Monday, May 29, 2023

Six top quiet apocalypse titles

Jane Hennigan was born and raised in Aldershot in Hampshire. After a decade working in E-commerce, she gained a degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Surrey. She spent seven years teaching English literature undergraduates, before moving to the seaside to concentrate on writing.

She is the author of the dystopian speculative fiction titles Moths and Toxxic.

At Lit Hub Hennigan tagged "six titles, centering around personal, introspective aspects of the demise of humanity—who would you want there with you on that final day, what it might feel like to watch the final days unfold, and what if the hero can’t save us all?" One entry on the list:
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Andrew and Eric and their adopted 7-year-old daughter Wen, go on holiday to a remote cabin, where they are confronted by four strangers claiming to have been sent to prevent the apocalypse. Exploring the tension between faith and doubt, the family are forced to grapple with the possibility of their actions determining the fate of the world. The strangers become more and more insistent on their bizarre beliefs, and Tremblay traces Andrew and Eric’s journey from incredulity, to dilemma, to despair. I found myself reading faster and faster until the end, dreading the climax but unable to look away. It’s currently being made into a movie and I can’t wait.
Read about another title on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue