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TOC: ‘After the End: Recent Apocalypses’ Edited by Paula Guran

Prime Books has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology After the End: Recent Apocalypses edited by Paula Guran:

Here’s the book description:

From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarök to the Revelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, any number of fictional zombie Armageddons, and the dystopic world of The Hunger Games, we have always wondered what will happen after the world as we know it ends. No matter what the doomsday scenario—cataclysmic climate change, political chaos, societal collapse, nuclear war, pestilence, or so many other dreaded variations—we inevitably believe that even though the world perishes, some portion of humankind will live on. Such stories involve death and disaster, but they are also tales of rebirth and survival. Grim or triumphant, these outstanding post-apocalyptic stories selected from the best of those published in the tumultuous last decade allow us to consider what life will be like after the end.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Pump Six” by Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. “The Books” by Kage Baker
  3. “Chislehurst Messiah” by Lauren Beukes
  4. “The Disappeared” by Blake Butler
  5. “Beat Me Daddy (Eight to the Bar)” by Cory Doctorow
  6. “The Adjudicator” by Brian Evenson
  7. “A Story, with Beans” by Steven Gould
  8. “The Fifth Star In the Southern Cross” by Margo Lanagan
  9. “Horses” by Livia Llewellyn
  10. “True North” by M.J. Locke
  11. “The Cecilia Paradox” by John Mantooth
  12. “After the Apocalypse” by Maureen McHugh
  13. “Never, Never, Three Times Never” by Simon Morden
  14. “Tumaki” by Nnedi Okorafor
  15. “Ragnarok” by Paul Park
  16. “The Egg Man” by Mary Rosenblum
  17. “Isolation Point, California” by John Shirley
  18. “Goddess of Mercy” by Bruce Sterling
  19. “We Will Never Live in the Castle” by Paul Tremblay
  20. “Amaryllis” by Carrie Vaughn

Book info:

  • Type: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Size: 6″X9″
  • ISBN: 9781607013907
  • Publication Date: June 12, 2013
  • Price: $15.95
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