Whilst the northern hemisphere will be wiped out, we in Australia have excellent chances of survival, for several reasons.
This is good to hear. Bugger about you though (my British and American comrades).
Isolation is best, I always say. If another war comes, it will take a lot to find me. Hear hear. Although maybe this isn’t such good news for my book marketing efforts. Still, if my books survive…
Thanks to the hoarding habits of The Man, we have lots of old Grass Roots magazines from the 1970s in our bathroom. The excerpt above is from a letter to Grass Roots circa 1981, from a lady called Margaret who’s looking to buy land with a few co-survivalists in anticipation of the apocalypse. She’s put a lot of effort into it.
- She’s got rid of all her furniture and replaced it with beanbags.
- She’s researched how many vitamin tablets you’d need for five years in the wilderness.
- She’s looked into underground home construction techniques – because the surface will be contaminated by radiation.
When’s all this going down? When the Jupiter effect occurs – that is, when all the planets are in line with each other. This is something that is fact. It will happen – no matter what. ..I figure we have about two years to prepare.
One day, a doomsday theorist will be right. In the meantime, what must it be like to have booked the end of life as we know it into your calendar – and then for it not to happen. And you’ve put all that work into it!
I feel we’ve lost our innocence since Grass Roots had robust looking people in beards and plaits on the cover, and letters from nine year old girls seeking penfriends.
And the Late Great Planet Earth? Apparently there’s been a revival of interest in this 1979 bestseller since the election of the Trump – can’t think why.
In other news, Turnips is looking for people who’d like to receive one of five advance (print) copies of her upcoming kids’ book, BAD DOG!
BAD DOG! is about a corgi cross who runs away once too often – with hair raising consequences. If you’d like an advance copy, send me your email address by clicking this link. And of course, if you do score a copy of the book, I’d love for you to leave a review on Goodreads.