How Will it End?
Featured Collection January 2012
Throughout history philosophers, authors and movie directors have predicted what a post-apocalyptic world would look like. Is the clock ticking on humanity? Check out Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's book and video collection and judge for yourself.
People have been worrying about the future and describing the past as a kind of 'golden age' since the dawn of time. Along with information about time itself, you can find imaginative views of what lies ahead and humorous glimpses of a not-that-pleasant past at your local library. (You can also find some great books about how to act now so that the future isn't quite as scary.)
Zombie takeover. Nuclear war. Reversal of the Earth's poles. Pandemic super-flu. The world as we know it could end by any of these means, but it hasn't...yet, which is why it's so fun to read about! Check out this list of thrilling post-apocalyptic fiction. And, if you want more, be sure to attend CLP, Main - Teen Department's new Teen Book Club on January 24th 2012 from 4-5PM. Bring your favorite disaster book as we discuss Post-Apocalyptic Worlds
Humans are fascinated by end-of-the-world scenarios. Some revel in religious prophecies of doom. Some obsess over nuclear or military malfunctions, global warming, or natural disasters. The vain may fear endless days of bad hair. The free will dread imprisonment or oppression. And what about that ubiquitous fantasy of a zombie takeover? Here are a selection of literary imaginings. Find your favorite doom or discover something new to worry about.
What would a post-apocalyptic world look like? Check out one of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic movie titles to find out.