After London

August 14, 2019
Richard Jeffries
1885
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photo by
Ari He
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Tonight, we’ll be reading "After London", a Science Fiction precursor by Richard Jefferies first published in 1885. In it’s day referred to as Fantasy or Romance, now we may describe it as eco-apocalyptic. The story tells of how London becomes a swampland after an unspecified natural disaster delivers England over to the mercy of nature.