Famine. dying. warfare. Pestilence. those are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the top of the realm. In technological know-how fiction, the top is prompted by way of much less figurative capacity: nuclear holocaust, organic warfare/pandemic, ecological catastrophe, or cosmological cataclysm.
But earlier than any disaster, there are those that see it coming. in the course of, there are heroes who struggle opposed to it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and check out to rebuild. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will inform their tales.
Edited through acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling writer Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a chain of 3 anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. the tip IS NIGH specializes in existence ahead of the apocalypse. the top IS NOW turns its awareness to lifestyles throughout the apocalypse. And the tip HAS COME makes a speciality of lifestyles after the apocalypse.
Volume one of many Apocalypse Triptych, the top IS NIGH, good points all-new, never-before-published works by means of Hugh Howey, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jamie Ford, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, and so forth.
Post-apocalyptic fiction is ready worlds that experience already burned. Apocalyptic fiction is ready worlds which are burning. the top IS NIGH is set the match.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: advent by way of John Joseph Adams | "The Balm and the Wound" by means of Robin Wasserman | "Heaven is a spot on Planet X" via Desirina Boskovich | "Break! holiday! Break!" by means of Charlie Jane Anders | "The Gods are usually not Chained" by means of Ken Liu | "Wedding Day" via Jake Kerr | "Removal Order" by means of Tananarive Due | "System Reset" by means of Tobias S. Buckell | "This Unkempt international is Falling to Pieces" through Jamie Ford | "BRING HER TO ME" through Ben H. Winters | "In the Air" by means of Hugh Howey | "Goodnight Moon" by way of Annie Bellet | "Dancing with dying within the Land of Nod" by means of Will McIntosh | "Houses with no Air" by means of Megan Arkenberg | "The 5th Day of Deer Camp" by means of Scott Sigler | "Enjoy the Moment" by means of Jack McDevitt | "Pretty quickly the 4 Horsemen are Going to come back driving Through" by way of Nancy Kress | "Spores" by means of Seanan McGuire | "She's received a price tag to Ride" by means of Jonathan Maberry | "Agent Unknown" by way of David Wellington | "Enlightenment" via Matthew Mather | "Shooting the Apocalypse" through Paolo Bacigalupi | "Love Perverts" by way of Sarah Langan.
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