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John Joseph Adams

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John Joseph Adams is the series editor of BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as ROBOT UPRISINGS, DEAD MAN'S HAND, BRAVE NEW WORLDS,WASTELANDS, and THE LIVING DEAD. Recent and forthcoming books include WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?, OPERATION ARCANA, PRESS START TO PLAY, LOOSED UPON THE WORLD, and THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH (consisting of THE END IS NIGH, THE END IS NOW, and THE END HAS COME). Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been nominated nine times), is a seven-time World Fantasy Award finalist, and served as a judge for the 2015 National Book Award. John is also the editor and ...more

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NEWS: APOCALYPSE SEVEN by Gene Doucette Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the deal memo that just ran on Publishers Marketplace:


Gene Doucette’s APOCALYPSE SEVEN, about seven strangers who have woken up to a world without power or people who will have to learn how to survive long enough to figure out how they managed to sleep

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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
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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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NEWS: APOCALYPSE SEVEN by Gene Doucette Acquired for John Joseph Adams Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

In my role as editor of John Joseph Adams Books for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’m please to announce a new acquisition for the imprint. Here’s the de Read more of this blog post »
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“They almost killed me.” “I guess they didn’t.”
John Joseph Adams, Wastelands 2 - More Stories of the Apocalypse

“They say you can’t remember pain—the fact of it, yes, but the truth of it, the physical texture of agony? Gone and forgotten. Which makes it easy to forget that pain hurts, that the wounded life isn’t always worth living.”
John Joseph Adams, The End is Nigh

“It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized.”
John Joseph Adams, The End is Now

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams
2007, 33 pages, AR 3.78
$6.65 Kindle, cheap used paperback

 
  8 votes, 53.3%

Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman (Short Fictions and Illusions)
$4.99 Kindle, cheap used paperback
2005, 339 pages, Average GR rating 4.05

 
  3 votes, 20.0%

Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi
2008, 239 pages, AR 4.04
Kindle $9.99, cheap used paperback

 
  3 votes, 20.0%

After the Apocalypse by Maureen F. McHugh
2011, 182 pages, AR 3.62
$7.99 Kindle, cheap used paperback

 
  1 vote, 6.7%

Prep For Doom by E.R. Arroyo
2015, 390 pages, AR 4.66
$3.99 Kindle, $15 paper

 
  0 votes, 0.0%


Unexpected Tales from the Ends of the Earth by Alexandar Tomov
23012, 298 pages, AR 4.38
$6.00 Kindle, no print

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Bangs & Whimpers: Stories about the End of the World by James Frenkel
1999, 192 pages, AR 4.16
$2.99 Kindle, $7.77 paperback

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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