🎧 The Masque of the Red Death

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My novella β€œThe Masque of the Red Death” is a tribute to Poe; it’s from my book Radicalized. It’s the story of a plute who brings his pals to his luxury bunker during civlizational collapse in the expectation of emerging once others have rebuilt.

In light of the coronavirus, Cory Doctorow shares a reading of his novella The Masque of the Red Death, a story of what happens after the ultra-rich have left their bunkers.

Naturally, they assume that when they do emerge, once their social inferiors have rebooted civilization, that their incredible finance-brains, their assault rifles, and their USBs full of BtC will allow them to command a harem and live a perpetual Frazetta-painting future.

Doctorow has also shared another story recently addressing global crisis “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth“, as well as readings of Poe’s original 1842 story, β€œThe Masque of the Red Death” and Mark Twain’s “Punch, Brothers, Punch”.

Continuing on the topic, Bryan Alexander has shared an extensive collection of readings on the plague.

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