Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

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Click for availability and more information Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams
 
Wastelands is an interesting collection of short stories imagining what life might be like after the end of the world as we know it (or "TEOTWAWKI" for all you survivalist mavens out there) across an assortment of doomsday scenarios. Nuclear war, plague, global warming, whatever. The assumption being that in any given scenario, human life may be expected to survive in some way, shape or form, given that there's almost always at least some small percentage that manages to beat the odds. And while it's interesting to imagine how our civilization might ultimately meet its demise, it is equally interesting to imagine what might come after us. These stories range in tone from realistic, to funny, to scary, to the truly bizarre, and odds are that you'll find at least one or two that strike a particular chord with you; two stand-outs for me were "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" and "The People of Sand and Slag".
-Will

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