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Wastelands : 4.1 (29)
Serie: _sf
Genre: fantasy
Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddonthese are our guides through the Wastelands
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 post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of todays most renowned authors of speculative fictionincluding George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen KingWastelands 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.
Complete with introductions and an indispensable appendix of recommendations for further reading, Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genres core.
John Joseph Adams is the assistant editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and a freelance writer. His website is www.johnjosephadams.com.
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is available now. Look for it wherever books are sold, or order online from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells Books, or directly from the publisher, Night Shade Books.
Year: 2008 .
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  2. Introduction by John Joseph Adams
  3. The End of the Whole Mess by Stephen King
  4. Salvage by Orson Scott Card
  5. The People of Sand and Slag by Paolo Bacigalupi
  6. Bread and Bombs by M. Rickert
  7. How We Got in Town and Out Again by Jonathan Lethem
  8. Dark, Dark Were the Tunnels by George R. R. Martin
  9. Waiting for the Zephyr by Tobias S. Buckell
  10. Never Despair by Jack McDevitt
  11. When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth by Cory Doctorow
  12. The Last of the O-Forms by James Van Pelt
  13. Still Life with Apocalypse by Richard Kadrey
  14. Artie s Angels by Catherine Wells
  15. Judgment Passed by Jerry Oltion
  16. Mute by Gene Wolfe
  17. Inertia by Nancy Kress
  18. And the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth Bear
  19. Speech Sounds by Octavia E. Butler
  20. Killers by Carol Emshwiller
  21. Ginny Sweethips Flying Circus by Neal Barrett, Jr.
  22. First Church of the Unleaded God
  23. & Ace High Refinery
  25. KEEP OUT
  26. Ginny Sweethips Flying Circus
  29. Armaments * Machinery * Electronic Shit of All Kinds
  30. FORT PRU
  31. Games of Chance & Amusement
  32. Term * Whole Life * Half Life * Death
  33. The End of the World as We Know It by Dale Bailey
  34. Song Before Sunset by David Grigga
  35. Episode Seven: Last Stand Against the Pack in the Kingdom of the Purple Flowers by John Langan
  36. Appendix: For Further Reading

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