By Paolo Bacigalupi
- From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarok to the Revelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and any variety of fictional zombie Armageddons and the dystopic international of The starvation Games, we've regularly puzzled what's going to take place after the realm as we all know it ends. it doesn't matter what the doomsday state of affairs — cataclysmic weather switch, political chaos, societal cave in, nuclear battle, pestilence, or such a lot of different dreaded diversifications — we necessarily think that although the realm perishes, a few section of humankind will live to tell the tale. Such tales contain dying and catastrophe, yet also they are stories of rebirth and survival. Grim or positive, those amazing, post-apocalyptic tales chosen from the easiest of these released within the tumultuous final decade let us ponder what existence could be like after the end.
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