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Welcome to the Apocalist Book Club! Your hosts Nella and Raven are reading all apocalyptic fiction in chronological order. Join the club--you have time now.

Updated every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

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Welcome to the Apocalist Book Club! Your hosts Nella and Raven are reading all apocalyptic fiction in chronological order. Join the club--you have time now.

Updated every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

    Ep. 29: Movie Night, and After Worlds Collide!

    Ep. 29: Movie Night, and After Worlds Collide!

    #29: Nella and Raven needed a break from the world, so they hopped a ride to Bronson Beta and read the truly pulpy AFTER WORLDS COLLIDE! The Earth may be gone, but there sure are Soviets. We also watched the 1952 movie adaptation of WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, which, hey, at least it was short. Come for a planet that conveniently isn't trying to kill you despite your best efforts, stay for Marian Jackson, the real MVP. 
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 28: When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie & ‎Edwin Balmer

    Ep. 28: When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie & ‎Edwin Balmer

    #28: The year is 1933 and get in, losers, we're going to SPACE! We've entered the Pulp Age, and Nella is VERY here for this screwball apocalypse. Come for the inspiration for Flash Gordon and maybe even Superman (???), stay for some gosh darn good pulp. And remember kids: bring the Botanist to the moss, NOT the moss to the Botanist!

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 27: Red Snow by F. Wright Moxley

    Ep. 27: Red Snow by F. Wright Moxley

    #27: The year is 1930 and it's Apocalypse by Sterility, y'all! Won't somebody think of the CHILDREN! Come for a woman of color just trying to live her damn life, stay for the classic blunder of getting involved in a land war in Asia. CW: this novel contains racism, Anti-Semitism, homophobia, violence again religious minorities, sexual violence against men and women.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Apocalist Book Club Ep. 26: Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon

    Apocalist Book Club Ep. 26: Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon

    The year is 1930 & if you like text books you'll love this book! So many apocalypses, my god, why did it take so much time? Come for an inspiration of some classic sci-fi tropes, stay for the beef with C.S. Lewis.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Apocalist Book Club Ep. 25: The Pallid Giant by Pierrepont Noyes

    Apocalist Book Club Ep. 25: The Pallid Giant by Pierrepont Noyes

    #25: The year is 1927, and we should have seen the eugenics coming. Pierrepont was one of Oneida's little 'experiments', after all. Come for our biggest frame story yet, come for Chekov's double agent spy friend. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Apocalist Book Club Ep. 24: Deluge by S. Fowler Wright

    Apocalist Book Club Ep. 24: Deluge by S. Fowler Wright

    #24: The year is 1928 and this book is fine. It's fine. It's Fine. Come for one of our best lady characters, stay for the author's earnest opinions about M O D E R N W O M E N. Also, pretty sure this counts for one of our racier Apocalypses so far! Well, what do you expect, the author had 10 kids. 
    Content warning: discussion of assault, abortion plot in second book
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Argontel ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

I love this podcast!

Alex who grew up with mst3k ,

Just listen

The two of them are fantastic, great speaking voices, lovely back-and-forth, historical context, and everything youd want to hear about apocalyptic fiction!

makeupfan123 ,

Great analysis

Reading through every book that takes place during the apocalypse? This has to be an incredibly daunting task and since I’m the type of person who puts down a book if I don’t like it I commend the hosts for sticking with each book until the very end. The analysis of all the books is amazing and I love how they talk about the authors and also what was actually going on in the world when the books were written.

Definitely give this podcast a listen if you are an avid reader!

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