Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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No more diving into pools of chlorinated water.
No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights.
No more trains running under the surface of cities.
No more cities.
No more flight.
No more Internet.
No more towns glimpsed from the sky through airplane windows.
No more countries, all borders unmanned.

Day One
The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.

Week Two
Civilisation has crumbled.

Year Twenty
A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.
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Weekend Reads: Working Titles, Bleeps and Signing Ebooks

Settle down for some reading this weekend with our selection of the best articles we enjoyed this past week. Featuring bleeps, signing ebooks and the origins of Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na’vi… Continue reading “Weekend Reads: Working Titles, Bleeps and Signing Ebooks”

Podcast: Neverending Stories

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Kate and Rob discuss the stories that we keep returning to and whether it is always a good thing to have a sequel.

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