Social trauma haunts the modern world which gives our experiences a distinctly post-apocalyptic quality, according to After the End by James Berger.
The Divine Incantations Scripture is one of China’s oldest apocalyptic texts. Daoists believed “epidemic ghosts” would save the world by destroying it.
Painful transitions and the illusion of permanence are at the heart of Black Wave, a formally experimental novel set in a world advancing toward extinction.
In “Things Fall Apart,” Chinua Achebe’s most famous novel, the author casts an apocalyptic light on many of Africa’s most pressing modern issues.
Read a guide to Almighty, Dan Zak’s new history of the intersection of Catholic activism and the nuclear weapons, with an emphasis on apocalyptic ideas.