Apocalyptic Fiction

(was 01.20.2008)

Every good story comes to an end, but in some stories the End is just the beginning. It takes a special kind of writer to create a believable Apocalypse in the pages of a novel, and right now there are a lot of them. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Apocalyptic Fiction – new stories about the End of the World. Join us for end times, global panic, space plagues, zombies and lots of other good stuff.

  1. Justin Taylor on "The Apocalypse Reader"

    Jim Fleming talks with Justin Taylor, editor of "The Apocalypse Reader," a collection of 34 short stories about the end of the world.

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  2. Kevin Brockmeier on "The Brief History of the Dead"

    Anne Strainchamps talks with Kevin Brockmeier about his novel which concerns the dead who have not yet passed from living memory.

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  3. Lydia Millet on "How the Dead Dream"

    Lydia Millet tells Steve Paulson that she lives in the middle of a national park outside Tucson, Arizona, and is always mindful that she is encroaching on the space of the wild creatures when she drives her car.

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  4. Scott Westerfeld on His Writing

    Scott Westerfeld writes wildly popular post-apocalyptic and dystopian science fiction for teenagers.  He's the author of the "Peeps" series about parasite-positive vampires,  as well as "Uglies" and "Pretties," who live in a world where plastic surgery is compulsory.

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