Apocalypse Any Day Now
“This chatty, fast-paced volume will entertain those who enjoy reading about unusual subcultures.”– Publishers Weekly
“Read this book if it’s the last thing you do!”
— Joey Green, author of Last-Minute Survival Secrets
“This exceptional collection gives you access to an exclusive group of individuals that are normally hidden in plain sight or sealed behind two eight-ton armored steel doors. Apocalypse Any Day Now questions your own survival readiness when the lights go out. Will you be an overly prepared prepper or a short-lived scavenger?”
–John Austin, author of So Now You’re a Zombie
Available wherever books are sold and online at www.chicagoreviewpress.com/ApocalypseAnyDayNow
It seems like people are always talking about the end of the world, doesn’t it? Y2K, the Mayan Apocalypse, Blood Moon Prophecies, nuclear war, killer robots, you name it. In Apocalypse Any Day Now, journalist Tea Krulos travels the country to try to puzzle out America’s obsession with the end of days. Along the way he meets doomsday preppers—people who stockpile supplies and learn survival skills—as well as religious prognosticators and climate scientists. He camps out with the Zombie Squad (who use a zombie apocalypse as a survival metaphor); tours the Survival Condos, a luxurious bunker built in an old Atlas missile silo; and attends Wasteland Weekend, where people party like the world has already ended. Frightening and funny, the ideas Krulos explores range from ridiculously outlandish to alarmingly near and present dangers.
An audio book, narrated by Eric Summerer, is available from Tantor Media: https://tantor.com/apocalypse-any-day-now-tea-krulos.html
The Apocalypse Blog Book Club
As part of my research for Apocalypse Any Day Now, I wanted to start reading some dystopian themed novels (inspired by the sudden burst of interest in such literature– after Trump was elected, sales of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four skyrocketed, for example) and then had the idea in asking other people to join me for a shared experience, thus forming the Apocalypse Blog Book Club.
We voted on our first selection, which is Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler for February 2017. We have in-person meetings in Milwaukee and everyone anywhere is encouraged to participate by reading our selections and discussing them in our Facebook group page (which is also where voting on titles takes place): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1482975718409410/
Apocalypse Blog Book Club Selections
February 2017: Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler
March 2017: The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood.
Read our club report by Ryder Collins for PopMythology.com here: www.popmythology.com/apocalypse-blog-book-club-march-handmaids-tale
April 2017: The Man in the High Tower, by Phillip K. Dick
Read the PopMythology.com report by Tea Krulos here:
May 2017: The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Read the PopMythology report by Jacqui Castle here:
June 2017: The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin
Read the PopMythology report by Katie Jesse here:
July 2017: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
August 2017: Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
September 2017: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
October-November 2017: Fall break
December 2017: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
January 2018: Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (anthology edited by John Joseph Adams)
February 2018: Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
March-April 2018: Spring Break
May 2018: The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
June 2018: The Power by Naomi Alderman
July-September 2018: Summer Break
October 2018: Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
2019: Club restructures to quarterly selections
April 2019: Apocalypse Any Day Now by Tea Krulos
Fall 2019 selection: Feed by Mira Grant
Winter 2019/2020: A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.