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PANRC: Prelude, Part I

Just an update – all the copies of Prelude in circulation are presently going ’round, but if past experience is any guide, the books should have at least one more cycle before the end of the month. So watch here for the next announcement. In some ways I’m not the optimal audience for Kurt Cobb’s…

PANRC: The Witch of Hebron Part II

Just a reminder to everyone that we’ll be starting Kurt Cobb’s _Prelude_ on Monday. I have several people who have copies available for circulation, so if you’d like to read along with the group, please drop me an email at jewishfarmer@gmail.com and you’ll get a copy in the mail, with only the requirement that you…

Come to My Place…Oh, and Prelude Too!

Hi Folks – Happy New Year, everyone! Just a few admin things. First, I still have several spaces in my January apprentice weekend, coming up MLK weekend. This is an adults-only weekend in which we’ll talk about everything, practice the winter skill set – late season preserving, goat care and milking, winter livestock care, cheesemaking…

PANRC: The Witch of Hebron I

First of all, let me start with what I like about Jim Kunstler’s writing in _The Witch of Hebron_. The thing I enjoy most is that he navigates the shoals of post-apocalyptic fantasy extraordinarily well. He neither falls into the masturbatory apocalypticism of something like _The Road_ nor the “good vs. evil fantasy” so common…

Two updates for the Post-Apocalyptic Novel Reading Club. First, I realized that I have scheduled two things for the first of the upcoming month – my “Anyway Project” updates and the first discussion of _The Witch of Hebron_. This is far more than I am likely to accomplish, so I’ve decided my PANRC will start…

PANRC, by the way, is the acronym for “Post-Apocalyptic Novel Reading Club” pronounced by those in the know (ie, the person who just made this up 3 seconds ago) as “Panric” ;-). And while December’s selection (we’ll start on 12/1), Jim Kunstler’s _The Witch of Hebron_ has been out for a bit, Kurt Cobb’s _Prelude_…

Back to the Post-Apocalypse!

With November coming ’round tomorrow, I realize my chances of re-starting the post-apocalyptic reading group for November 1 are probably pretty faint ;-). Again, this is pretty much a reflection of where my brain is these days. I *meant* to get us started for ummm…tomorrow. But while I realize my readers are a brilliant and…

On ye olde blogge, in 2008, I ran a post-apocalyptic novel reading club for about six months. Why, you ask? Well, why not? When you deal with real doom, mocking (or praising on the rare occasions when it is good) fictive doom is theraputic – and fun. All of us, I suspect, have a secret…