Famine. dying. battle. Pestilence. those are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the top of the realm. In technology fiction, the tip is prompted via much less figurative skill: nuclear holocaust, organic warfare/pandemic, ecological catastrophe, or cosmological cataclysm.
But ahead of 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 by way of acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling writer Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a sequence of 3 anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. the top IS NIGH specializes in lifestyles ahead of the apocalypse. the tip IS NOW turns its cognizance to existence in the course of 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, beneficial properties all-new, never-before-published works by way 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 on.
Post-apocalyptic fiction is ready worlds that experience already burned. Apocalyptic fiction is set worlds which are burning. the tip IS NIGH is set the match.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: advent via John Joseph Adams | "The Balm and the Wound" through Robin Wasserman | "Heaven is a spot on Planet X" by means of Desirina Boskovich | "Break! holiday! Break!" through Charlie Jane Anders | "The Gods are usually not Chained" via Ken Liu | "Wedding Day" by way of Jake Kerr | "Removal Order" by means of Tananarive Due | "System Reset" through Tobias S. Buckell | "This Unkempt global is Falling to Pieces" by means of Jamie Ford | "BRING HER TO ME" through Ben H. Winters | "In the Air" via Hugh Howey | "Goodnight Moon" via Annie Bellet | "Dancing with demise within the Land of Nod" through Will McIntosh | "Houses with out Air" via Megan Arkenberg | "The 5th Day of Deer Camp" by way of Scott Sigler | "Enjoy the Moment" via Jack McDevitt | "Pretty quickly the 4 Horsemen are Going to return driving Through" by way of Nancy Kress | "Spores" by means of Seanan McGuire | "She's acquired a price tag to Ride" via Jonathan Maberry | "Agent Unknown" through David Wellington | "Enlightenment" via Matthew Mather | "Shooting the Apocalypse" through Paolo Bacigalupi | "Love Perverts" via Sarah Langan.
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