The definitive anthology of the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades. Featuring New York Times bestsellers Stephen King, George R.R. Martin and Orson Scott Card, edited by award-winning anthologist John Joseph Adams.
Prescient tales of Armageddon and its aftermath, by twenty-two of today's finest writers, including:
Neal Barrett, Jr.
Tobias S. Buckell
James Van Pelt
Together they reveal what it will mean to survive and remain human after the end of the world...
About the Author
John Joseph Adams is an American science fiction and fantasy editor and critic. His anthology The Living Dead was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and was named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. Barnes & Noble.com labeled Adams "The Reigning King of the Anthology World". He was a finalist for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor, Short Form, and his magazine Lightspeed Magazine was a finalist for Best Semiprozine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is primarily about people (or near-people of the future) coping with living after civilization has been wiped out by one event or another. A number of them are poignant. Others show ingenuity or humor. There are some with adventurous settings, but to me it seemed that there was only one real action-adventure. The writing was very good across the board, assuming that the many compound sentences without a subject in the second independent clause are that way for style reasons. It is not an upbeat book, but the vignettes are generally well-delivered.