Famine. loss of life. conflict. Pestilence. those are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the tip of the area. In technology fiction, the tip is prompted by way 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 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 top IS NIGH specializes in lifestyles earlier than the apocalypse. the tip IS NOW turns its recognition to existence 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, good points all-new, never-before-published works via 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 set 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: creation through John Joseph Adams | "The Balm and the Wound" by way of Robin Wasserman | "Heaven is a spot on Planet X" via Desirina Boskovich | "Break! holiday! Break!" via Charlie Jane Anders | "The Gods are usually not Chained" via Ken Liu | "Wedding Day" via Jake Kerr | "Removal Order" by means of Tananarive Due | "System Reset" via 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" via Annie Bellet | "Dancing with demise within the Land of Nod" by means of Will McIntosh | "Houses with out Air" via Megan Arkenberg | "The 5th Day of Deer Camp" via Scott Sigler | "Enjoy the Moment" via Jack McDevitt | "Pretty quickly the 4 Horsemen are Going to return using Through" via Nancy Kress | "Spores" by way of Seanan McGuire | "She's bought a price ticket to Ride" by way of Jonathan Maberry | "Agent Unknown" by means of David Wellington | "Enlightenment" through Matthew Mather | "Shooting the Apocalypse" via Paolo Bacigalupi | "Love Perverts" via Sarah Langan.
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