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Pre-publication review of The Harrows of Spring by James Howard Kunstler

And so it ends. With The Harrows of Spring, James Howard Kunstler officially draws his acclaimed World Made by Hand fictional series to a close.

Review: The Oracle of Oil by Mason Inman

The focal point of The Oracle of Oil is Hubbert’s distinction as the first person to recognize the phenomenon of peak oil.

Review: The Age of Consequences by Courtney White

White strives to show how small, practical steps like these, rather than ever-more-grandiose advancements in industrial-age technology, are the real answer to meeting the calamities before us.

Review: The Schizophrenic Society by Roger Boyd

The society being referred to as “schizophrenic” here is industrial society.

A Review of Books 2 and 3 in the After Oil Science Fiction Anthology Series

This year saw the publication of not one, but two, more worthy additions to the After Oil science fiction anthology series.

Review: The Sea Gypsy Philosopher by Ray Jason

The Sea Gypsy Philosopher is the first title to be released by Club Orlov Press, a small publishing company recently started by beloved peak oil author Dmitry Orlov.

Review: After Progress, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, and The Fires of Shalsha

Three more offerings from the incessantly fertile mind of John Michael Greer.

Review: Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse by Carolyn Baker

In her latest book, titled Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse, Baker surveys 16 relationships that she’s found to be basic to human well-being but sorely in need of tending right now.

Review: Holy Cow by David Duchovny

While Elsie’s annoying qualities as a narrator dampen her effectiveness as an environmental agitator, the points she makes are spot on. She eloquently admonishes her human readers, "You can't just wear the food chain around your neck like a bauble or necklace. You're part of it and if you keep treating it with disdain, that chain will strangle you."

Review: Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Heinberg, who has few peers in the art of distilling complex messages down to simple, easily understandable take-aways, gives this summation of our fossil fuel predicament: “it’s all about energy; renewables are the future; growth is over.”
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