Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Mayan apocalypse: survival tips from literature

Worried about how you'll fare when the Mayan apocalypse hits? Improve your chances by boning up on the best apocalyptic lessons from literature - and increase humanity's chances by sharing your own favourites

Asteroid enters Earth's atmosphere
The apocalypse: coming soon. Apparently Photograph: Denis Scott/Corbis

Fellow fans of apocalyptic literature - we need your help! In advance of the imminent demise of the world (apparently scheduled for Friday), we thought it wise to compile a list of lessons that can be learned from the best apocalyptic fiction, and we need your suggestions.
Hopefully, together, we'll be able to help the few survivors who remain on 21/12/2012. Providing, I suppose, they've still got access to the internet.
Here's a few suggestions I've come up with, but we need more. More, people! Humanity's future is in your hands!

Literary survival tips

The Day of the Triffids: don't look at the sky
The Road: carry antibiotics
Oryx and Crake: watch out for those dastardly pigeons
Cell: put down your mobile phone
The Postman: hone your acting skills

Over to you ...

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Mark Hubbard said...

'Fifty Shades of Grey' - perhaps apocalypse should be embraced.

Anonymous said...

It's not the apocalypse... quite the opposite... according to the Maya, we are finally going to leave our current dark age...