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In this hour, Jim Fleming talks with Justin Taylor, editor of The Apocalypse Reader, a collection of 34 short stories about the end of the world. Taylor says writers have always been fascinated by the subject.
Next, Anne Strainchamps talks with Kevin Brockmeier about his novel, The Breif History of the Dead which concerns the dead who have not yet passed from living memory.
Then, Brenda Peterson is an environmental writer and editor. She talks with Steve Paulson about her memoir, I Want to be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth. Peterson is the child of fundamentalist Christians but her father was a forest ranger and she grew up in a remote wilderness cabin.
After that, novelist Margaret Atwood talks about her latest book, The Year of the Flood, with Steve Paulson. The book posits a new religion formed after most life on Earth has been obliterated.
And finally, British novelist Jim Crace reads from and talks with Jim Fleming about his novel The Pesthouse. It takes place in America after an un-named eco-disaster has decimated the population and destroyed much of our hi-tech civilization. [Broadcast Date: January 4, 2013]