After the End: Recent Apocalypses

After the End: Recent Apocalypses

Recent Apocalypses

by Margo LanaganNnedi Okorafor Carrie Vaughn and others

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/05/2013

 
From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarok to the
Revelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and any
number of fictional zombie Armageddons and the dystopic world of The Hunger
Games, we have always wondered what will happen after the world as we know
it ends. No matter what the doomsday scenario - cataclysmic climate
change, political chaos, societal collapse, nuclear war, pestilence, or so many
other dreaded variations - we inevitably believe that even though the
world perishes, some portion of humankind will live on. Such stories involve
death and disaster, but they are also tales of rebirth and survival. Grim or
triumphant, these outstanding, post-apocalyptic stories selected from the best
of those published in the tumultuous last decade allow us to consider what life
will be like after the end.
ISBN:
9781607013907
9781607013907
Category:
Science fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-05-2013
Publisher:
Prime Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
226x152x33mm
Weight:
0.41kg
Margo Lanagan

Margo Lanagan is an acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier's Award for Young Adult Fiction.

Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

Her novel Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was an Honor Book in the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.

Her novel Sea Hearts was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and won a WA Premiers Book Award, the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, The Norma K Hemming Award and the Barbara Jefferis Award, an Indie Award and an Aurealis Award among many other honours.

Zeroes, and its sequel Swarm, co-authored with Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti, were New York Times bestsellers.

Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to Nigerian parents of Igbo descent. Her novels include Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award).

Her work spans several genres and age ranges, as evidenced by her short story collection Kabu Kabu and science fiction novel Lagoon (finalist for Best Novel in the British Science Fiction Association Awards and the Red Tentacle Awards).

Her latest release, Binti, won both the Hugo Award for Best Novella and the Nebula Award for Best Novella. Nnedi is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York. She splits her time between Buffalo and Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Wired, and many others.

He has won the Locus and Sunburst Awards, and been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and British Science Fiction Awards. New York Times bestseller Little Brother was published in 2008.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the highly acclaimed The Drowned Cities and the New York Times bestselling Ship Breaker, which was also a Michael L. Printz Award winner and a National Book Award finalist.

He is also the author of The Windup Girl and Pump Six and Other Stories, and is a Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook, John W. Campbell Memorial, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award winner. He lives in western Colorado with his wife and son.

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