5 Things About Two Worlds

by a contributor

from Michael Landweber, author of Climate Change:

  1. A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
    Antarctica (life during the apocalyse) and the City (afterlife during the apocalypse)
  2. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
    Tokyo (vaguely apocalyptic) and the Town (surreal subconscious walled community)
  3. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
    Los Angeles (approaching apocalyptic) and the Metaverse (virtual reality of the prophetic variety)
  4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    Midwest U.S. (pre-inevitable-apocalyptic) and the OASIS (virtual reality of the nostalgic variety)
  5. Hannah Montana
    Teenage Life (domestic OMG apocalyptic) and Pop Stardom (virtual reality of the Disney variety)