Welcome to THE OBLIVIOUS, the world’s only archive, news wire, and think tank of the apocalypse. We attempt to stay abreast of all the curious manifestations of the end times in our culture.

The Apocalyptic Library

Apocalyptic thinking evolved through the written word. We’re compiling a library of information and relevant texts. We’ll explore their apocalyptic themes, social and historical contexts, and other tangential revelations.


These longer pieces of analysis, conjecture, or irreverence play with ideas and imagery related to the end times. Check this area for interviews, essays, and a variety of other far-ranging ravings.


Widespread, mutable, contagious—apocalyptic thinking can move like a plague. Browse the Scraps section for current catastrophes, rapturous art, “bad” news, stirring quotes, and more.

Latest Books

Divine Incantations Scripture

The Divine Incantations Scripture

The Divine Incantations Scripture is one of China’s oldest apocalyptic texts. Daoists believed “epidemic ghosts” would save the world by destroying it.

Black Wave by Michelle Tea

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.

Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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.

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