The End Is Nigh
John Joseph Adams Hugh Howey Jack McDevitt Charlie Jane Anders Jamie Ford Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Sarah Langan
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Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM By John Joseph Adams Hugh Howey Jack McDevitt Charlie Jane Anders Jamie Ford Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Sarah Langan

Famine Death War Pestilence These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means nuclear holocaust, biological warfare pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming During, there are heroes who fight agaFamine Death War Pestilence These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means nuclear holocaust, biological warfare pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming During, there are heroes who fight against it And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse THE END IS NIGH features all new, never before published works by Hugh Howey, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jamie Ford, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, and many others.
  • Title: The End Is Nigh
  • Author: John Joseph Adams Hugh Howey Jack McDevitt Charlie Jane Anders Jamie Ford Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Sarah Langan
  • ISBN: 9781495471179
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback

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Carol. Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Find this review (and others) at clsiewert.wordpress/2015/Oh apocalypse, how you fascinate us. There’s probably been doomsayers since the beginning of time, but it seems like you’ve really come into your own in the era of climate change, burgeoning population and widespread weaponry. The End is Nigh is the first book in a three-part series edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey (of Wool fame) is centered around the events leading up to apocalypse scenarios. I came at this series backward [...]
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Jenny (Reading Envy) Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Full disclosure - I got a review copy of this in audiobook form when John Joseph Adams contacted the review coordinator at SFFAudio, me! I snapped it up because I already own many of his anthologies and reading The Wastelands changed my reading life.Table of contents and audiobook narrator listings copied directly from John Joseph Adams' website. If you want more detailed summaries of each story, I found the review at Tangent very good, particularly because it is so hard to keep track of short s [...]
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Althea Ann Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
If you liked John Joseph Adams' 'Wastelands' anthology; then this one is a must. The stories range from good to excellent.This is an independently released anthology, but it's got the right names behind it and I'd expect it to succeed, because this is a fully professional, high-quality collection. **** The Balm and the Wound—Robin WassermanA cult leader is adept at providing platitudes and fleecing his flock. But after his young son is dropped off at his place; the leader, along with the rest [...]
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Steve Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
This is an excellent anthology with an interesting premise: it's the first of three planned anthologies, but with a twist. All the stories in this one (the first) are set in the time just before an apocalyptic event. The second anthology will be continuations of the first set of stories and will be set DURING the above-mentioned apocalyptic events, while the third anthology will be the end of the stories, set AFTER the events. So in effect, this is the first book in a trilogy of trilogies. Kudos [...]
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Carolyn F. Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Anthology. I'm going to reach each author's work in this triptych. Starting with Volume 1, then Volume 2 and lastly Volume 3. I'm hoping that each story will give an extension of the beginning story. 3.89 stars. Most of these stories were 4 or 5 stars. I woudl definitely recommend this book.1. The Balm and the Wound by Robin Wasserman. A con-man is right and his unknown young son ends up being just what his cult needed. Loved this story, which I didn't think I would because I thought it would ri [...]
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Kathy Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Some people may think what I have written are *spoilers*. Gave a very brief overview and my thoughts on the stories. This anthology is the best I have read. In any book with so many stories, some hit the mark, some don't. There is a little bit for everyone. I feel lucky that the first few stories I chose to read were really great. That is what kept me involved and reading "just one more" before putting it down for the night.Although I am still working my way through, I wanted to comment on certa [...]
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Bogdan Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
The ideea of this three volume Anthology is great, to have three storie connected and to report the things before, in, and after a special apocalyptic event, but the texts, unfortunately, aren`t on the same level.The first half was quite boring and I was very close to let it go.But, in the end, I could find some interesting texts, but, still, I don`t thing that it will be a powerful factor to convince me to try the second volume of the series.Dancing with the dead in the land of Nod, Will McInto [...]
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Kate Jonez Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Wonderful anthology and a great idea for a collection. While some stories were stronger than others, no story was a miss. Recommended for readers who enjoy apocalyptic fiction. I can't wait to read the next installment!
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Amber Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
I'm a huge fan of Adams' anthologies and of apocalyptic fiction, and I love the idea of this triptych that will show three different aspects of The End: before, during, and after. So, needless to say, I was very excited going in. However, I thought this one was kind of mediocre. I mean, I liked enough of the stories that I don't regret reading it and will probably read the next ones, but there were enough mediocre/crappy ones to make this first anthology as a whole rather underwhelming. Besides [...]
