Socio-economic apocalypse being the order of the day, with borders in the USA closed and states wary of their neighbours, and Texans being viewed now in the same way than many currently view Mexicans. There’s a touch of the Breaking Bad vibe about it, with a corpse strung up alongside the barbed wire canal whose flow of water is keeping the state alive. It looks like there’s a story for the photojournalist, but by the end the story has got a whole lot bigger.
Nice to have a story from Bacigalupi – quite some time since I’ve read anything by him!
More from ‘The End is Nigh’ here.