Apocalypse Blog Book Club
My third non-fiction book has a working title of The End and is about doomsday predictions, prepping, and pop culture. It’ll be out in 2018 from Chicago Review Press. As part of my research, 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 Ninteen 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. It has caught on and more people are joining every day.
We voted on our first selection, which is Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler for February 2017. We have an in-person meeting in Milwaukee each month (usually on the last day of the month) 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
May 2017: The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
June 2017: The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin