I love seeing the varying interpretations of the map of Panem, the world Suzanne Collins created for The Hunger Games trilogy. It’s one of those enduring mysteries – exactly what the future North America looks like and just how much is left after the wars and droughts and rising waters.
Lauren Davis at i09 has taken a look at the new book by V. Arrow, The Panem Companion: An Unofficial Guide to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games (published by Smart Pop Books). It won’t be out until the end of the year, but promises to be a detailed analysis of the future nation of Panem. V. has spent a fair bit of time trying to work out just where the 13 Districts might be.
I chose to center part of the cataclysm in the Gulf of Mexico as a tectonic shift and moved the Yucatan Peninsula, rather than sinking it. Mostly this is because I ♥ Finnick/Annie and wanted them to have a little island for the D4 Victor’s Village. Plus, it doesn’t really alter the topography of any other District, so hey!
So what do you think? I like how the first few districts circle the Capitol as described in the book. I also like where 13 is postioned. We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.