Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

August 9, 2013|
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams
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With stories from George R.R. Martin (author of Game of Thrones), Gene Wolf, Carol Emshwiller, Stephen King, and more! "I can''t help but give this collection the highest recommendation. I think this will be a cornerstone for most reader''s shelves."—SFF World

From the Book of Revelation to ''''The Road Warrior'''', from ''''A Canticle for Leibowitz'''' to ''''The Road'''', storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.

Gathering together the best postapocalyptic 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.

Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders. Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre''s core.
John Joseph Adams is the editor of the anthologies By Blood We Live, Federations, The Living Dead, Seeds of Change, and Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Forthcoming work includes the anthologies Brave New Worlds, The Living Dead 2, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, and The Way of the Wizard. He is also the assi...
Title:Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.67 X 6.1 X 0.92 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.67 X 6.1 X 0.92 in
Published:August 9, 2013
Publisher:Night Shade Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781597801058

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