What's the Plural of Apocalypse? DPL @ Comic Con, Survival, and the Caldera

Are you going to be at Denver Comic Con, May 31-June 2? Because lots of Denver Public Library folks will be there! Are you ready to face the end of the world with us?

Just one of DPL's many panels is entitled: It's the End of the World as We Know It: Books that Taught Us Survival Strategies for a Terrifying Future. Here's a brief description:

If fiction has taught us anything, it's that the world will suffer horrific cataclysms in our near future--be it from zombie hordes, robot uprisings, crippling pandemics, or other catastrophes. Even in more sustainable versions of the future, we can only hope to face oppressive, totalitarian governments or war-torn wastelands. Are these books only imaginative speculations of an improbable future or could they hold the keys to survival? Staff from Denver Public Library will present our favorite dystopian and apocalyptic fiction along with the lessons we have learned from them. Join us and learn the strategies that may prepare you to survive, no matter what the future holds.

Fictional dystopias and apocalyptic scenarios are hugely popular among readers of all age groups! We'll be looking at some of our favorites in these sub-genres, and finish with So You Think You Can Survive?, which will include nonfiction books with practical survival skills. See us assemble our own disaster kit!

Other categories we'll be talking about include:

When the Oil Runs Dry

Technology Gone Wild

Enter the Zombies!

The Big BOOM

Can Denver Survive the Plague?

Unless the Caldera Blows...

Do you have a favorite book that might fit one of these categories? Come ready to share it and join the survival conversation! It may be the end of the world as we know it...but we feel fine!

A select few titles that we'll be highlighting:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Rise Again by Ben Tripp

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

And make sure to check out the other DPL panels, including ones on Steampunk, The Weird West, The Evolution of the Superhero, Powerful Women (Now with Clothes!), and Queer Heroes Among Us!

Written by Becker on May 22, 2013

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