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Armageddon stories follow such plotlines as a small African country's Yuletide preparations, a phone company's direct-dial service to the world of the dead, and a war between Pharaoh's army and the Peoples of the Sea.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Baen Books
(first published April 1st 1998)
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I'm giving it three and a half stars. Some stories I really liked and others I didn't care as much for. All were professionally written and I imagine other readers might well like different stories than I did. This is something of a kitchen sink collection in regards to the overall tone. Although all feature some doomsday scenario, some are deadly series while others are tongue in cheek. I tend to prefer the more serious ones and am a hard sell for humor, but others might like those stories.
This an anthology of original stories, most of whom were most identified with Baen publishing. It's a little uneven in quality and unsure in theme; some introductory matter would have been beneficial. As the jacket proclaims, the world can end with a bang, a whimper, and a belly laugh.
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