One Block Off The Grid Explains What It Would Take To Live Off The Land

What if, instead of preparing for corporations, scientists, and politicians eventually tucking us all soundly into our collective hand basket before propelling us to eternal damnation we prepared to pave our way down an alternate path? What if we forced the issue of going green by making it easy to understand, afford, and navigate? One Block Off The Grid (1BOG) is here to help us explore our proactive, preemptive options. Basically, as explained on their... Read more

NYCC: CROSSED Post Apocalyptic Ultra-violence

At New York Comic Con I was not only able to pick up a copy of  Crossed in the exhibit hall, but I was also able to shuffle some three feet to my left to have it signed by artist Jacen Burrows. I, unfortunately, did not ask him if his gory art makes it difficult for him to sleep– though I’m sure it does. Crossed is a super-violent story of a world not simply gone mad, but  gone to live out... Read more

Apocalyptic Entertainment: Terra Nova

Fair warning: I find it hard to get on-board with shows where the first person to die is Unnamed Black Bad Guy. Quickly followed by the group to teenage idiots suffering the serious injuries of Frantic Black Girl Who Flees and Black Guy Who Serves as Useless Main Character’s Shield. Do you ever watch a new show and get the feeling you shouldn’t get too attached because it won’t last? Thinking in the back of your mind, maybe six other... Read more

Apocalyptic Fiction: The Fold by Irina Goodwin

How curious, persistent and human, this desire to survive. It started with my little brother collapsing into his cereal one morning. We were terrified because there’d been a serious bug going around school; of course our immediate thought was that he was seriously ill. We fussed and he got up, went to the kitchen sink and threw up violently but the moment my mother laid a hand on his shoulder he grabbed it and twisted,... Read more

Post-Apocalyptic Book Club: The Infection By Craig DiLouie

It sounds too good to be true, but it’s real… Well, as real as thing can be on the internet. You might find you’re actually participating in an experiment by robots to help them understand how humans process and plan for survival situations. Maybe. Hypothetical robotic motives aside, the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club lives on the messages boards over at the Post-Apocalyptic Forums coordinated by out friends at Megaton.us. Read more

“Zombie” Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Check this National Geographic article out and speculate with fear: The fungus species can infect an ant, take over its brain, and then kill the insect once it moves to a location ideal for the fungi to grow and spread their spores. … All four known fungi species live in Brazil’s Atlantic rain forest, which is rapidly changing due to climate change and deforestation, said study leader David Hughes, an entomologist at Penn State University. Hughes and colleagues made the discovery after... Read more

Post-Apocalyptic Governance

Teamwork will be vital in the days, weeks and even months immediately following the apocalypse. Grab Tom, Dick and Harry and band together to eek out a meager existence. However, once the mutants are contained and the infected have died off, leaving only a population of survivors, you’ll need some sort or population organization system. Understand your options and the pros and cons they include. Read more