The mid-1980s were a great time for horror movies–Jason, Freddy, Michael, poltergeists, werewolves, and all their many companions. But […]Read More →
The Fireman, Joe Hill’s latest opus, is a big, rambling, post-apocalyptic horror novel that is fast-moving and entertaining but, […]Read More →
In my experience, the bigger the hype, the bigger the disappointment. And so it is with Hugh Howey’s Wool, […]Read More →
The horror author T. M. Wright passed away on Halloween. By pure coincidence I had just reread his 1991 […]Read More →
I first read Emergence, by David R. Palmer, in the magazine Analog back in 1981. I was thrilled with it then. The protagonist, Candy Smith-Foster, all of eleven years old, was a self-described plucky female adventurer taking on a depopulated post-apocalypse world with the help of her hyacinthine macaw companion. How could I not be thrilled?Read More →
Walter M. Miller, Jr’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a novel heavy with philosophical observations about faith, hope, and human frailty in the long wake of a nuclear apocalypse. The following is what I took away with me.
In broad outline, A Canticle for Leibowitz tracks the progress of humanity over the eighteen centuries following a worldwide nuclear apocalypse.Read More →