Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Five books to help you recover from the loss of your planet

Drew Williams is an author and bookseller. His new novel is The Stars Now Unclaimed.

One of Williams's five books to help you recover from the loss of your planet, as shared at
Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr.

Perhaps it wasn’t just your homeworld that was destroyed, however—perhaps it was a cascading failure of physics or calamity, even now spreading across the galaxy, a statement by some hidden force or intergalactic deity that this universe is done, that humanity in general is done, and it’s only a matter of time before that cascading failure catches up with your small, lonely vessel, adrift in the cosmos. In that particular case, there’s no better volume to turn to than Ron Currie Jr.’s novel, a wellspring of compassion, humanism, and a reminder of the power acceptance can bring. The tale of Junior Thibodeau—born with the knowledge, implanted in his mind by some alien being, that humanity will meet its utter devastation thirty-six years hence—and his desperate, ultimately futile rage against the inevitable will be a helpful reminder that even if your universe does, for all intents and purposes, cease to exist, the kindness and decency of humanity will have left their own mark, one far greater than whatever harm we might have wrought.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Everything Matters!.

--Marshal Zeringue