THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse is a gripping collection of twenty-one stories about the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it. Editor ROBERT SILVERBERG–one of science-fiction’s most beloved writers–handpicked each piece in the collection and includes an introduction to each story, detailing reasons for its selection and offering insight into its position in the history of apocalyptic literature. Included are little-known, brilliant tales by sci-fi legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense short works by sci-fi masters Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting works by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Karen Haber and Megan Arkenberg .A unique collection for longtime and new fans of speculative fiction, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES roars into the future wide-eyed and full speed ahead.
THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, Edited by Robert Silverberg ISBN: 978-1-941110-47-8 Trade Paperback; ISBN: 978-1-941110-48-5 ebook; 480 pages; $19.95 Publication date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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High Praise for THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES
“Twenty-one exceptional tales of Earth’s devastation and humans’ inventive, and often ironically self-destructive, ways of surviving . . . These stunning stories contemplate survival while questioning whether life is worth saving, and many have such rich ideas and settings that they could easily spark full-length novels.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“With its range of contributors, this is a much needed volume that will both satisfy the high demand for apocalyptic tales and remind readers of the actual breadth and depth of this literature of the end of the world.” —ALA Booklist, Starred Review
“The variety of ways in which these stories choose to end the world offers a great deal—nightmarish, funny, lonely, or hopeful—for the imagination. Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This collection is perfect for teen readers who have either exhausted the YA supply of apocalyptic tales or are beginning to outgrow them. This book will open their eyes to many “new to them” authors.” —RA For All: Horror