Wastelands 2 - More Stories of the Apocalypse (Paperback)John Joseph Adams (editor)
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Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 203 x 131 x 28 mm
"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
"Fantastic collections of end-of-the-world short fiction that fans of the genre will surely enjoy" - VG Blogger
This harrowing reprint anthology of 22 apocalyptic tales reflects the stresses of contemporary international politics [...] All depict unsettling societal, physical and psychological adaptations their authors postulate as necessary for survival after the end of the world. [...] the volume's common denominator is hubris: that tragic human proclivity for placing oneself at the center of the universe, and each story uniquely traces the results. Some highlight human hope, even optimism [others] treat identity by exploring mutation. [Several] gauge the height of human striving, while others [...] plumb the depths of human prejudice, jealousy and fear [and some] will break your heart.
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
My favorite anthology of all time--packed with masterworks.
--Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble
Hopeful rather than despairing [...] relevant to the uncertain times in which we live [the stories] display a full understanding of the worries and real problems that might eventually threaten civilization as we know it.
--Jeff VanderMeer, Realms of Fantasy
A first-rate anthology that quite convincingly represents the more recent SFnal view of the apocalypse.
I can't help but give this collection the highest recommendation. I think this will be a cornerstone for most reader's shelves.
Editor Adams provides a bit of everything that is best about the trope, from bleak, empty worlds to beacons of hope in an otherwise awful situation. [...] A well-chosen selection of well-crafted stories, offering something to please nearly every post-apocalyptic palate.
A classic [...] perfect for those moments when we want to take a trip to the end of the world.
Few books have had the impact on me that Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse did. [...] A great collection that gets my highest recommendation.
Wastelands is an exceptional anthology. In scope and vision it can only be compared to Harlan Ellison's Dangerous Visions. [...] I highly recommend this anthology for anyone who enjoys reading anything. [...] Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is the best anthology of any kind I have read to date.
--Grasping for the Wind
Wastelands is a fine anthology: an educational introduction to the subgenre and a well-chosen jog of the memory for the more experienced connoisseur of calamity.
A wide-variety of post-apocalyptic scenarios from some of the field's most prolific authors [...] a must-have volume for fans of the this subgenre of science fiction.
--Stainless Steel Droppings
A great selection of end-of-the-world stories.