My rating: 4 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 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, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Ken Liu, and many others.
Great short stories and most left me wanting to see the next chapter (so here's hoping all of these have continuations in the book two of the Apocalypse Triptych: The End is Now). Some of these are more haunting than others but all had me by the throat by the end and I don't yet want to look away. I was already very familiar with the writings of Robin Wasserman, Hugh Howey, Will McIntosh and Nancy Kress so the rest here were good exposure to new to me authors. Definitely recommended & I went right to the next book in the series.
Robin Wasserman The Balm & the Wound
Heaven is a Place on Planet X by Desirina Boskovich
Wedding Day by Jake Kerr
Removal Order by Tananarive Due
System Reset by Tobias S Buckell
BRING HER TO ME by Ben H Winters
In the Air by Hugh Howey
Goodnight Moon by Annie Bellet
Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod by Will McIntosh
Enjoy the Moment by Jack McDevitt
Pretty Soon the Four Horsemen are Going to Come Riding Through by Nancy Kress
Spores by Seanan McGuire (this one skeeved me but I can't look away)
Agent Unknown by David Wellington
The Fifth Day of Deer Camp by Scott Sigler