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Обложка книги Wastelands 2 Wastelands 2

 Автор: Martin George R R, Silverberg Robert, Lansdale Joe R, Doctorow Cory, Card Orson Scott, Sterling Bruce, Barzak Christopher, Valentine Genevieve, Swirsky Rachel, Brin David, McHugh Maureen F, Kress Nancy, McGuire Seanan, McDevitt Jack, Adams John Joseph, Due Tananarive, Bacigalupi Paolo, Rucker Rudy, Aguirre Ann, íaz Junot, Beukes Lauren, Van Pelt James, Howey Hugh, Kerr Jake, Arkenberg Megan, Finley Toiya Kristen, Fowler Milo James, Headley Maria Dahvana, Kehrli Keffy R M, Minton D Thomas, Shehadeh Ramsey, Yant Christie


IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT…

For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin’s seminal “The Postman” to Hugh Howey’s “Deep Blood Kettle” and Tananarive Due’s prescient “Patient Zero,” the end of the world continues to thrill.

This companion volume to the critically acclaimed WASTELANDS offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, with works by:

Ann Aguirre

Megan Arkenberg

Paolo Bacigalupi

Christopher Barzak

Lauren Beukes

David Brin

Orson Scott Card

Junot Díaz

Cory Doctorow

Tananarive Due

Toiya Kristen Finley

Milo James Fowler

Maria Dahvana Headley

Hugh Howey

Keffy R. M. Kehrli

Jake Kerr

Nancy Kress

Joe R. Lansdale

George R. R. Martin

Jack McDevitt

Seanan McGuire

Maureen F. McHugh

D. Thomas Minton

Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling

Ramsey Shehadeh

Robert Silverberg

Rachel Swirsky

Genevieve Valentine

James Van Pelt

Christie Yant

Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who’s who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.

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Обложка книги Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalipse Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalipse

 Автор: Martin George R R, Lethem Jonathan, King Stephen, Doctorow Cory, Card Orson Scott, Langan John, Bear Elizabeth, Buckell Tobias S, Kress Nancy, Kadrey Richard, Adams John Joseph, Bacigalupi Paolo, Oltion Jerry, Rickert M, Bailey Dale, Emshwiller Carol, Butler Octavia C, Wolf Gene, McDevitt Jack S, Van Pelt James, Barrett, Jr Neal, Grigg David


Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon — these are our guides through the Wastelands…

From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.

Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction — including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King — Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders.

Complete with introductions and an indispensable appendix of recommendations for further reading, Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre’s core.

John Joseph Adams is the assistant editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and a freelance writer. His website is www.johnjosephadams.com.

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is available now. Look for it wherever books are sold, or order online from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powell’s Books, or directly from the publisher, Night Shade Books.

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Обложка книги Wastelands: The New Apocalypse Wastelands: The New Apocalypse

 Автор: McHugh Maureen F, Roth Veronica, Maberry Jonathan, Bear Elizabeth, Valente Catherynne M, Buckell Tobias S, McGuire Seanan, Kadrey Richard, Vaughn Carrie, Adams John Joseph, Due Tananarive, Bacigalupi Paolo, Tolbert Jeremiah, Castro Adam-Troy, Bailey Dale, Sigler Scott, Liu Ken, Anders Charlie Jane, Howey Hugh, Bigelow Susan Jane, Elison Meg, Osborne Emma, Machado Carmen Maria, Shawl Nisi, Samatar Sofia, van Eekhout Greg, Skillingstead Jack, Allen Violet, Wagner Wendy N, Mudie Timothy, Little Badger Darcie, Kornher-Stace Nicole, Duyvis Corinne, Garcia Kami, Garrity Shaenon K


The new post-apocalyptic collection by master anthologist John Joseph Adams, featuring never-before-published stories and curated reprints by some of the genre’s most popular and critically-acclaimed authors.

In WASTELANDS: THE NEW APOCALYPSE, veteran anthology editor John Joseph Adams is once again our guide through the wastelands using his genre and editorial expertise to curate his finest collection of post-apocalyptic short fiction yet. Whether the end comes via nuclear war, pandemic, climate change, or cosmological disaster, these stories explore the extraordinary trials and tribulations of those who survive.

Featuring never-before-published tales by: Veronica Roth, Hugh Howey, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Richard Kadrey, Scott Sigler, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias S. Buckell, Meg Elison, Greg van Eekhout, Wendy N. Wagner, Jeremiah Tolbert, and Violet Allen—plus, recent reprints by: Carmen Maria Machado, Carrie Vaughn, Ken Liu, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kami Garcia, Charlie Jane Anders, Catherynne M. Valente, Jack Skillingstead, Sofia Samatar, Maureen F. McHugh, Nisi Shawl, Adam-Troy Castro, Dale Bailey, Susan Jane Bigelow, Corinne Duyvis, Shaenon K. Garrity, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Darcie Little Badger, Timothy Mudie, and Emma Osborne.

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Обложка книги What Tomorrow Brings What Tomorrow Brings

 Автор: Druga Jacqueline


In the midst of a bitter family feud, the much divided Rolland family is thrown together when news of their father’s untimely passing places them on a red-eye flight from Seattle to Washington D.C. Although, they are physically close in the tight space of the aircraft, Rege, Mark and Kit are at their farthest distance apart emotionally.

Until the unthinkable happens.

Two hours into the flight, missiles streak across the star-filled sky, the detonation of a nuclear warhead causes the plane to make a forced landing.