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Laura Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
this is a great collection of short pre-apocalyptic stories, and i love the concept of the triptych. there were a small number toward the end that didn't appeal to me personally, but i could easily see them appeal to others. overall this collection is well curated and the breadth of end-of-the-world topics is impressive. like, really impressive. these aren't really spoilers, but some plot lines are vaguely outlined within these individual reviews so if you don't want to know anything stop readin [...]
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Captain Doomsday Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Please note that this review is a modified version from my blog After The Last Day.The End Is Nigh is an anthology of short stories by some very talented writers, edited by anthology guru John Joseph Adams and independent author Hugh Howey (of Wool fame - which I'll hopefully get around to recommending one day). Here's the full list of writers :Robin Wasserman, Desirina Boskovich, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, Jake Kerr, Tananarive Due, Tobias S. Buckell, Jamie Ford, Ben H. Winters, Hugh Howey h [...]
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Geoffrey Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
The End is Nigh edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh HoweyPublished by Broad Reach Publishing, March, 2014I picked this book up as my March prime selection since I’ve read various collections edited by Adams in the past and I like Howey as an author. In the end, I’m glad I did.This is a collection of short stories about the apocalypse – about many different apocalypses – about just about every conceivable type of apocalypse out there. There are religious based ones, pandemics, asteroids, [...]
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Lea Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Uniformly wonderful anthology of stories dealing with the time shortly before the apocalypse. Each author tackles the subject with his or her own unique vision -- if you'd told me there would be so many different ways to envision the world ending, I'm not sure I would have believed you. Every single story is good, although some resonated with me more than others. "Wedding Day" by Jake Kerr is a favorite for personal reasons -- I'm married to the author. That in no way takes away from the praise [...]
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Michael Adams Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Creepy tale of a an ancient form of decay made pestilential by modern scientific means.
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David Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Uneven (as is common for collections.)I think I might have given it 5 stars if we weren't living in such a dark timeline right now. The ones that were about disease, war, and general uprising by the masses were a little on the nose to be truly enjoyable.The creeping moss and astroids were good fun though.Probably will tune in to the next one toobut not for a while.
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Traci Loudin Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
I haven't read the other two (The End is Now or The End Has Come) yet, but I'm willing to bet this is the most depressing of the three. That's because each story ends just before the apocalypse truly starts. You can see that someone's struck a match while standing in gasoline but you don't know if they survive it, or if they do, what horrors await. I think leaving it up to my imagination might be worse in many cases. I'll be interested to see if the other anthologies pick up right where these st [...]
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Bryan Alexander Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Why does the end of the world appeal to us so strongly? It may be the sheer aesthetic jolt of wiping away civilization, or the schadenfreude of witnessing the suffering and defeat of those you despise (cf Tertullian). There's a Robinson Crusoe adventure aspect, too, where we envision how we'd fare in extreme circumstances. And the politics of seeing a hated order collapse.The The End Is Nigh anthology takes us up to that spectacular point, then pauses. Stories begin in our world or a related one [...]
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Timothy Pecoraro Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Just didn't hold my interest, can't remember when I stopped reading this but it was quite a while ago. It makes a great start but doesn't deliver, at least it didn't for me.
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Aaron Bellamy Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
As far as collections go, the End is Nigh is one of the better non-best-of-year ones that I’ve read. The stories are consistently good, with no outright fails, and many that stand out as exceptional. Conceptually, the Apocalypse Triptych, of which the End is Nigh is volume one, is ingenious. I especially liked the promise that several of the authors would have stories in the other two volumes, detailing the ‘during’ and ‘after’ timelines. However, this backfired somewhat… though not [...]
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Emily Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Wow! This was a great idea for an anthology. I love reading short stories, but with the best of them, there's always that moment where you ask, "But then what?" Here there's some hope of an answer as several of the contributors agreed to write two more related stories, so the books are pre-apocalypse, mid-apocalypse, and post-apocalypse. I'd already read short stories from most of the writers having read several of John Joseph Adams' other anthologies, and I was pleased with the overall quality [...]
