It's the End of the World: But What Are We Really Afraid Of? (Hardback)
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It's the End of the World: But What Are We Really Afraid Of? (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 05/11/2020
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Are we doomed? Is an almighty power or an earth-shattering meteor waiting for us just around the corner?; In this thought-provoking book, Professor Adam Roberts explores our many different cultural visions of the end of the world - likely and unlikely, mundane and bizarre - and what they say about how we see ourselves and our societies. What is it is that we are really afraid of? An uncaring universe; an uncontrollable environment; the human capacity for destruction; or just our own, personal apocalypse - our mortality?; From last man and dying earth fiction to zombies swarming on screen and the ruined landscapes of immersive gaming, via sweeping contagions, invading aliens, falling bombs and rising robots, buckle up for the end of the world.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783964741
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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Amalia Gkavea

“‘’What matters is not that we will lose, but how we lose - and that we go down fighting.''”

‘’We are all mortal, and we will all die. One way of understanding our fascination with the end of the world is that such stories project our personal meeting onto the world. Just as we will each die, so the whole... More

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Laura at Harrogate

“Preppers of the world, unite!”

I found this to be a really interesting and funny exploration of the various ways human beings anticipate the end of the world, be it a religiously inspired apocalypse, a zombie outbreak, disease, asteroid collision,... More

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