My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher: Broad Reach Publishing
Summary: 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 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 explores life after the apocalypse.
THE END IS NIGH is about the match. THE END HAS COME is about what will rise from the ashes. THE END IS NOW is about the conflagration.
Good followup to The End is Nigh. I most enjoyed the ones that were continuations of stories from book 1, even when they featured characters only spoken about in the first or completely new characters caught up in the same apocalyptic experience as those from the first. I was most connected to the story that kept with the same character from the first story (Herd Immunity by Tananarive Due, which may be my favorite). Recommended and I went right to the final in the series after this.
The Sixth Day of Deer Camp by Scott Sigler
Goodnight Stars by Annie Bellet
Fruiting Bodies by Seanan McGuire
Angels of the Apocalypse by Nancy Kress
Agent Isolated by David Wellington
Bring them Down by Ben H Winters
Penance by Jake Kerr
Dancing With Bat Girl in the Land of Nod by Will McIntosh
To Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood by Deserina Boskovich
In the Mountain by Hugh Howey
Dear John by Robin Wasserman