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John Joseph Adams—called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble.com—is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS: NEW ADVENTURES ON BARSOOM, ARMORED, LIGHTSPEED: YEAR ONE, BRAVE NEW WORLDS, WASTELANDS, THE LIVING DEAD, THE LIVING DEAD 2, BY BLOOD WE LIVE, FEDERATIONS, THE IMPROBABLE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, and THE WAY OF THE WIZARD. He is a two-time finalist for the Hugo Award and a three-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award. He is also the editor and publisher of LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE, and is the co-host of THE GEEK’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast. Find him online at www.johnjosephadams.com and on Twitter @johnjosephadams.


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Here’s the cover, cover copy, and table of contents for OPERATION ARCANA, an all-original anthology of military fantasy I edited for Baen. It’s forthcoming in March 2015, but you can pre-order it now.


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Cover art by Dominic Harman; cover design by Jason Gurley.


Operation Arcana



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In the realms of fantasy, the battlefield is where heroism comes alive, magic is unleashed, and legends are made and u...

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon — these are our guides through the Wastelands... From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse. Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction — including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King — Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders. Complete with introductions and an indispensable appendix of recommendations for further reading, Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre’s core. For more information, or to read interviews with the authors and six complete stories, visit http://www.johnjosephadams.com/wastelands
Seeds of Change (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Imagine the moment when the present ends and the future begins--when the world we knew is no more and a brave new world is thrust upon us. Gathering stories by nine of today's most incisive and imaginative minds, Seeds of Change confronts the pivotal issues facing our society: racism, global warming, peak oil, technological advancement, and political revolution. Many serve as a call to action. Will you be ready?
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Description: From White Zombie to Dawn of the Dead; from Resident Evil to World War Z, zombies have invaded popular culture, becoming the monsters that best express the fears and anxieties of the modern west. The ultimate consumers, zombies rise from the dead and feed upon the living, their teeming masses ever hungry, ever seeking to devour or convert, like mindless, faceless eating machines. Zombies have been depicted as mind-controlled minions, the shambling infected, the disintegrating dead, the ultimate lumpenproletariat, but in all cases, they reflect us, mere mortals afraid of death in a society on the verge of collapse. Gathering together the best zombie literature of the last three decades from many of today's most renowned authors of fantasy, speculative fiction, and horror, including Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Joe R. Lansdale, The Living Dead, covers the broad spectrum of zombie fiction. The zombies of The Living Dead range from Romero-style zombies to reanimated corpses to voodoo zombies and beyond.

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“Post-apocalyptic fiction is about worlds that have already burned. Apocalyptic fiction is about worlds that are burning.

The End is Nigh is about the match.”
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“You are so ridiculous,” said the lion. “Thinking that your thinking is worth thinking about.”
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“Those are stories, little one,” said the cobbler. “Stories are made up except when they’re not.”
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