An apocalypse is a relative thing…

N.K. Jemisin, author of The Broken Earth Trilogy, Book III — The Stone Sky

“Ah, my love. An apocalypse is a relative thing, isn’t it? When the earth shatters, it is a disaster to the life that depends on it — but nothing much to Father Earth... When a slave rebels, it is nothing much to the people who read about it later. Just thin words on thinner paper worn finer by the friction of history. (“So you were slaves, so what?” they whisper. Like it’s nothing.) But to the people who live through a slave…