The Apocalypse at Home – A Reading List

Mentioned in the episode:

States of Fantasy – Jacqueline Rose

A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists – Jane Rawson

War of the Worlds – HG Wells

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

1984 – George Orwell

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Tomorrow Series – John Marsden

Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde

Sleep Dealer (film)

Reign – CWTV

Fiction/Reality and the End of the World:

Churchill borrowed some of his biggest ideas from H G Wells

“Winston Churchill was a “closet science-fiction fan” who borrowed the lines for one of his most famous speeches from H. G. Wells, a Cambridge academic has discovered.”

H.G. Wells and Orson Welles interview on Radio KTSA San Antonio on October 28, 1940



Wild Hackney – The Hackney Podcast

Apocalypse – This American Life

Hot in my Backyard – This American Life


The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess

The Post American World – Fareed Zakaria

The Time Machine – HG Wells

The Island of Doctor Moreau – HG Wells

Planet of the Apes – Pierre Boulle

The Matrix (1999 film)

One Night Stand  (1984 film)

I’m with the bears: Short stories from a damaged planet