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Do you ever fantasise about the end of the world? Well you are not alone!

Starting out as a group of friends who realised they were interested in post-apocalyptic books created this group as half joke not fully understanding the obsession that was to come.

We meet once a month at the Star of Kings pub, Kings Cross, to chat about a pre-set post-apocalyptic book, as well as organising author events, movie nights and socials etc.

We are also an equal opportunity group and don't discriminate against those who are into a bit of literature! So, if you fancy reading some books about the decline of society or the subsequent rebuilding of it while having a drink and a laugh then we would love to meet you.

To catch a glimpse of what our group is like, check out this short video made by the lovely students of Kingston University:

The Post Apocalyptic Book Club (http://vimeo.com/92924058) from Noni Braithwaite (http://vimeo.com/user18300853) on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com).

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2084 Anthology - March, April, May by Malcolm Devlin

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Over the years, many of you have asked if we could discuss anthologies and short stories. Our hesitation usually came down to format and how to choose which stories to focus on. Given the success of our virtual meetings, it feels like now is the right time to experiment. We have selected the anthology, 2084, from Unsung Stories and we will have a shorter meeting every two weeks concentrating on a different story within the book. The ebook version is currently £2.50 and can be purchased directly from Unsung Stories: http://www.unsungstories.co.uk/2084-the-anthology The story we will discuss in this meeting is March, April, May by Malcolm Devlin. Here's a little bit about the anthology: Fifteen predictions, seventy years in the future. By 2084 the world we know is gone. These are stories from our world seven decades later. In 1948 George Orwell looked at the world around him and his response was 1984, now a classic dystopian novel. Here fifteen writers asked themselves the same question as Orwell did – where are we going, and what is our future? Visit the dark corners of the future metropolis, trek the wastelands of all that remains. See the world through the eyes of drones. Put humanity on trial as the oceans rise. Say goodbye to your body as humanity merges with technology. Warnings or prophesies? Paradise or destruction? Will we be proud of what we have achieved, in 2084? Our future unfolds before us.

Tender Is The Flesh by Agustina María Bazterrica

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"It all happened so quickly. First, animals became infected with the virus and their meat became poisonous. Then, governments initiated the Transition. Now, 'special meat' - human meat - is legal. Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans only no one calls them that. He works with numbers, consignments, processing. One day, he's given a gift to seal a deal: a specimen of the finest quality. He leaves her in his barn, tied up, a problem to be disposed of later. But the specimen haunts Marcos. Her trembling body, her eyes that watch him, that seem to understand. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost - and what might still be saved..." CW - Rape, Horror themes, Gore If you want to buy the book from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tender-Flesh-Agustina-Bazterrica/dp/1782275576 Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/tender-is-the-flesh/agustina-bazterrica/sarah-moses/9781782275572

Vintage PABC - The Wall by Marlen Haushofer

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"Considered her greatest literary achievement, Marlen Haushofer's The Wall is the story of one quite ordinary, unnamed middle-aged woman who awakens to find she is the last living human on Earth. Surmising her solitude to be the result of a too successful military experiment, she begins the terrifying work of not only survival, but self-renewal. Variously interpreted as an ironic Robinson Crusoe story, a philosophical parable of human isolation and as dystopian fiction, The Wall is at once a simple survival story and a disturbing meditation on twentieth-century history." If you want to buy this book from Amazon: Paperback - https://amzn.to/2Pzx2XF I cannot currently find an ebook of this.

2084 Anthology - 2084 Satoshi AD by Lavie Tidhar

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Over the years, many of you have asked if we could discuss anthologies and short stories. Our hesitation usually came down to format and how to choose which stories to focus on. Given the success of our virtual meetings, it feels like now is the right time to experiment. We have selected the anthology, 2084, from Unsung Stories and we will have a shorter meeting every two weeks concentrating on a different story within the book. The ebook version is currently £2.50 and can be purchased directly from Unsung Stories: http://www.unsungstories.co.uk/2084-the-anthology The story we will discuss in this meeting is 2084 Satoshi AD by Lavie Tidar. Here's a little bit about the anthology: Fifteen predictions, seventy years in the future. By 2084 the world we know is gone. These are stories from our world seven decades later. In 1948 George Orwell looked at the world around him and his response was 1984, now a classic dystopian novel. Here fifteen writers asked themselves the same question as Orwell did – where are we going, and what is our future? Visit the dark corners of the future metropolis, trek the wastelands of all that remains. See the world through the eyes of drones. Put humanity on trial as the oceans rise. Say goodbye to your body as humanity merges with technology. Warnings or prophesies? Paradise or destruction? Will we be proud of what we have achieved, in 2084? Our future unfolds before us.

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