Author(s): George R R Martin
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT...For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin's seminal "The Postman" to Hugh Howey's "Deep Blood Kettle" and Tananarive Due's prescient "Patient Zero," the end of the world continues to thrill. This companion volume to the critically acclaimed WASTELANDS offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, with works by: Ann Aguirre Megan Arkenberg Paolo Bacigalupi Christopher Barzak Lauren Beukes David Brin Orson Scott Card Junot Diaz Cory Doctorow Tananarive Due Toiya Kristen Finley Milo James Fowler Maria Dahvana Headley Hugh Howey Keffy R. M. Kehrli Jake Kerr Nancy Kress Joe R. Lansdale George R. R. Martin Jack McDevitt Seanan McGuire Maureen F. McHugh D. Thomas Minton Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling Ramsey Shehadeh Robert Silverberg Rachel Swirsky Genevieve Valentine James Van Pelt Christie Yant Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who's who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing. PRAISE FOR WASTELANDS "Everything that is best about the trope, from bleak, empty worlds to beacons of hope." Booklist "The best anthology of any kind I have read to date." Grasping for the Wind "A great collection that gets my highest recommendation." Bookgasm
"Wastelands 2 is riveting, and perfect for "on-the-go" fans of thought-provoking, masterfully crafted post-apocalyptic tales." - Comics Online "As a whole this collection is excellent and I would recommend it to any fan of the genre or short fiction in general. It is refreshing to see an undead-free take on the genre in a market that has been saturated with zombie-related fiction." - Nerdology 101 PRAISE FOR WASTELANDS "Everything that is best about the trope, from bleak, empty worlds to beacons of hope." "Booklist" "The best anthology of any kind I have read to date." Grasping for the Wind "A great collection that gets my highest recommendation." Bookgasm
John Joseph Adams is an American science fiction and fantasy editor and critic. His anthology "The Living Dead" was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and was named one of the "Best Books of the Year" by "Publishers Weekly." Barnes & Noble.com labeled Adams "The Reigning King of the Anthology World." He was a finalist for the 2011 Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor, Short Form, and his magazine "Lightspeed Magazine" was a finalist for Best Semiprozine.