ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT...
For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin's seminal The Postman to Hugh Howey's Deep Blood Kettle and Tananarive Due's prescient Patient Zero, the end of the world continues to thrill.
This companion volume to the critically acclaimed WASTELANDS offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, with works by:
Orson Scott Card
Joe R. Lansdale
George R. R. Martin
Maureen F. McHugh
D. Thomas Minton
Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling
Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who’s who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.
PRAISE FOR WASTELANDS: Everything that is best about the trope, from bleak, empty worlds to beacons of hope. - Booklist. The best anthology of any kind I have read to date. - Grasping for the Wind. A great collection that gets my highest recommendation.- Bookgasm
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Second Volume of Apocalyptic Fiction by Master Anthologist
World-class editor John Joseph Adams has selected and assembled a second volume of apocalyptic science fiction to follow up to the original “Wastelands” anthology. This volume is a hefty collection and includes many big names in the genre, including a longer work by George R. R. Martin. The stories are a nice selection of styles and types, but as with any themed collection one may like some, while others do no suit one’s tastes. That’s fine of course, and the nature of anthologies. However, this type of collection can certainly introduce one to new authors and works that you might not come across one your own. Apocalypses portrayed include many unusual viewpoints, and the stories are set both during and after the end. Some offer hope, while others are bleak. Overall, it is a worthy successor to the outstanding original collection.