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Apocalypse Book Club

March 10, 2012 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 11 minutes • Wiki EntryAfter Dark

It's the end of the world! And since our eyeglasses are intact, we have time enough at last, to read. We discuss Maureen McHugh's "After the Apocalypse" short-story collection, Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," and other apocalypse tales we have known. Do zombies have their own David Attenborough, leading expeditions into Cleveland? Why should you be afraid if heavy snowfall combines with the appearance of strange invisible magic ghost sex-dragon monsters? And why does John Siracusa plan to ride out the apocalypse in style? We ask several of these questions, but you'll have to listen to see if we ever answer any of them.

Special guests John Siracusa, Lisa Schmeiser, and Scott McNulty.

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Where's Scott from, and what does that have to do with the New York Lottery. You'll have to listen to the After Dark to find out.

Our next book club selections are "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern, "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman, and (optionally) "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.