The Apocalypse is on everyone’s minds these days. I may sound a little dramatic, but the events of the past year have justified speaking of catastrophic and cataclysmic occurrences with courage and a previous-unused bluntness. Suddenly, the unknown seems to be the expectation.
One place where drama is usually very welcome, however, is fiction. There’s nothing better to distract you from reality than a book, especially one which is brimming with even more drama than “the new normal” has thrown at us. There’s something comforting in that at least!
These seven auspicious books deal with the aftermath of humans ruining the natural world or order of things and having to come up with ulterior modes of survival; some of which have terrible consequences. We made this mess, but now what? Can we clean it up, and perhaps rebuild better? It’s the hope that sustains us, and comes in a little stronger every day, in our current reality. When armed with (or in an armchair with!) the books below, we’re all winners because we can dive into a completely engrossing — and thankfully entirely fictitious — story in the meantime.