What happens when resources become scarce and society starts to crumble? As the competition for resources pulls America's previously stable society apart, the "New Normal" is a Soft Apocalypse. This is how our world ends; with a whimper instead of a bang. New social structures and tribal... show more
What happens when resources become scarce and society starts to crumble? As the competition for resources pulls America's previously stable society apart, the "New Normal" is a Soft Apocalypse. This is how our world ends; with a whimper instead of a bang. New social structures and tribal connections spring up across America, as the previous social structures begin to dissolve. Locus Award finalist and John W. Campbell Memorial Award finalist Soft Apocalypse follows the journey across the Southeast of a tribe of formerly middle class Americans as they struggle to find a place for themselves and their children in a new, dangerous world that still carries the ghostly echoes of their previous lives.
Publish date: April 1st 2011
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Post Apocalyptic
I couldn't even make it past page 50 on this one. I tried, but the main character just got on my nerves, and the story just seem to drag too much for my taste.So I am putting this one on the could-not-finish shelf and maybe at some point when I'm out of books to read (ya right) I'll bring this one b...
I wasn't sure I was going to like this one at first, because mostly what the opening chapter or two made me feel was uncomfortable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The world is falling apart, not as the result of one event but slowly, piece by piece. The soft apocalypse. The transformation o...
I don't read a lot of science fiction, but I liked the idea of the slow decay of society. Told in a series of vignettes to show how their part of the world changes around them over the years until there is nothing left of the world they grew up in.
Mmmmm, near-future dystopian lit, just my cuppa. Jasper, our protagonist, is bewildered and needy and afraid at the beginning. His story is told through the lens of his romantic relationships, and the story of what's happening to the world is not exactly background, but neither is it the whole point...
I gave this a good rating because I kept thinking about for a couple of days after I finished it. To me that's a sign of good book. It's dark but it's about an apocalypse. To me the ending was not hopeful and while I probably would have done the same thing it was hard come to terms with characters c...