Download E-books Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse PDF

By John Joseph Adams

Famine, loss of life, warfare, and Pestilence: The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon — those are our courses throughout the Wastelands... From the publication of Revelations to the line Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to the line, storytellers have lengthy imagined the top of the area, weaving stories of disaster, chaos, and calamity. collecting jointly the easiest post-apocalyptic literature of the final 20 years from lots of today’s most famed authors of speculative fiction, together with George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King, Wastelands explores the medical, mental, and philosophical questions of what it capacity to stay human within the wake of Armageddon.

Skyhorse Publishing, less than our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to submit a huge variety of titles for readers attracted to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time shuttle, not easy SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fable (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city fable, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each identify we post turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're dedicated to publishing caliber books from a various staff of authors.

Show description

Read or Download Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse PDF

Similar Anthology books

Year's Best SF 7

Once more, the year's most interesting flights of speculative mind's eye are accrued in a single amazing quantity, compiled by means of acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell. From the most popular visionaries of up to date SF -- in addition to new writers who're already making an indelible mark -- comes an all-new compendium of unprecedented stories of the prospective that would enthrall, astonish, terrify, and elate.

Future on Ice

A broadly assorted, immensely stress-free, and traditionally vital anthology, destiny On Ice is a show off for the most well liked tales by means of the good SF writers of the Eighties. entire with a preface, creation, and tale notes through Card hilself, listed below are early tales from eighteen exceptionally proficient authors who've seeing that shattered the face of technology fiction.

Horrors Unknown

Selection of horror tales, with preface and tale introductions by way of the editor. comprises: The satan of the Picuris (1921) by means of Edwin L. Sabin; The problem from past (Part 1 of five) (1935) by way of C. L. Moore; The problem from past (Part 2 of five) (1935) by way of A. Merritt; The problem from past (Part three of five) (1935) through H.


They've got the ability to carry you spellbound, to captivate your senses, and to maintain you perpetually of their keep watch over. without end enthralled. ..

#1 manhattan instances bestselling writer Lora Leigh returns to her sensual global of the Breeds. .. as one obdurate Breed meets her fit, and will not deny her mate—or the fierce wishes of her personal heart.

New York occasions bestselling writer Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan. .. and the harmful video game one girl performs whilst her family's curse dooms her to kill the fellow she loves.

New York occasions bestselling writer Meljean Brook can provide a brand new tale in her steampunk global of the Iron Seas. .. as a guy who's misplaced every thing returns domestic to discover that not just is his marriage in jeopardy, yet he needs to now struggle air pirates who intend to scouse borrow his one ultimate treasure—his wife.

And Lucy Monroe, nationwide bestselling writer of the kids of the Moon novels. .. unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf at the physique, brain, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.

Additional info for Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

Show sample text content

Thanks, Van. i am sorry. " "No sweat," he stated. "You desire a bathe, undesirable. No offense. " "None taken. " The Shopper's had a steel safeguard gate, however it have been torn clear of front home windows, which have been rudely smashed. Felix and Van squeezed during the hole and stepped into the dim drug-store. some of the screens have been knocked over, yet except that, it regarded okay. via the cash-registers, Felix noticed the racks of sweet bars on the similar quick that Van observed them, and so they moved quickly over and grabbed a handful every one, stuffing their faces. "You devour like pigs. " They either whirled on the sound of the woman's voice. She was once conserving a fire-axe that used to be approximately as giant as she used to be. She wore a lab-coat and comfy sneakers. "You take what you wish and pass, okay? No feel in there being any hassle. " Her chin was once pointy and her eyes have been sharp. She appeared to be in her forties. She regarded not anything like Kelly, which used to be reliable, simply because Felix felt like working and giving her a hug because it was once. someone else alive! "Are you a physician? " Felix stated. She used to be donning scrubs below the coat, he observed. "You going to move? " She brandished the awl. Felix held his palms up. "Seriously, are you a physician? A pharmacist? " "I was an RN, ten years in the past. i am in general a Web-designer. " "You're shitting me," Felix acknowledged. "Haven't you ever met a woman who knew approximately pcs? " "Actually, a chum of mine who runs Google's data-center is a woman. a girl, I suggest. " "You're shitting me," she acknowledged. "A lady ran Google's data-center? " "Runs," Felix acknowledged. "It's nonetheless on-line. " "NFW," she acknowledged. She enable the awl decrease. "Way. have you ever acquired any cortisone cream? i will inform you the tale. My name's Felix and this can be Van, who wishes any antihistamines you could spare. " "I can spare? Felix outdated friend, i've got adequate dope the following to final 100 years. This stuff's going to run out lengthy prior to it runs out. yet are you telling me that the net's nonetheless up? " "It's nonetheless up," he stated. "Kind of. that is what we have been doing all week. protecting it on-line. it could now not final for much longer, notwithstanding. " "No," she acknowledged. "I do not consider it'll. " She set the awl down. "Have you were given whatever to exchange? i do not want a lot, yet i have been attempting to retain my spirits up by means of buying and selling with the pals. it truly is like taking part in Civilization. " "You have friends? " "At least ten," she stated. "The humans within the eating place around the manner make a great soup, whether many of the veg is canned. They wiped clean me out of Sterno, even though. " "You've bought pals and also you exchange with them? " "Well, nominally. it might be lovely lonely with out them. i have treated no matter what sniffles i may. Set a bone—broken wrist. hear, do you need a few ask yourself Bread and peanut butter? i've got a ton of it. Your pal feels like he may perhaps use a meal. " "Yes please," Van acknowledged. "We have nothing to alternate, yet we are either devoted workaholics trying to research a alternate. may you utilize a few assistants? " "Not rather. " She spun her awl on its head. "But i would not brain a few corporation. " They ate the sandwiches after which a few soup.

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 16 votes