December 4, 2008
Why the love affair with man-eating plants?
The BBC has a long article on apocalyptic fiction:
A new BBC adaptation is being made of The Day of the Triffids, but why are we still prepared to believe in a post-apocalyptic world roamed by flesh-eating semi-sentient plants? And do we have a love affair with fictionalised destruction?
Including quotes from Dr Barry Langford, senior lecturer in film and television at Royal Holloway, University of London and Andy Sawyer, librarian at the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool.
There's room for comments at the bottom of that article if you feel like joining in!