The Mountain State is a symbol of what doesn’t work in America, and it’s time to change that.

The second book in John Scalzi’s Interdependency series ratchets up the action and shows the consequences of imminent civilizational collapse.

How going on a little nature walk brought me back to a self that I thought I’d lost.

The fourth episode of the series shows how difficult it is to live in the shadow of civilization’s collapse.

Preparing for the future requires an honest accounting of the past.

And they’re running out of time to seize the initiative.

The new prequel series has a chance to correct its predecessors mistakes, but it also has to avoid its own source material’s pitfalls.

And Governor Jim Justice’s recent interview shows why.

John Scalzi’s take on societal collapse asks the big questions but doesn’t lose sight of the importance of a good story.

The third episode shakes things up a bit, and demonstrates some of the fallout from previous episodes.

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

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