After The End: Recent Apocalypses

Paperback | June 10, 2013

byPaolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Margo Lanagan

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  • From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarok to theRevelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and anynumber of fictional zombie Armageddons and the dystopic world of The HungerGames, we have always wondered what will happen after the world as we knowit ends. No matter what the doomsday scenario — cataclysmic climatechange, political chaos, societal collapse, nuclear war, pestilence, or so manyother dreaded variations — we inevitably believe that even though theworld perishes, some portion of humankind will live on. Such stories involvedeath and disaster, but they are also tales of rebirth and survival. Grim ortriumphant, these outstanding, post-apocalyptic stories selected from the bestof those published in the tumultuous last decade allow us to consider what lifewill be like after the end.

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From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarok to theRevelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, and anynumber of fictional zombie Armageddons and the dystopic world of The HungerGames, we have always wondered what will happen after the world as we knowit ends. No matter what the doomsday scenario — ca...

Paolo Bacigalupi won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards for his debut novel, The Windup Girl, which was published in 2009. His short story collection Pump Six and Other Stories was a 2008 Locus Award winner for Best Collection and his young adult novel Ship Breaker won the Michael L. Printz Awa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:Prime BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607013908

ISBN - 13:9781607013907

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