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Table of Contents: WASTELANDS 2: MORE STORIES OF THE APOCALYPSE Edited by John Joseph Adams

John Joseph Adams has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse. This anthology was originally going to come out from Night Shade in 2013, but that deal fell through, and so now it’s forthcoming in February 2015, from Titan Books, along with a re-issue of the original Wastelands in January 2015.

Here’s the (not yet final) book description:

Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams, WASTELANDS 2: MORE STORIES OF THE APOCALYPSE is the star-studded follow-up to the 2008 bestselling anthology Wastelands. The first book traced the 21st century resurgence of post-apocalyptic fiction, and while it is considered the definitive collection of its kind, dozens of new stories have been written since it was released. Five of the stories are from the 20th Century, but the remaining twenty-six were all published from the year 2000 onward, and nineteen of those originally appeared in the years since volume one came out. Like its predecessor, WASTELANDS 2 will feature a who’s who of modern authors including George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones), Hugh Howey (Wool), Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), Ann Aguirre (Enclave), Cory Doctorow (Little Brother), Nancy Kress (After the Fall), and more. The thirty-one stories include the seminal tale “The Postman” by David Brin, and “The Happiest Place,” a new work by John W. Campbell Award winner Mira Grant

Here’s the star-studded table of contents…

  1. “The Tamarisk Hunter” by Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. “Deep Blood Kettle” by Hugh Howey
  3. “‘…for a single yesterday'” by George R. R. Martin
  4. “Animal Husbandry” by Seanan McGuire
  5. “Chiswick Messiah” by Lauren Beukes
  6. “Colliding Branes” by Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling
  7. “Ellie” by Jack McDevitt
  8. “Foundation” by Ann Aguirre
  9. “Beat Me Daddy” by Cory Doctorow
  10. “A Beginner’s Guide to Survival Before, During, and After the Apocalypse” by Christopher Barzak
  11. “Wondrous Days” by Genevieve Valentine
  12. “Dreams in Dust” by D. Thomas Minton
  13. “By Fools Like Me” by Nancy Kress
  14. “Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe” by Ramsey Shehadeh
  15. “The Elephants of Poznan” by Orson Scott Card
  16. “The Postman” by David Brin
  17. “When We Went To See the End of the World” by Robert Silverberg
  18. “The Revelation of Morgan Stern” by Christie Yant
  19. “Final Exam” by Megan Arkenberg
  20. “A Flock of Birds” by James Van Pelt
  21. “Patient Zero” by Tananarive Due
  22. “Soulless in His Sight” by Milo James Fowler
  23. “Outer Rims” by Toiya Kristen Finley
  24. “The Happiest Place…” by Mira Grant
  25. “Advertising at the End of the World” by Keffy R. M. Kehrli
  26. “How the World Became Quiet: A Post-Human Creation Myth” by Rachel Swirsky
  27. “Tight Little Stiches in a Dead Man’s Back” by Joe R. Lansdale
  28. “After the Apocalypse” by Maureen F. McHugh
  29. “The Traditional” by Maria Dahvana Headley
  30. “Monstro” by Junot Diaz
  31. “Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince” by Jake Kerr
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