Library at the End of the World – Episode 5

In episode 5, the focus is on post-apocalyptic communities. While the lone wolf Road Warrior is fun to read about, small villages and groups are interesting, too.  There’s a lot to take into account when writing about a survival community, from the group’s structure to division of labor.  Author Kristen Cannon joins Jim to talk about her Kingdom of Walden series, which focuses on a community in Northern Ontario after a major societal collapse.  Also, details on how to win the Library at the End of the World Shameless Bribe contest!

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Library at the End of the World – Episode 4

In our 4th installment, we’re talking about Young Adult disaster fiction.  There’s an awful lot of it coming out these days and much of it is quite good.  We touch on The Hunger Games and a couple of others.  Then, Jim interviews Mike Mullin, author of the Ashfall series, and among other things they discuss what happens when the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Forest finally blows?

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Library At The End of The World – Episode 3

In episode 3, The Road Warrior is on the menu.  Jim talks about the first time he saw Max and his sawed off double barrel shotgun and the impact it had on him.  Author Adam J Whitlatch is the guest this week.  His book, THE WELLER, is very much the literary equivalent of The Road Warrior.  Adam and Jim discuss the inspirations behind THE WELLER as well as the enduring popularity of post-apocalyptic books and movies.

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Library at the End of the World – Episode 2

In our second installment, Jim begins the show with talking about his theories on why end of the world fiction is so popular.  Then, the focus shifts over to prepper fiction, such as how it is different from other types of end of the world stories and what is the Prepper Fiction Checklist.  From there, Jim talks to popular prepper fiction author Franklin Horton, author of Borrowed World.  They discuss how that series began, what prompted the writing of the books, and how realistic the plot might actually be.  Jim wraps up with the Three Minute Survival Tip, this time discussing the importance of water.

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Library at the End of the World – Episode 1

In the premier episode, host Jim Cobb discusses his early discovery of post-disaster fiction and the influences on his own career as a disaster readiness consultant.  He also interviews Sharon Ahern, co-author of THE SURVIVALIST book series and learns how she and her husband Jerry plotted the stories, researched products that were featured, and just how much real life was inserted into those stories.

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