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Why Are Many Of Today's Hottest Authors Writing Post-Apocalyptic Books?

If there was any doubt that post-apocalyptic fiction rules the book world, it was probably erased when Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven became a National Book Award finalist. But why do today's hottest writers write stories set after the end? We talked to Mandel and four other post-apocalyptic authors, to find… »10/21/14 12:21pm10/21/14 12:21pm

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… »3/31/14 4:30pm3/31/14 4:30pm

Transplanted cities and post-apocalyptic weirdness: a book description so strange, we had to ask the author about it

Someone builds a full-scale replica of Manhattan in Puget Sound. A mysterious organization plots to use humanity's brightest minds to shape the future. And in the distant future, humanity rebuilds after the apocalypse. Ryan Boudinot's next novel sounds trippily awesome. »8/11/10 2:00pm8/11/10 2:00pm

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… »7/16/10 9:30am7/16/10 9:30am

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

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 7:30am9/14/09 7:30am

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

Click to view »8/18/08 2:15pm8/18/08 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,…