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The Last Man on Earth

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  170 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published June 12th 1982 by Fawcett (first published 1982)
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Andy Phillips
Oct 03, 2014 Andy Phillips rated it liked it
This is a quite varied selection of short stories based around the theme of being the last man alive. As with most collections, some are good, some less so.

"The Underdweller" by William F Nolan - A man living in the Los Angeles sewer system avoids the city's new inhabitants.
"Flight to Forever" by Poul Anderson - A quite long time travel story.
"Trouble With Ants" by Clifford D Simak - A world mostly populated by dogs and robots (!)
"The Coming of the Ice" by G Peyton Wertenbaker - A man undergoes
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Penny Ball
Mar 02, 2013 Penny Ball rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-100-times
My favorite short story collection! All end of the world stories by some really great writers.
I couldn't pick a favorite if you paid me, but I was telling someone quite recently about the first story in the book about a man who lives in the sewers in a world taken over by little monsters. All he is trying to do it get to the library to save important writings and books so they won't be lost to the survivors. In particular he was going for Grey's anatomy, etc. So the knowledge wouldn't be lost.
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Andrew
Jan 18, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing
I saw this book at Skagg's grocery store in College Station, TX. I had recently completed the Foundation trilogy, and was getting into reading science fiction. This was the first anthology of short stories and it hooked me on the short sci-fi! Not all the stories are classics; some are pretty bad, but I loved the format.
Aaron
Dec 04, 2012 Aaron rated it liked it
Shelves: apocalyptic
Decent anthology grouping of short stories that are similarly themed. 1982? wow. Anyway, none were really impactful to me, and I think for now I prefer some novels instead of an anthology like this.
Steve
LOng before teen Pseudo-SF came on the scene, there was this little gem.
A wonderful collection of short stories about my favorite topic, the decline and death of mankind. If you can find a used copy of this book, buy it, read it and be amazed.
Peterotd
Dec 08, 2010 Peterotd rated it liked it
A collection of short stories about, well, about the last man on earth. Some interesting stories, some suck. Not much a fan of short story collections.
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