That said, I’ve always been fascinated by the potential end results of that downward spiral, be it physical destruction or totalitarian control. Post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction have always had a prominent place on my bookshelf. Among my favorites: Continue reading