Wastelands

Author: John Joseph Adams
Editor: Hachette UK
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An anthology of post-apocalyptic short fiction from some of the biggest names in science fiction and speculative fiction - including Stephen King, George R. R. Martin and Orson Scott Card 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. Praise for Wastelands: 'Arguably my favorite anthology of all time - just packed with speculative masterworks' - Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble.com 'A first-rate anthology that quite convincingly represents the more recent SFnal view of the apocalypse' - Locus 'I can't help but give this collection the highest recommendation. I think this will be a cornerstone for most reader's shelves' - SFFWorld 'A well-chosen selection of well-crafted stories, offering something to please nearly every postapocalyptic palate' - Booklist

Wastelands 2 More Stories Of The Apocalypse

Author: John Joseph Adams
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Wastelands 2 More Stories Of The Apocalypse

Author: John Joseph Adams
Editor: Titan Books (UK)
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IT'S 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: Ann Aguirre Megan Arkenberg Paolo Bacigalupi Christopher Barzak Lauren Beukes David Brin Orson Scott Card Junot Díaz Cory Doctorow Tananarive Due Toiya Kristen Finley Milo James Fowler Maria Dahvana Headley Hugh Howey Keffy R. M. Kehrli Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Joe R. Lansdale George R. R. Martin Jack McDevitt Seanan McGuire Maureen F. McHugh D. Thomas Minton Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling Ramsey Shehadeh Robert Silverberg Rachel Swirsky Genevieve Valentine James Van Pelt Christie Yant 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.

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Wastelands 2 More Stories Of The Apocalypse

Author: George R. R. Martin
Editor: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781783291526
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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: Ann Aguirre Megan Arkenberg Paolo Bacigalupi Christopher Barzak Lauren Beukes David Brin Orson Scott Card Junot Díaz Cory Doctorow Tananarive Due Toiya Kristen Finley Milo Joe R. Lansdale George R. R. Martin Jack McDevitt Seanan McGuire Maureen F. McHugh D. Thomas Minton Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling Ramsey Shehadeh Robert Silverberg 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

Wastelands

Author: Veronica Roth
Editor: Titan Books
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The brilliant new post-apocalyptic collection by master anthologist John Joseph Adams, for the first time including new stories by the edgiest modern writers. The new post-apocalyptic collection by master anthologist John Joseph Adams, featuring never-before-published stories and curated reprints by some of the genre’s most popular and critically-acclaimed authors. In WASTELANDS: THE NEW APOCALYPSE, veteran anthology editor John Joseph Adams is once again our guide through the wastelands using his genre and editorial expertise to curate his finest collection of post-apocalyptic short fiction yet. Whether the end comes via nuclear war, pandemic, climate change, or cosmological disaster, these stories explore the extraordinary trials and tribulations of those who survive. Featuring never-before-published tales by: Veronica Roth, Hugh Howey, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Richard Kadrey, Scott Sigler, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias S. Buckell, Meg Elison, Greg van Eekhout, Wendy N. Wagner, Jeremiah Tolbert, and Violet Allen—plus, recent reprints by: Carmen Maria Machado, Carrie Vaughn, Ken Liu, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kami Garcia, Charlie Jane Anders, Catherynne M. Valente, Jack Skillingstead, Sofia Samatar, Maureen F. McHugh, Nisi Shawl, Adam-Troy Castro, Dale Bailey, Susan Jane Bigelow, Corinne Duyvis, Shaenon K. Garrity, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Darcie Little Badger, Timothy Mudie, and Emma Osborne. Continuing in the tradition of WASTELANDS: STORIES OF THE APOCALYPSE, these 34 stories ask: What would life be like after the end of the world as we know it?

Cursed An Anthology

Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Titan Books
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Twenty curses, old and new, from bestselling fantasy authors such as Neil Gaiman, Christina Henry, M.R. Carey and Charlie Jane Anders. ALL THE BETTER TO READ YOU WITH It's a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and they can happen to anyone, not just those of us with unpopular stepparents... Here you'll find unique twists on curses, from fairy tale classics to brand-new hexes of the modern world - expect new monsters and mythologies as well as twists on well-loved fables. Stories to shock and stories of warning, stories of monsters and stories of magic. TWENTY TIMELESS FOLKTALES, NEW AND OLD NEIL GAIMAN JANE YOLEN KAREN JOY FOWLER M.R. CAREY CHRISTINA HENRY CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN TIM LEBBON MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH CHARLIE JANE ANDERS JEN WILLIAMS CATRIONA WARD JAMES BROGDEN MAURA McHUGH ANGELA SLATTER LILLITH SAINTCROW CHRISTOPHER FOWLER ALISON LITTLEWOOD MARGO LANAGAN

The Knowledge

Author: Lewis Dartnell
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448137381
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If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/

