Read It! – The Last Policeman

Post-apocalyptia has become almost the default setting for fiction lately.  Nuclear bombs come, wipe out all life, and then every story is about a guy, or gal, trying to knit jaw bones together to murder their way back to civilization.  Or something about teens being subjected to weird murderous trials to make serums.  I don’t know, it doesn’t always make sense.  Maybe a story about life after the apocalypse could not be about giant bombs or viruses gone crazy?  What about a world that just doesn’t care because they all know it’s going to be over anyway?  A sort of, pre-pacolypse maybe?  I bet there’s a great series of detective stories set in that sort of setting!

Spoiler warning: there totes is.

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Slaughterhouse Five

I really wanted to do Shadow of the Colossus.  I really did.

But I decided we’d had a lot of games lately, so maybe it was time to talk about a book.  And why Slaughter House Five?

Because it’s an awesome story about a man being taken by aliens and coming loose from time.

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Space Salvage Pirates

The attack was over in seconds. Before he’d realized anything had happened, the screen had gone blank and he’d been alerted that he’d died from mass trauma and oxygen deprivation. It wasn’t pleasant, but he imagined it’d be worse if he had to find out for himself that he was dying from those. Continue reading