20 Aug 2019

Coining a genre: Wasteland Fiction

From Afternoons, 2:09 pm on 20 August 2019

Recovering bookseller and RNZ producer Robert Kelly has been thinking about why deserts and frozen wastelands make such good settings for fiction.

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Suggested Wasteland fiction:

  • Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway 
  • Dune by Frank Herbert 
  • Early Riser by Jasper Fforde 
  • American Rust by Phillip Meyer 
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy 
  • Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve 
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 
  • Concrete Island by John G. Ballard