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Posts Tagged: Apocalypse

Desire Makes Storytellers of Us All: Anthropica by David Hollander

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What a fitting end to the postmodern literary experiment. Or are we just getting warmed up?

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Racism Is a Reboot: Binging Battlestar Galactica at the End of a World

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It was a new world; it was the same world.

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The Privilege of Anxiety: Mark O’Connell’s Notes from an Apocalypse

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What does our “future-dread,” as O’Connell puts it, show us about our own lives in the present?

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Alison Stine

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Alison Stine discusses her new novel, ROAD OUT OF WINTER.

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I Wrote a Road Trip through the Apocalypse, Then We Drove It

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I won’t say I brought this on myself, but I wrote it. I wrote it myself.

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A Vocabulary for Apostates

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I needed to reshape the definitions of words that were used against me.

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Voices on Addiction: A Body Full of Ghosts

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I’ve known since I was a child that the world is ending. I felt it in my bones.

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The Crowtagonist at the End of the World: Talking with Kira Jane Buxton

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Kira Jane Buxton discusses her debut novel, HOLLOW KINGDOM.

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Divergences from History: A Conversation with K Chess

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K Chess discusses her debut novel, FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED.

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On Saviors and Superheroes: A Conversation with Adam Nemett

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Adam Nemett discusses his debut novel, WE CAN SAVE US ALL.

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Finishing What You Start: A Conversation with Musician Matt Kivel

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Matt Kivel discusses his latest release, Fires on the Plain, the ways in which cinema inspires his music, and how he reads his critics.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Sometimes, literary magazines fold. It happens all the time because of funding, or manpower, or editorial differences. Usually, print back issues remain for sale and online content is preserved indefinitely, or at least until someone forgets to renew the domain. But this does not seem to be the case with Black Clock, the respected literary […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Paul Kingsnorth

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Author and poet Paul Kingsnorth talks about writing an entire novel in a “shadow-tongue” of Old English, and what that taught him about our contemporary world.

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The Rumpus Interview with William Gibson

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Legendary technomodernist William Gibson, author of Neuromancer, talks about his latest book, The Peripheral, predicting the future, and how writing about Silicon Valley today feels like his early work.

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Word of the Day: Eschaton

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(n.); the last thing, as a theological reference to the climax of history at Judgment Day; the day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all human beings; from the ancient Greek eskhatos (“end”) “My mind moves toward apocalypse fictions the way we think about a forgotten friend, […]

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