They Say Post-apocalyptic Fiction is Dead

2929 Productions / via stuffpoint.com — Pictured here is a still from John Hillcoat’s 2009 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

2012 — We were college students between classes on a Tuesday in the middle of Michigan’s ugliest month — there really was no reason to be at that eight-by-eleven living room window. Yet, there we were, gazing upon those melting patches of snow, those tracks for train cars of chemicals and scrap metal, that factory depended upon for seating by sports stadiums and amphitheaters everywhere. We gazed at it all without…