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Publisher Description

Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon — these are our guides through the Wastelands... From the Book of Revelations to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction, including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King, Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 1
Night Shade Books
National Book Network

Customer Reviews

Prairie_Dog ,

Good Themed Anthology by Master Editor

This anthology assembled by master editor John Joseph Adams is themed around the aftermath of the apocalypse. We rarely see in the stories the end itself; instead we view the results of what happened on our characters and the world around them. My favorite story ended up being “Ginny Sweethips' Flying Circus" by Neil Barrett, Jr., a well published author I had never read before. The image of the genetically modified sentient animals like Possum Dark, who really likes shooting up the landscape when he gets a chance, really stuck with me. Like any anthology, some stories will be more to the readers taste than others, but overall I found these well chosen, and worth reading. There are some entries by major authors here, and authors you might be unfamiliar with. Each story has a nice introduction, which provides a bit of background on its writer as well.

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