Heroes and Villains by Angela Carter

1901713_597024413717216_1387021657_nFor many in the group, “Heroes and Villains” was their first Carter novel. Carter isn’t the most accessible author out there and we quickly reached the consensus that knowing more about the author and the genres she borrows so heavily from would’ve made “Heroes and Villains” a much more enjoyable read. There were a couple of Carter fans in the group and whilst they did have   some positive things to say about the book, they agreed it’s not her best. Continue reading

Dark Societies presents… An Evening with James Smythe & Tania Unsworth

Waterstones Piccadilly & the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club presents…

In Coversation with James Smythe and Tania Unsworth

Dark Societies returns on Thursday 23rd January at Waterstones Piccadilly with two very special guests, authors James Smythe and Tania Unsworth. Continue reading

Dark Societies: In Conversation with Susan Ee

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In association with Waterstones Piccadilly, the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club presents Dark Societies, an evening in conversation with best-selling author Susan Ee. Continue reading

The Hodderscape Review Project

I was really pleased when HPickwickodderscape asked me to take part in their Review Project: Continue reading

The Attraction of Post Apocalyptic Fiction

TomorrowThe Post-Apocalyptic Book Club is honoured to host a stop on the Virtual Book Tour of Tomorrow, an anthology of apocalyptic short stories published by Kayelle Press.

In celebration of this, the editor Karen Henderson and author Aric Sundquist have put a little something together for us. Continue reading

Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

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“They live among us.

They are your neighbour, your mother, your lover.

They change.”

Lycans have lived among us for a very long time, or at least they have in this very plausible alternate America. Continue reading

Dark Societies Returns….

billboard_london_being_watchedIn association with  Waterstones Piccadilly and the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club, Dark Societies returns, on Thursday 2nd May,once again to delve into the murky depths of our imaginations with a fantastic, in depth panel discussion and interactive Q&A. Continue reading

Post-Apocalyptic Review – Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

RobopocalypseRobopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson is one of those books where the clue is very much in the title. Set in the not too distant future, the novel depicts a world where the machines we rely on in our everyday lives turn against us. Continue reading

After Apocalypse Now… Or Never? NHM Lates

lates-apocalypse-now-or-neverWhat a fantastic evening! About 200 people attended the Natural History Museum After Hours special event, Apocalypse Now… Or Never?  Will Self, author of the post-apocalyptic novel The Book Of Dave, was also in the audience! Continue reading

Apocalypse Now… Or Never? at the Natural History Musuem

lates-apocalypse-now-or-neverThe Natural History Museum in London has scheduled a series of special events along side their excellent extinction exhibition.

This month’s event on Friday 29th March is an informal panel discussion all about the fascination with apocalyptic fact and fiction.

The panel of speakers include:

Leila Abu el Hawa – Founder and Organiser of the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club

Dr Lewis Dartnell – Researcher, Astrobiology, University College London

Dr Robbie Sutton - Reader of Psychology, University of Kent

The event takes place on Friday 29th March, doors 6.30pm and starts at 7pm.  Tickets for this event are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  They cost £12/£10 Members and can be booked online through the following link:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/events/programs/nhm/apocalypse_now…_or_never%3F_-_after_hours_event.html