Stories of the Apocalypse

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of short stories from such authors as Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, John Langan, and Octavia E. Butler that focus on the end of the world.

Perseus Publishing
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.

Publisher: San Francisco : Nightshade Book, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781597801058
Characteristics: 333 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Adams, John Joseph


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Jun 30, 2016

I guess I was disappointed with a majority of the stories because my definition of an "Apocalypse" and some of the author's definitions were at variance. I think an Apocalypse means there won't be Semi Trucks driving around, Elementary Schools functioning, Cigarette factories putting out death-sticks, or (especially) an Internet! If you are like me in this, skip all but "A Song Before Sunset", "Dark, Dark were the Tunnels", and "Never Despair." That leaves you much of the book that is drivel.

Feb 14, 2010

There are several very good short stories in this anthology and in the back of the book it gives reference to a great many more books to read of the same genre.

Jan 11, 2010

a few short stories were really good. well worth the read. wished the library carried the full novels though.

Oct 13, 2009

i have to admit I expected something far different than what I got here. I was expecting depictions of the apocalypse, but in many stories, it had already happened the the stories were about those who struggled to make sense of it.


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