"There's a reason why you are here, probably."
The catastrophe, nonsense, and the dreaded uncertainty of an atmospheric novel.
The first solution consists of introducing just one rupture without cause or reason, a sort of unique physical catastrophe, that at once plunges the protagonist into a world where some inexplicable physical phenomenon has been produced on a massive scale.
The second solution: nonsense. One can accommodate oneself to multiple arbitrary events rather than reducing them to one unique event, if the author plays about, producing absurd and unexpected situations.
The third solution: the one that expresses most faithfully the xsf genre stories of uncertain reality, those in which the real crumbles gradually and ceases to be familiar to us from one day to the next. I have not yet found any novel that is, in this domain, properly, xsf that is to say, one that gives no explanation whatever for the lawless decomposition of its environment and characters...
n.b.: Binaural Beats in background.
For a better experience use circumaural headphones with:
-frequency response 12 - 39000 Hz /10 - 39500 Hz
-impedance 300 ohms
(-hey, if you are not used to experimental approaches, don't waste your time. Go away. Anyway, w3m, it's the best choice)
"We should preserve every scrap of biodiversity as priceless while we learn to use it and come to understand what it means to humanity."
E. O Wilson