REVIEW: “Destined to be a favorite among end-of-the-world enthusiasts.”

FEARNET reviews THE END IS NIGH: “These days it seems like we’re all expecting the world to end in a zombie apocalypse. The living dead genre is thriving like never before, and it feels like zombies have completely shoved old-fashioned world-enders like comets, nukes and deities out of the running. While I enjoy a good zombie story as much as the next guy, I feel like there’s still room for tales about death raining down on us from above, or a psychopath with some stolen missile codes and a hankering for a full-planet cleanse. John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey must have felt the same way, because their new collection The End is Nigh delivers the “endtimes” in a wide variety of ways. It’s the opening volume of “The Apocalypse Triptych,” a series of three anthologies focusing on the three stages of the apocalypse: before (The End is Nigh), during (The End is Now) and after (The End Has Come). It’s a great way to bring fresh new perspectives to a type of story that’s been told for as long as storytelling has been around and, if this first volume is any indication, the “Triptych” is destined to be a favorite among end-of-the-world enthusiasts.” [review]