2022 is proving to be very interesting in terms of books I pick. Since my last post, I’ve read Kimberly Amato’s Enemy as part of Blackthorn book tours, Good morning midnight and Art Spiegelman’s Maus.Continue reading
My latest foray into Blackthorn Book Tours is a post-apocalyptic fantasy sci-fi by Tobin Marks.
- Amazon link: http://mybook.to/ArkApocalypse
- Genre: Post apocalyptic fantasy
- Print length: 426 pages
- Age range: This is an adult book but suitable for mature teenagers 16+
- Trigger warnings: No
About Ark of the Apocalypse
Earth is on the verge of becoming a dead planet.
The polar ice caps melted long ago, and it’s been decades since the last raindrop fell. Ocean levels rise a dozen meters, and forest fires rage on a global scale. Eleven billion people dying of thirst wage water wars against each other as extinction looms.
Humanity needs a new planet. As Earth deteriorates, the nation states desperately work together to build a mechanism for recolonization. And so the Magellan II is born, the first starship capable of interstellar travel.
The future of the human race is tasked to ten thousand colonists-now homeless but for the vastness of space and the decks of Magellan II. A distant planet offers hope of survival, but it’s a strange, watery world inhabited by giant reptiles.
Humanity is starting over, but survival isn’t guaranteed.Continue reading
I’ve read Cormac McCarthy’s the Road – I really am rather taken with it, it is dreamlike, drearily poetic and bleak but I loved the father and son, very much so. In that bleak, dead world they are two figures who bring colour into it. The boy is meant to be more, I guess, a symbol of renewing love and forgiveness. He is decidedly opposed to his father resorting to violent means – which he does to protect the boy. Great contrast there, I thought, i loved them and felt for them. I couldn’t pick up another thing for a bit but after moping around for some 48 hours, I decided to get on with Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man.
Curious premise. A man whose skin is full of pictures that come alive at night. He has stories in them.