The story of Robinson Crusoe is an allegory of human history. Man is a castaway upon a desert planet, isolated from other inhabited worlds--if there be any such--by millions of miles of untraversable space. He is absolutely dependent upon his own exertions, for this world of his, as Wells says, has no imports except meteorites and no exports of any kind. [more][Less]
Mrs. Assheton's House In Sussex Square, Brighton, Was Appointed With That
Finish Of Smooth Stateliness Which Robs Stateliness Of Its Formality, And
Conceals The Amount Of Trouble And Personal Attention Which Has,
Originally In Any Case, Been Spent On The Production Of The Smoothness.
Everything Moved With The Regularity Of The Solar System, And, Superior
To That Wild Rush Of Heavy Bodies Through Infinite Ether, There Was Never
The Slightest Fear Of Comets Streaking Their Unconjectured Way Across The
Sky, Or Meteorites Falling On Unsuspicious Picnicers. In Mrs. [more][Less]
In a mad alternate reality strangely similar to our own a tsunami off the coast of Japan causes serious nuclear consequences. Unprecedented climate change decimates crops and major livestock populations. An emerging chicken market invades the world's dinner tables at an unheard of rate. A shower of meteorites heralds the arrival of planet Earth's first extraterrestrial visitors.
Together these cataclysmic events lead to the most devastating case of the munchies the Pacific Northwest has ever seen. Read the story of one man's quest for survival in this strange, new world gone mad! [more][Less]