Ephemera to keep you both entertained and enlightened when you find yourself hunkered down in an underground bunker and the end is nigh.
- The Last Man, Mary Shelley
– An apocalyptic science fiction novel written in 1826 by the author of Frankenstein.
- Omega: The Last Days of the World, Camille Flammarion
– Written by a French astronomer in 1893, this book inspired Jules Verne and H.G. Wells but is largely unknown in the English/speaking world.
- The Road, Cormac McCarthy
– The dark, bleak, yet somehow hopeful post-apocalyptic novel that was given Oprah’s seal of approval.
- i-Robot, Jason Christie
– A collection of robot poetry.
Additional suggested reading:
- Apocalypse OVA, Michael Hessel-Mial
– Apocalyptic poetry macros.
- “Disappointments of the Apocalypse”, Mary Karr
- “Darkness”, Lord Byron
- “The Dreamlife of Toasters” from Daydreams of Angels, Heather O’Neilll
– short story
- La Jetée, film by Chris Marker
-This 28-minute black and white sci-fi masterpiece is composed almost entirely out of black and white still photos and inspired the movie 12 Monkeys.
- Post-apocalyptic pantry cooking
- “The Humans Are Dead”, The Flight of the Conchords
Greg Santos is the author of Rabbit Punch! (DC Books, 2014) and The Emperor’s Sofa (DC Books, 2010). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Walrus, Geist, Cosmonauts Avenue, Vallum, and Ricepaper. He is the poetry editor of carte blanche. He lives in Montreal.