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John Joseph Adams , Hugh Howey , Jamie Ford , Paolo Bacigalupi , Seanan McGuire , Sarah Langan , Nancy Kress , Jonathan Maberry , Tananarive Due , Scott Sigler
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Book Description

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories.

Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse. THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse.

THE END IS NIGH features all-new, never-before-published works by Hugh Howey, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jamie Ford, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, and many others.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction by John Joseph Adams | “The Balm and the Wound” by Robin Wasserman | “Heaven is a Place on Planet X” by Desirina Boskovich | “Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders | “The Gods Will Not Be Chained” by Ken Liu | “Wedding Day” by Jake Kerr | “Removal Order” by Tananarive Due | “System Reset” by Tobias S. Buckell | “This Unkempt World is Falling to Pieces” by Jamie Ford | “BRING HER TO ME” by Ben H. Winters | “In the Air” by Hugh Howey | “Goodnight Moon” by Annie Bellet | “Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod” by Will McIntosh | “Houses Without Air” by Megan Arkenberg | “The Fifth Day of Deer Camp” by Scott Sigler | “Enjoy the Moment” by Jack McDevitt | “Pretty Soon the Four Horsemen are Going to Come Riding Through” by Nancy Kress | “Spores” by Seanan McGuire | “She’s Got a Ticket to Ride” by Jonathan Maberry | “Agent Unknown” by David Wellington | “Enlightenment” by Matthew Mather | “Shooting the Apocalypse” by Paolo Bacigalupi | “Love Perverts” by Sarah Langan.


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"Adams and Howey are a two-man tour-de-force of post-apocalyptic lit. ... Ultimately, the best thing about The End Is Nigh is how elegantly it balances on the thin line between beauty and devastation. There's no story in the book that didn't break my heart at least a little, and there's none of the twenty-two that hasn't stuck with me, hard. When the end is coming and the wolves are at the door, you hold tight to whatever's at hand." --Wired

"Some of these stories will make it onto the award ballots and into the year's best anthologies, and deservedly so. The anthology as a whole will probably be up for best anthology on some ballots, too." --Black Gate
 
"I've never read an entire anthology through from cover to cover. Until now. John Joseph Adams has done something grand, putting these stories together. The quality of contributors is amazing and the works themselves complement each other nicely. [...] Every single one is well-written and thought provoking, which is exactly the way apocalyptic fiction should be. Nearly all of them break your heart at some point, in ways that you just don't see coming." --After the Last Day

Book Description

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild. THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories.

Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse. THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse.

THE END IS NIGH features all-new, never-before-published works by Hugh Howey, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jamie Ford, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, and many others.


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  • File Size: 782 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1495471179
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing (March 1, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IAT49JQ
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read March 1, 2014
By Tom M
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This collection of stories is one of the best anthologies that I've ever read and the idea of stringing three books together into a triptych is brilliant. This book is the first in a set of three book dealing with the apocalypse, this one containing stories specifically leading up to the end and the next two with stories taking place during and after. Every story in this collection brought me to a new view of the upcoming end to the world. Even though a few of the stories have a similar method of ending the world, every story was pleasantly unique. The real greatness of every story in this collection comes from the people in the stories and how they react to their unique situation. Every story left me wanting to know what happened next. Fortunately, many of the authors are doing continuations of their stories in the subsequent books. I'm hesitant to share anything specific about the stories for fear of spoiling anything. The joy of reading this book is, starting a story knowing the world is going to end for the people you are reading about,but not knowing how it will happen or what they will do.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best anthologies March 7, 2014
By kczar
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Some people may think what I have written have some *spoilers*. Gave a very brief overview and my thoughts on the stories.

This anthology is the best I have read. In any book with so many stories, some hit the mark, some don't. There is a little bit for everyone. I feel lucky that the first few stories I chose to read were really great. That is what kept me involved and reading "just one more" before putting it down for the night.

I wanted to comment on a few of the stories.

Goodnight Moon by Annie Bellet is my favorite. A tear jerker about astronauts on the moon and an impending asteroid and life and death decisions. Beautifully written.

Spores by Seanan McGuire was really great. Creepy good and it has to do with mold!

She's Got a Ticket To Ride by Jonathan Mayberry. At first I was thinking how similar it was to Hale-Bopp Heaven's Gate. But after that was mentioned in the story, it went beyond that idea and will have you re-thinking what a "cult" really is. I enjoyed it very much.

In The Air by Hugh Howey. Let me just say this: If only Shift was this compact and short...

Shooting The Apocalypse by Paolo Bacigalupi. I was really looking forward to this one and maybe I will re-visit it but I was not interested in this one.

Dancing With Death in the Land of the Nod by Will McIntosh and Wedding Day by Jake Kerr are very different types of stories but both have an ironic twist that make these two really special. Dancing With Death involves an incurable disease that puts its victims into a paralysis but they can still think clearly. One of the main characters in the story is a caretaker for his father who has Alzheimer's. The irony is when the main character thanks good "family genes".
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every story is great. March 25, 2014
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I have never written a review before, but I feel that I have to for The End is Nigh. I loved every story in this collection. They are well written, well edited, interesting, disturbing and entertaining. Seanan McGuire's story scarred me for life. I have to keep this review short as I am busy stocking up on supplies.....
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Each story is fantastic, with well-thought out variations on TEOTWAWKI. You get prions, GMO, nanotechnology, asteroids, and even mutations -a little something for everyone. I read the entire collection in about two hours because I simply couldn't put it down. My only complaint is the agonizing wait for the next part of the triptych!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of varied takes on the End March 3, 2014
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The best thing about this collection is the variety. There are heart-breaking stories that about made me weep while wrapping the story up pretty neatly, and others that simply left me wanting to continue reading the story. Robot uprisings, maniacs blowing up everything (damn them all to Hell!), the grey goo having its way, and zombie plagues breaking out. Just terrific stuff!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New stories!! March 4, 2014
By Sddgm
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This is what an anthology should be. Great writing, great stories. This book will not disappoint. Hopefully 2 and 3 will be out soon, but this works as a stand alone as well.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Anthology March 25, 2014
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I loved most of the stories and can'y wait for the sequels! The stories are set in a large number of scenarios and the only thing in common is its the Beginning of the End (except for no Giant Grasshoppers.)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great anthology (unusual for scifi) March 30, 2014
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Great anthology. I read every story, which is unusual for me. Also helped me find some good authors I had not known about.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful collection! I loved each story.
Published 8 days ago by tom james
1.0 out of 5 stars it was that bad.
a few stories were ok, but most were very badly written - I wish I hadn't of paid money for this - I actually threw the book in the trash, it was that bad.
Published 15 days ago by John Daley III
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of great stories, a few really bad ones
Lots of great stories, a few really bad ones. The ones that I didn't like were:

“Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders
I couldn't even finish this one. Read more
Published 16 days ago by T. Geer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Thanks
Published 24 days ago by Arionis
5.0 out of 5 stars 👍👍👍👍
Really like it. Can't wait to read the other 2 books from this series. Starting #2 right now. M Cruz
Published 1 month ago by M. Cruz
4.0 out of 5 stars Most of these stories were fairly entertaining. Enough so ...
Most of these stories were fairly entertaining. Enough so to compel me to purchase the follow-up anthology, "The End is Here."
Published 1 month ago by PDX Thomas
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not bad, but nothing special, and to be honest, short stories with no clear endings are not my things.
Published 1 month ago by Frank
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept
Wrote a review on book two which carriers on the story lines in this book. Most of the read I found interesting and those that I did not in many cases I found far more interesting... Read more
Published 1 month ago by OJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good apocalypse anthologies -can't wait to read the continuation of some of the stories - great idea!
Published 2 months ago by Satisfied customer
5.0 out of 5 stars thrilling, exciting and absolutely recommended
When I finish this one I will need to get some sleep. But hey, I think it won't be long until I move on to the sequel. Really good reading.
Published 2 months ago by yatzy75
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