And the discussion topic is apocalyptic fiction written by women. Which also means that I am talking about some of the best. Because as coincidence would have it, ladies have written some damn fine end times.
“There are 1000 ways to end the world, and fictional explorations of those possibilities have been popular (more so whenever disaster seems near at hand) for going on 200 years. But why do we love to watch the world burn? Is it a desire to start over? A catharsis for our fears about things out of our control? Or just a fun thought experiment in which we can examine the actions and reactions of humans put in the most extreme of situations?
“In order to understand why I love this genre so much and why it has been such an enduring part of popular literature for so long, I have set out on a mission to read All of the Apocalypses and to write about them every Thursday on a column called 1000 Ways to End the World. These ten novels are some of the best entries in the genre—and they all happen to be authored by women.”
Check out the list over on Skiffy and Fanty.