Famine. dying. warfare. Pestilence. those are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the tip of the realm. In technology fiction, the tip is caused through much less figurative capability: nuclear holocaust, organic warfare/pandemic, ecological catastrophe, or cosmological cataclysm.
But ahead of any disaster, there are those who 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 way 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 existence earlier than the apocalypse. the tip IS NOW turns its awareness to existence through the apocalypse. And the top HAS COME makes a speciality of lifestyles after the apocalypse.
Volume one of many Apocalypse Triptych, the tip IS NIGH, gains 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 ready the match.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: advent by means of John Joseph Adams | "The Balm and the Wound" via Robin Wasserman | "Heaven is a spot on Planet X" by way of Desirina Boskovich | "Break! holiday! Break!" through Charlie Jane Anders | "The Gods aren't Chained" by means of Ken Liu | "Wedding Day" by way of Jake Kerr | "Removal Order" through Tananarive Due | "System Reset" via Tobias S. Buckell | "This Unkempt global is Falling to Pieces" by means of Jamie Ford | "BRING HER TO ME" by means of Ben H. Winters | "In the Air" by means of Hugh Howey | "Goodnight Moon" through Annie Bellet | "Dancing with loss of life within the Land of Nod" by way of Will McIntosh | "Houses with out Air" by way of Megan Arkenberg | "The 5th Day of Deer Camp" via Scott Sigler | "Enjoy the Moment" by means of Jack McDevitt | "Pretty quickly the 4 Horsemen are Going to return using Through" through Nancy Kress | "Spores" through Seanan McGuire | "She's received a price ticket to Ride" via Jonathan Maberry | "Agent Unknown" by way of David Wellington | "Enlightenment" by way of Matthew Mather | "Shooting the Apocalypse" through Paolo Bacigalupi | "Love Perverts" via Sarah Langan.
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