The Oxford Handbook Of Apocalyptic Literature

Author: John J. Collins
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199856508
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Apocalypticism arose in ancient Judaism in the last centuries BCE and played a crucial role in the rise of Christianity. It is not only of historical interest: there has been a growing awareness, especially since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, of the prevalence of apocalyptic beliefs in the contemporary world. To understand these beliefs, it is necessary to appreciate their complex roots in the ancient world, and the multi-faceted character of the phenomenon of apocalypticism. The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature is a thematic and phenomenological exploration of apocalypticism in the Judaic and Christian traditions. Most of the volume is devoted to the apocalyptic literature of antiquity. Essays explore the relationship between apocalypticism and prophecy, wisdom and mysticism; the social function of apocalypticism and its role as resistance literature; apocalyptic rhetoric from both historical and postmodern perspectives; and apocalyptic theology, focusing on phenomena of determinism and dualism and exploring apocalyptic theology's role in ancient Judaism, early Christianity, and Gnosticism. The final chapters of the volume are devoted to the appropriation of apocalypticism in the modern world, reviewing the role of apocalypticism in contemporary Judaism and Christianity, and more broadly in popular culture, addressing the increasingly studied relation between apocalypticism and violence, and discussing the relationship between apocalypticism and trauma, which speaks to the underlying causes of the popularity of apocalyptic beliefs. This volume will further the understanding of a vital religious phenomenon too often dismissed as alien and irrational by secular western society.

Evaporating Genres

Author: Gary K. Wolfe
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571040
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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.

Boys Their Monsters Post Apocalyptic Stories

Author: M.G. Herron
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Civilization has been laid to waste… …and the sand blasted ruins populated by monsters. But for a few intrepid survivors, the real adventure has only just begun. Escape into five science fiction stories of survival and grit with daring heroes that journey through post-apocalyptic wastelands, forge new alliances, and face down their greatest fears. From bestselling author M.G. Herron, this collection includes: • “The End of the World Is Better with Friends” • “Centurion” • “Make Like the Roaches and Survive” • “The Road Is Three” • “Low Desert, High Mountain, Big Lizard” Are you ready for a post-apocalyptic adventure? Get it now!

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After The End

Author: James Berger
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
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In this study of the cultural pursuit of the end and what follows, Berger contends that every apocalyptic depiction leaves something behind, some mixture of paradise and wasteland. Combining literary, psychoanalytic, and historical methods, Berger mines these depictions for their weight and influence on current culture. He applies wide-ranging evidence--from science fiction to Holocaust literature, from Thomas Pynchon to talk shows, from American politics to the fiction of Toni Morrison--to reveal how representations of apocalyptic endings are indelibly marked by catastrophic histories.

Blood Cries Out

Author: A. J. Swoboda
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877468
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John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.

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Fallout Girl

Author: Alyson Belle
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War never changes, but it’s always unpredictable anyway… Killian Black was a billionaire business mogul who knew that the only way to survive the coming war would be to use his futuristic backup body cloning technology to protect himself, but when the bombs are dropped and he wakes up in a strange, post-apocalyptic desert wasteland cloning facility, he realizes that things have gone very, very wrong. Years have passed, the staff are all dead or gone, and the backup process failed him. His clone was lost forever. Fortunately, there was a failsafe they installed: An emergency backup body cutover, designed to protect his consciousness in just this scenario. There’s only one problem: the backup body was a beautiful female clone, half his original age! Now Killian is trapped in the wasteland alone in an unfamiliar and feminine body, desperate for help and with nowhere to turn. When a band of raiders find this unprotected woman and capture her for their own twisted designs, Killian begins to wonder if he might not have preferred being alone after all…

The Improbable Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Author: John Joseph Adams
Editor: Night Shade
ISBN: 9781949102444
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“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” The first—and most famous—consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, came to the world’s attention more than 120 years ago through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and stories. But Conan Doyle didn’t reveal all of the Great Detective’s adventures… Here are the improbable adventures of Sherlock Holmes, where nothing is impossible, and nothing can be ruled out. These twenty-eight tales of mystery and the imagination detail Holmes’s further exploits, as told by many of today’s greatest storytellers, including: Stephen King Anne Perry Anthony Burgess Neil Gaiman Naomi Novik Stephen Baxter Tanith Lee Michael Moorcock and many more These cases will take you from the familiar quarters at 221B Baker Street to strange alternate realities; from the gaslit streets of London to the far future. In these pages you’ll find Holmes and Watson investigating ghosts, aliens, pirates, dinosaurs, shape-shifters, evil gods, and criminal masterminds, including the Napoleon of Crime, Professor Moriarty. You’ll be astounded to learn the truths behind cases alluded to by Watson but never before documented… until now. Whether mystery, fantasy, horror, or science fiction, no puzzle is too challenging for the Great Detective. The game is afoot!

The Wasteland Chronicles Collection

Author: Kyle West
Editor: Kyle West
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Grab the first three books of The Wasteland Chronicles series - over 700 pages of post-apocalyptic action! In the year 2030, the meteor Ragnarok impacted Earth. Billions died, the sky went crimson, and humanity entered a new dark age from which it would not emerge for centuries. The U.S. government saved its most vital citizens with a system of underground bunkers. Where once there were 144, now only four remain - fallen for reasons of starvation, rebellion, or worse. For in the wake of Ragnarok come new and sinister threats. Threats which do not yet have a name... Born into this bleak, post-apocalyptic world, Alex Keener has lived his entire life underground in Bunker 108. He's never even seen the sun. But the day he turns sixteen, everything changes when he's tasked to go on a recon into the deadly wasteland outside. And what he finds out there will change his life forever...