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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Apocalypse Panel: The best apocalyptic books and movies

It's time to start thinking about the end of the world again! This month's apocalypse panel question is:

Other than the stories you have written which is the best apocalypse movie or novel?

I don't know about the best, but I can tell you which are my favorites.

My favorite apocalyptic book is one Randy mentioned in his original post. Folk of the Fringe by Orson Scott Card. It's not a novel, really, but a collection of short stories. Stories that moved me in a profound way. Here were my own people dealing with a world-ending situation. I had never seen anything like that before, and obviously, it had a huge influence on my own writing. If you've never read Folk of the Fringe, I highly recommend it!

As far as movies go, I'm kind of embarrassed to admit it, but I really liked 2012. Despite it's cheesiness and obvious flaws, I really cared about those characters and what happened to them. Somebody did something right in the writing there. Still, I'm glad I didn't fork over money to see it in the theater.

(Please do not confuse this film with 2012: Ice Age. That is another matter entirely!)
If you need a good laugh...

Don't forget to check out the answers from the other panelists. Maybe you'll discover some new books to read!


Terry W. Ervin II said...

The best move for me would be Omega Man. The book would be One Second After.

Angie said...

Cool. I'll have to check those out. Thanks, Terry.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

I believe I've seen every apocalyptic movie made...because I love the genre...but they are all so littered with inaccuracies I wouldn't recommend a one. I look forward to checking back and getting recommendations for reading. All I've ever read were marred by telling-telling-telling...except for mine of course...I guess I can't mention my three...huh? :)

Angie said...

Go ahead and mention, Mac! Thanks for stopping by.