Three takes on the end of the world
July | August 2022
The end has always been nigh, as decades of New Yorker cartoons can attest, but judging by the current spate of post-apocalyptic fiction, it seems a great many writers’ internal doomsday clocks are set at one and a half minutes to midnight. And who can blame them?
Three recent novels — one giddily apocalyptic, one an almost too-close-to-home vision of a disturbing…