Category Archives: Apocalypse


A whole civilization wiped out overnight by an enormous tidal wave. No written documents—historical, literary, or other—survive to tell us anything about it. Hundreds of years of human stories, growth, learning: gone. In the blink of an eye. Thousands of … Continue reading

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