Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalipse
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalipse

Edition:
ISBN: 9781597801058
Year of publication: 2008

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalipse


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

Genre:
Postapokalipsis


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Annotation:
WASTELANDS STORIES OF THE APOCALYPSE Edited by John Joseph Adams Introduction by John Joseph Adams Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are said to be the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse — Armageddon, The End of The World. In science fiction, the end of the world is usually triggered by more specific means: nuclear warfare, biological disaster (or warfare), ecological/geological disaster, or cosmological disaster. But in the wake of any great cataclysm, there are survivors — and post-apocalyptic science fiction speculates what life would be like for them. The first significant post-apocalyptic work is The Last Man (1826), by the mother of science fiction — Frankenstein author Mary Shelley — so the sub-genre is in essence as old as science fiction itself. Although its origins are firmly rooted in science fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction has always been able to escape traditional genre boundaries. Several classic novels of the genre, such as...

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