Mar 8, 2012
After a short hiatus the Scrolls team is back, just in time for the
end of the world. Join us as we explore the subject of
apocalypse with regards to our beloved genres of science fiction,
horror and fantasy. Books
discussed include: Good Omens, The Tripods trilogy, Wolf In Shadow,
The Last Battle, The Stand, The Road, Strength Of Stones, The Mist
and Z For Zachariah.
We start our exploration with 'Judgement Today,' as cultures, civilisations and species face the threat of extinction. Why do writers return to these uber-threats time and again and what do we, the readers get out of it? In the middle section 'Armageddon Outta Here' we look at the last survivors trying to make sense of the end-times, seeking a last bastion or just trying to survive. What does 'The End' mean in real and psychological terms to mankind? We wrap up with 'Post-Post-Apocalyptic,' running our eyes over some brave new worlds to see what some authors have used armageddon to achieve in terms of recreating civilisation from the ashes of the past.
Which all sounds very high-faluting until you remember that this is Scrolls and most of the time we're stuffing our faces, making obscene jokes, wandering off-topic or discussing things that we may not actually, properly... (technically) have read.
Therefore, in addition to the packed programme you can discover who Really wrote the music for The Omen, hear our review of a book that doesn't really exist, learn how to kill and cook a certain podcaster if things get particularly bad and (if you listen very carefully) you may even discover an Easter Egg.
See below for the various links we mention in the podcast.
City Of Hell Chronicles
Lily Child's Feardom
100 Horrors: Tales Of Horror In The Blink Of An Eye
Human Slaves (In An Insect Nation)
Kim Curran's 'Shift'
See you in the next world. In the mean time, keep reading.