This Way To The End Times: Classic Tales Of The Apocalypse by Robert SilverbergThis Way To The End Times: Classic Tales Of The Apocalypse by Robert Silverberg

This Way To The End Times: Classic Tales Of The Apocalypse

EditorRobert Silverberg

Paperback | November 10, 2016

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THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, gathers 21 compelling, gripping stories of the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it. And what a collection. From little-known, brilliant tales by sci-fi legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense short works by sci-fi masters Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting works by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Karen Haber and Megan Arkenberg, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES paves the road to the fantastical future, alternating humor with grit, and hope with ghastly post apocalyptic visions. Guest editor Robert Silverberg-beloved sci-fi master-hand-picked each story, and offers an introduction to each, as well as an introduction to the anthology as a whole. A unique collection for longtime and new fans of speculative fiction, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES roars into the future wide-eyed and full speed ahead.Complete list of authors:Jules Verne, James Elroy Flecker, Frank Lillie Pollock, G. Peyton Wertenbaker, Philip Latham, Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber, Brian W. Aldiss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., Malcolm Edwards, Connie Willis, Karen Haber, by Dale Bailey, Megan Artenberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Olaf Stapledon
Robert Silverberg, editor and contributor, is one of science fiction's most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine's Castle, as well as At Winter's End. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Neb...
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Title:This Way To The End Times: Classic Tales Of The ApocalypseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.23 inPublished:November 10, 2016Publisher:Three Rooms PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941110479

ISBN - 13:9781941110478

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Twenty-one exceptional tales of Earth's devastation and humans' inventive, and often ironically self-destructive, ways of surviving . . . These stunning stories contemplate survival while question whether life is worth saving, and many have such rich ideas and settings that they could easily spark full-length novels." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Demands applause and attention. . . . An overstuffed tour of various doomsday scenarios, proving that version of Murphy's Law that observes that there are more ways to screw something up than there are to make something right." - Asimov's Science Fiction "A science fiction collection for the ages." - Tulsa Book Review "Whether it's Jules Verne's story detailing a young civilization uncovering a past apocalypse or Philip Latham's tale of a scientist recording in detail the last days on Earth when no one else will listen, these stories form the incredible foundation of all the dystonian tales that dominate modern YA. This is a science fiction collection for the ages." - Tulsa Book Review "See how writers such as Jules Verne and Connie Willis have embraced the apocalypse and used it to tell chillingly prescient narratives that reach across time and space. Silverberg reminds us that while the end of the world seems to be a hot trend today, it is actually only a blip in a long tradition of dystopian storytelling." - Library Journal "With its range of contributors, this is a much needed volume that will both satisfy the high demand for apocalyptic tales and remind readers of the actual breadth and depth of this literature of the end of the world." - ALA Booklist, Starred Review "The variety of ways in which these stories choose to end the world offers a great deal-nightmarish, funny, lonely, or hopeful-for the imagination. Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales." - Kirkus Reviews "Science fiction legend Robert Silverberg has picked the best of the very best stories for this volume. Absolute gold, from first word to last gasp!" - Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Mars One and Kill Switch Past praise for Robert Silverberg, editor: "The John Updike of science fiction." - The New York Times Book Review "No matter if Silverberg is dealing with material that is practically straight fiction, or going way into the future . . . his is the hand of a master of his craft and imagination." - Los Angeles Times "Robert Silverberg is our best . . . Time and time again he has expanded the parameters of science fiction." - The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction"