Black Moon's Insomnia Epidemic Is The Most Unsettling Apocalypse Of All

We're living in a golden age of apocalyptic books right now, with everybody from Margaret Atwood to Cormac McCarthy to Colson Whitehead telling apocalyptic tales. We've had a plague apocalypse, and an apocalypse where children's voices are toxic. But the insomnia plague in Kenneth Calhoun's Black Moon is still uniquely … » 3/31/14 4:30pm 3/31/14 4:30pm

John Hodgman explains the end of the world to you

John Hodgman is the world's foremost expert on all things canny and uncanny, and everything in between. And today marks the release of Ragnarok, his one-hour comedy special about the apocalypse, via Netflix. To celebrate, we talked to him about the meaning of apocalyptic stories, and why he doesn't love zombies. » 6/20/13 12:46pm 6/20/13 12:46pm

A new quiz reveals which dystopian future is right for you

It's probably too late to stop our world from turning into a dystopia. But that doesn't mean you can't nudge society towards one type of dystopia or another. To help you decide which kind you'd prefer, Flavorwire has a hilarious quiz. Options include the dehumanizing futures of Vonnegut or Rand, a breed-then-die future … » 7/16/10 9:30am 7/16/10 9:30am

12 Movie Adaptations That Did The Books Justice

Whether or not you loved The Road, most people seemed to feel it captured Cormac McCarthy's novel. Sadly, most adaptations do violence to the original books, but not all. Here are 12 SF/fantasy adaptations that did right by the books. » 11/30/09 3:34pm 11/30/09 3:34pm

Another Roadblock For The Road: Post-Apocalyptic Film Delayed Until…

The movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, starring Viggo Mortensen, has already been delayed by over a year — but now it's facing yet another delay, from Oct. 16 to Nov. 25. Because cannibals and a ruined Earth are just what you need to gather the whole family around, for Thanksgiving... » 9/14/09 7:30am 9/14/09 7:30am

As If John Connor Isn't Sad Enough, McG Makes T4 Cast Read The Road

Click to view » 8/18/08 2:15pm 8/18/08 2:15pmMcG took a turn for the super serious and handed out copies of Cormac McCarthy's to the cast and crew of . Telling MTV "I think the first two pictures took those ideas [of inescapable destiny and dread] so seriously... We wanted to make sure we did that [as well]." Well, I'm not so sure about destiny, but…

Post-Apocalyptic Lit Becomes Movie With Pretty People

Cormac McCarthy is currently riding a wave of cinematic bliss after the success of the Coen Brothers adaptation of his dark No Country For Old Men. Hopefully that washed the bad taste out of everyone's mouth that was the movie version his All The Pretty Horses. Next up is a film version of McCarthy's dark post-nuclear… » 1/15/08 4:00pm 1/15/08 4:00pm