Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Five works about the world after the end of the world

At Tor.com James Davis Nicoll tagged five novels about the world after the end of the world, including:
Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice (2018)

The Anishinaabe were relocated to the far north by Canadian governments who hoped that the pesky indigenes would just die off. But the isolated community has survived every catastrophe that has befallen them…including this last, the probable death of complex civilization. It’s not clear what has happened. All the community knows is that communications and electric power have failed. No more supplies may be coming. The south is eerily quiet.

The community has a generator, fuel, and a cache of stored food. They have traditional hunting skills. Will that be enough to survive the coming winter?
Read about another entry on the list.

Moon of the Crusted Snow is among Laura Sackton's nine favorite wintery reads.

--Marshal Zeringue