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BigJohn Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
The End is Nigh is the first of what is called The Apocalypse Triptych - three anthologies that each cover three apocalyptic points in time - before, during, and after "the apocalypse" that affects the world as we know it. Some of these apocalypses (?) are modern-day; some are in the future. Thankfully, the stories tend away from zombie and robot, but there are definitely technology and medical apocalypses (is that a word?) that are portrayed.The genius of this anthological series is that the ed [...]
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Charles Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
This is a neat little set of apocalypse stories. While I haven’t read the two subsequent books, my understanding is that most of these stories are continued in the later books, but they are also stand-alone stories, about the time and moments right before the end (or effective end) of the world. Some are clever, some are a bit obvious, but most are worth reading.My only caveat is that several of the stories suffer from the usual major defect of modern science fiction, since 1990 or so—monoli [...]
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Michelle Morrell Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
This set of short stories makes up the first book in a planned trilogy called the Apocalypse Triptych, with the premise that most the authors of the stories in this installment, right before an apocalypse, will continue on with their stories in the second (during) and third (after). I think the idea is clever and most the stories are quite strong enough to deserve the treatment. While there are the general apocalypii of asteroids and plagues, zombies and climate change, there is always a fresh a [...]
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Andrea McDowell Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Overall it was good. The story about the self-cannibals I could have done without, but most of them were solid and a few stories were outstanding. Paolo B. was the only one who, to my mind, tackled the kind of apocalypse we're actually likely to face (climate change/permadrought). Most of the others were takes on old standards like asteroids, aliens, artificial intelligence and germs; one or two were more original (the mould one--eww). But this detracted from the stories for me: the world is alr [...]
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Jeff Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
This is the first collection in The Apocalypse Triptych, which will consist of stories set before, during, and after the apocalypse with the same writers contributing a story in all three volumes. I liked John Joseph Adams' prior Wastelands anthology, and he added Hugh Howey of Wool fame as an editor for these three collections. I was surprised how many of the authors I was familiar with from novels I've read or short stories I've heard on fiction podcasts. A couple of the stories toward the end [...]
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I'm Booked Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
4.5 starsI enjoyed almost every single story in this collection and I am very much looking forward to the continuation of these stories in the next anthology.The End is Nigh introduced me to several authors whom I was previously unaware of and I will definitely be checking out in the near future; I actually picked up The Last Policeman and read it in one sitting after I finished BRING HER TO ME.If you are a fan of apocalyptic fiction then I highly recommend this collection. If you aren't but app [...]
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Frank Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Wow! This is one of the first anthologies I can remember where every story was a solid read. Usually, I find that anthologies sell copies based on a few high-list authors and the rest of the book is filled with runner-up material that is of lower (sometimes _much lower_) quality.The anthology has an additional interesting point; it's the first of three collections. This collection focuses on the setup of the apocalypse (i.e. the beginning/source) and the following two focus on the event itself a [...]
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Emma Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
I pinched this book from JD's to-read shelf because I'd run out of books for the first time in years. I'm glad I did because although it's not the kind of book I usually read I really enjoyed it. The stories are very different in style and plot but with a joint theme about the end of the world. Short stories are great!
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Leah Polcar Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
Must say, I expected a bit more out of this anthology given Adams was editing. This is no The Living Dead. While there are some inspired choices for contributors -- for example, Ben Winters -- none of the stories stuck out as special. Two mehs up.
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Mandie Kok Apr 26, 2019 - 14:13 PM
An excellent anthology of apocalyptic stories. I particularly enjoyed the stories in which humans are wiped out by something small and unexpected, be it a type of mold or prions. Recommended for readers who enjoy reading about the many ways in which our world could end.
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The End Is Nigh By John Joseph Adams Hugh Howey Jack McDevitt Charlie Jane Anders Jamie Ford Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Sarah Langan Famine Death War Pestilence These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means nuclear holocaust, biological warfare pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming During, there are heroes who fight agaFamine Death War Pestilence These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means nuclear holocaust, biological warfare pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming During, there are heroes who fight against it And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse And THE END HAS COME focuses on life after the apocalypse THE END IS NIGH features all new, never before published works by Hugh Howey, Paolo Bacigalupi, Jamie Ford, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, and many others.

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