So what greater way to celebrate than with this witty blogfest happening on 21.12.12 TODAY! Hosted by Shannon Lawrence at the Warrior Muse & Chuck at Apocalypse Now
Also, the characters kept saying that society had gone back to the dark ages, forgetting that they had the luxury of modern insights into science/knowledge, technology, medicine etc, as a basis for building a better future, drawing on the basic survival strategies and salvaging the technology and the industrial innovations, so they were hardly medieval. Indeed medieval people would probably know how to survive better than us! I wanted to see them struggling to grow their own food, make their own clothes utensils, converting what they had, using herbs etc. etc.
My dad was a very resourceful man (and something of a basement inventor), so he would have come up with some great ways to get jobs done without electricity etc.
The children's TV programme, Jackanory once had a story describing two children trying to survive in what seemed like a post-apocalyptic survival setting, I loved the idea of them creating their own world and being resourceful. The story ended with them returning home again to their families. I wish I could read it again now.
I wonder whether the new celebs would become those who could show survival gumption.
You'd certainly want them on your team wouldn't you? Like the TV celebs
Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman and Alex Langlands.
Oh and below are some post apocalyptic books I've read and enjoyed: