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Famine. demise. warfare. Pestilence. those are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the tip of the area. In technology fiction, the tip is caused by way of much less figurative ability: nuclear holocaust, organic warfare/pandemic, ecological catastrophe, or cosmological cataclysm.

But prior to 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 via acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling writer Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a sequence of 3 anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. the tip IS NIGH specializes in lifestyles prior to the apocalypse. the tip IS NOW turns its consciousness to existence throughout the apocalypse. And the top HAS COME specializes in existence after the apocalypse.

Volume one of many Apocalypse Triptych, the top IS NIGH, beneficial properties 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, etc.
Post-apocalyptic fiction is set worlds that experience already burned. Apocalyptic fiction is set worlds which are burning. the top IS NIGH is ready the match.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: creation by way of John Joseph Adams | "The Balm and the Wound" through Robin Wasserman | "Heaven is a spot on Planet X" via Desirina Boskovich | "Break! holiday! Break!" by way of Charlie Jane Anders | "The Gods aren't Chained" by way of Ken Liu | "Wedding Day" by means of Jake Kerr | "Removal Order" via Tananarive Due | "System Reset" via Tobias S. Buckell | "This Unkempt global is Falling to Pieces" through Jamie Ford | "BRING HER TO ME" by means of Ben H. Winters | "In the Air" through Hugh Howey | "Goodnight Moon" by means of Annie Bellet | "Dancing with demise within the Land of Nod" through Will McIntosh | "Houses with out Air" through Megan Arkenberg | "The 5th Day of Deer Camp" by means of Scott Sigler | "Enjoy the Moment" by means of Jack McDevitt | "Pretty quickly the 4 Horsemen are Going to come back using Through" by way of Nancy Kress | "Spores" by means of Seanan McGuire | "She's acquired a price ticket to Ride" by means of Jonathan Maberry | "Agent Unknown" by means of David Wellington | "Enlightenment" by way of Matthew Mather | "Shooting the Apocalypse" by way of Paolo Bacigalupi | "Love Perverts" via Sarah Langan.

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