|Huitzilopochtli: one of the many Aztec|
gods that will rule over us in the future.
"Obviously, it's been difficult, planning the coming years' output, given the inevitable destruction of human society, and much of the world's population, on December 21st this year," says Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Oliver, "but we believe there will be a rich vein of opportunity in the form of survival advice pamphlets, English-Nahuatl phrasebooks for communicating with our new Aztec overlords, and guidance on how to combat supernatural Ocelotl shapeshifters."
According to best current understanding, the world will be destroyed four days before Christmas this year by fire, or flood, or jaguars falling from the sky.
Solaris has tested the water already this year with James Lovegrove's Age of Aztec, an unflinching fictionalised account of the coming destruction, which they hope will prove popular in the months leading up to the end.
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There's even some space for some of the imprint's lucky readers, according to the Editor-in-Chief. The first three readers to email email@example.com with the answer to the following question will be sent copies of Age of Aztec and invited to shelter from the inevitable apocalypse in luxury and style:
Q. What is the name of the conquistador who overthrew Moctezuma and brought down the Aztecs?
"Our primary duty is the
health and safety of our personnel."
"We are very excited about the morale boost that surviving the apocalypse will give to our work-force, and anticipate only a modest reduction in output caused by the rapid relocation of people and computers to the bunker via the sheltered and hardened stairway.
"In the event of the apocalypse, an announcement will be read out over the tannoy system. A role call will then be taken by your allocated and trained member of staff, who will be wearing a high vis jacket with the logo ‘Happy to Help’ stencilled on the reverse. Please follow instructions briskly but do not run. Those not selected will be asked to move quietly outside and await further instructions."