Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet.
A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family.
New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors.
A man seeks love in a fading world.
How would you survive the apocalypse? Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the “fittest” who survive – it’s the most tenacious, stubborn, enduring and innovative characters who have the best chance of adapting when everything is lost.
In stories of fear, hope and survival, this anthology gives new perspectives on the end of the world, from authors Corinne Duyvis, Janet Edwards, Seanan McGuire, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Stephanie Gunn, Elinor Caiman Sands, Rivqa Rafael, Bogi Takács, John Chu, Maree Kimberley, Octavia Cade, Lauren E Mitchell, Thoraiya Dyer, Samantha Rich, and K L Evangelista.
Table of Contents
And the Rest of Us Wait - Corinne Duyvis
To Take Into the Air My Quiet Breath - Stephanie Gunn
Something in the Rain - Seanan McGuire
Did We Break the End of the World? - Tansy Rayner Roberts
In the Sky with Diamonds - Elinor Caiman Sands
Two Somebodies Go Hunting - Rivqa Rafael
Given Sufficient Desperation - Bogi Takács
Selected Afterimages of the Fading - John Chu
Five Thousand Squares - Maree Kimberley
Portobello Blind - Octavia Cade
Tea Party - Lauren E Mitchell
Giant - Thoraiya Dyer
Spider-Silk, Strong as Steel - Samantha Rich
No Shit - K L Evangelista
I Will Remember You - Janet Edwards
This felt like a breath of fresh air. Looking at the apocalypse from the perspective of a disabled person really opened up a whole new world of possibilities! Each chapter was exciting and interesting to read. My only complaint is that I wish there were more. I could easily read a full book from any and all of these pieces. I’m going to go through the book after I write this and look up all the authors.
I want to read more!!!!
I pre ordered this book because of one author, not knowing anything else, and unexpectedly found a book full of stories that I loved.
Usually in an anthology there are stories that you skip or just don't care for, but I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed all 15, and now have new authors to read.
I also kind of hope some of these stories end up as a longer book, because I ended up wanting to know what happens next, "Did we break the end of the world", while a fully resolved story, could continue for a bunch more chapters!