A family torn apart are now together living the inconceivable. Circumstances outside of their shelter are dire and the future far from certain.

America is devastated and crippled by the nuclear attacks. Rege, Mark and Kit must chart out their path deciding what to do and where to go. What is right? What is wrong? Not only for the Rolland Family, but for everyone, survival is the top priority. Each day is a fight against the odds for water and food, while holding on to every ounce of hope they can live long enough to see tomorrow.

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Обложка книги Whistlers Whistlers

 Автор: OBrien John, Tufo Mark

 Серия: A Shrouded World


What happens when two worlds collide?

Jack Walker and Michael Talbot come from two worlds; the same, yet different. They both find themselves transported into an alien one, where things aren’t as they seem. While it appears similar to the ones they come from, there are some terrifying differences. Is it a dream? Or has reality been somehow warped?

Jack comes from a world filled with nocturnal creatures that were once human, but now seek to destroy the last vestiges of humanity. Mike, living under a constant threat from hordes of the undead, arrives with a companion, John the Tripper. Ripped away from their family members and thrown into the unknown, they find that the nightmares from their worlds have preceded them. Survival becomes moment to moment as they encounter old dangers, and new.

Each wants nothing more than to be reunited with their loved ones. With dangers lurking around every corner, they seek to unravel the mystery that brought them. It may be a long road ahead, but they begin by taking the first step, hoping the next one will be the one that takes them home.

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Обложка книги White Out White Out

 Автор: Dimbleby Eric


An apocalyptic snowstorm sweeps the globe. Experts predict this freak storm will be “The New Ice Age.” Electricity is gone, as are all forms of communication and road travel. As each member of a divided family tries to survive in their own way, they must deal with a snow-driven madness that has gripped the underlying evil in the hearts of men. In an epic struggle to get home and reunite, they will find that terror lies around every snow drift… and even in their very own backyard.

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Обложка книги WICK WICK

 Автор: Bunker Michael, Awalt Chris


…The EMP was just a first blow, opening the door for further strikes that will finish the job throughout the rest of the country. I am speculating, of course, but from our figures and the readings we gathered back at the base, I’d say the warhead was detonated high over eastern Ohio. We’d be totally guessing if we tried to declare a yield, but I’d say that more than 95% of the electronics, computer, and technological infrastructure on the eastern seaboard — from Maine to most of Florida, and from the Atlantic to as far as Nebraska, will have been fried. There are probably fires burning out of control in every major city in that area, and the fires will get worse as time goes on because there’ll be no water to dowse them. The trucks that put out fires won’t work, and the communications that control emergency response is now gone, and probably forever. The damage done will make the work of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow look like child’s play…

* * *

This is the complete WICK Omnibus Edition, and includes the completely re-edited and expanded text of Michael Bunker’s four WICK series books.

“…beautiful and haunting…”

“…Tolstoyan, and beautiful…”

“…positively anarchic…”

“Michael Bunker goes way beyond writing a popular thriller: he clearly has a literary agenda, making the W1CK series so rich and so deep you could analyse each and every page and write a whole book about it. I guess you’d have to call it W1CK1P3D1A.”

~ Max Zaoui, Everyone’s a Critic Reviews

In WICK 1 …a man walked out of New York City after Hurricane Sandy and fell off the edge of the earth…

In WICK 2: Charm School …a mysterious town explodes in violence and America is dealt a deadly blow…

In WICK 3: Exodus …the world is without power. You are on foot and have no home. Any stranger you meet may kill you… and normal is never coming back.

In WICK 4: One Word of Truth …Weeks after the world has been crippled by massive EMP attacks, nuclear weapons are used on major cities, and survivors grapple with a changed world that may never be the same again.

In this much anticipated WICK Omnibus Edition, Michael Bunker’s completed WICK series is finally bound into one earth-shattering novel.

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Обложка книги Wolf and Iron Wolf and Iron

 Автор: Dickson Gordon Rupert


The U.S. has been devastated by worldwide financial collapse. Civilization as readers know it has disappeared. Marauding bands are terrorizing the countryside, killing and looting. Jeremy Bellamy Walthers’ goal is to cross 2,000 miles of ravaged countryside to reach the security of his brother’s Montana ranch. En route he befriends a wolf who becomes a partner and companion via verbal and nonverbal communication. The story deals with Jeremy’s interaction with the wolf and the other human survivors of the economic collapse. Dickson has created another superior novel; it’s colorful, well written, and peopled with well-developed, multidimensional characters. The wolf is especially fascinating. YAs who have cut their teeth on such works as George’s Julie of the Wolves (Harper, 1972) or Mowatt’s Never Cry Wolf (Little, 1963) will enjoy this survival story in sci/fi clothing.

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Обложка книги Work. Rest. Repeat. Work. Rest. Repeat.

 Автор: Tayell Frank


Work. Rest. Repeat. That is all the last remnant of humanity knows. The survivors of the war that made the Earth uninhabitable took shelter within towered cities. Sixty years later, their descendants have nearly completed the colony ships that will allow them to leave the ruined planet. A day before an election to choose who will lead the exodus, two workers are murdered. The killer must be caught. The ships must be launched. Above all, production must come first. (54,000 words)

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Обложка книги World Next Door (A Short Story) World Next Door (A Short Story)

 Автор: Ferguson Brad


This is a short story published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in September 1987. World Next Door: A Novel published in 1990.

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