Whether it appears in the form of anthrax island, a vibrating nuclear presence on the west coast, or, indeed, a deadly virus, each decade appears to unleash new potential for human devastation in Scotland and beyond. Waters rise, social unrest threatens, an invisible, digital, all-seeing eye tracks our every move – and so we go, edging towards dystopia … Welcome to MacArmageddon!
Petra Johana Poncarová: Addressing Devastation in the Gaelic Literature of the Clearances
Rachelle Atalla: Bunker Life
Tim Baker: Strange Allegiance: Ian Macpherson’s Wild Harbour
Marit Elise Lyngstad: Sustainability and humanity: what young readers can learn from Julie Bertagna’s Exodus