Famine. demise. battle. Pestilence. those are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the top of the area. In technological know-how fiction, the tip is prompted by means of much less figurative capacity: nuclear holocaust, organic warfare/pandemic, ecological catastrophe, or cosmological cataclysm.
But sooner 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 take a look at to rebuild. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will inform their tales.
Edited by means of 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 lifestyles prior to the apocalypse. the tip IS NOW turns its realization to lifestyles through 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, gains all-new, never-before-published works through Hugh Howey, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jamie Ford, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, etc.
Post-apocalyptic fiction is ready worlds that experience already burned. Apocalyptic fiction is set worlds which are burning. the top IS NIGH is set the match.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: creation through John Joseph Adams | "The Balm and the Wound" by way of Robin Wasserman | "Heaven is a spot on Planet X" through Desirina Boskovich | "Break! holiday! Break!" through Charlie Jane Anders | "The Gods are not Chained" via Ken Liu | "Wedding Day" by way of Jake Kerr | "Removal Order" via Tananarive Due | "System Reset" through Tobias S. Buckell | "This Unkempt global is Falling to Pieces" via Jamie Ford | "BRING HER TO ME" via Ben H. Winters | "In the Air" through Hugh Howey | "Goodnight Moon" via Annie Bellet | "Dancing with dying within the Land of Nod" via Will McIntosh | "Houses with out Air" by way 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 using Through" via Nancy Kress | "Spores" by means of Seanan McGuire | "She's received a price tag to Ride" through Jonathan Maberry | "Agent Unknown" by means of David Wellington | "Enlightenment" via Matthew Mather | "Shooting the Apocalypse" via Paolo Bacigalupi | "Love Perverts" by way of Sarah Langan.
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