One Day the World Ended

  • Review of The Circle by David Eggers

    Review of The Circle by David Eggers

    I have been wanting to read this as part of my research into dystopian fiction for my One day the World Ended project and I have mixed opinions on this book.

  • Add your suggestions to "What Came Next"

    Add your suggestions to

    One Day the World Ended is designed to be an open source and collaborative work of fiction. Most of this will come later when I have more material ready, but the code of the website is on GitHub and you're more than free to issue pull requests if you want to.

  • Battle Royale, Koushun Takami

    Battle Royale, Koushun Takami

    In my continued efforts to read as mazy works of dystopian fiction as possible, next on my list was Battle Royale. On a side note, are there many works of purely utopian fiction? Or would that not sell? Back to the east Asian republic. Set in the non-too-distant future, a large Asian empire now rules over an undefined area, full of social control, aggression and suppression. Once a term a class of school children are chosen to compete in a battle to the death on an abandoned island with no hope of escape and only one survivor. It's never completely clear why this happens and what the government gets out of it, but that doesn't matter too much.

  • Review of The Iron Heel by Jack London

    Review of The Iron Heel by Jack London

    As part of my research in projects odtwe I have been reading some classics of utopian and dystopian fiction. Most recently I completed Jack London's The Iron Heel.

  • One Day the World Ended intro is online

    After some polishing, planning and technical tweaking the text version of my work of fiction is now online.

  • Illustrating One Day the World Ended

    After visiting the Tate Modern over Christmas and seeing these two images (I've forgotten the artist):

  • What’s it all about - Inspirations, Voice, Style and Structure

    I guess most of its stylistic inspiration comes from Kurt Vonnegut and to a lesser extent surreal dark British comedy such as Douglas Adams. It is about the end of the world, but that isn't the point, it's just a vehicle. The fact that the world is ending isn't relevant, it's merely a surreal vehicle to explore elements of the human condition. Wow, that last sentence sounded pretentious!

  • Site Design Ideas

    I have started building the site for the "One Day the World Ended" project in Ruby on Rails and thus needed some designs. Here are my rough ones so far.