Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell talked to SyFyWire about nuclear weapons in pop culture.
Alexandra Bell, Senior Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, gave me a list that included most of the above as well as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and graphic novels The Watchmen, Where the Wind Blowsand Barefoot Gen.
She speculated that syllabus I was putting together was probably a little dated: “After the end of the Cold War, writers (novels, tv or film) generally abandoned the topic of nuclear war. It makes no sense, since two existential threats to humanity are climate change and nuclear war.” But, she said, there’s a “strange silver lining” to fact that our imminent destruction feels more and more like a real possibility: “People are talking about nuclear weapons again. I wonder if that will translate into more nuclear fiction.” Read more