Sunday, June 11, 2017

Five top books with different takes on the apocalypse

Anne Corlett's debut novel is The Space Between the Stars.

One of her five favorite books with different takes on the apocalypse, as shared at
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The fatal virus is a popular fictional device, but Emily St. John Mandel handles it with a light touch, focusing on the individual stories, both of those fated to die in the pandemic, and those destined to survive beyond the ending of the old world. Some classic apocalyptical themes—religion, brutality—are woven together with some more unusual elements, such as the travelling theatre at the heart of the story, and the eponymous Station Eleven comic. This is ultimately a story of hope. No matter how bleak things might be, people will still find beauty in the world.
Read about another entry on the list.

Station Eleven is among Christopher Priest’s five top sci-fi books that make use of music and Anne Charnock's five favorite books with fictitious works of art.

--Marshal Zeringue