VOL. 2: THE END IS NOW

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild.

THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories.

Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, The Apocalypse Triptych is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse. THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And THE END HAS COME explores life after the apocalypse.

THE END IS NOW features all-new, never-before-published works by Hugh Howey, Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Jamie Ford, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Elizabeth Bear, Ben H. Winters, Scott Sigler, and many others.

THE END IS NIGH is about the match.

THE END HAS COME is about what will rise from the ashes.

THE END IS NOW is about the conflagration.


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • INTRODUCTION—John Joseph Adams
  • HERD IMMUNITY—Tananarive Due
  • THE SIXTH DAY OF DEER CAMP—Scott Sigler
  • GOODNIGHT STARS—Annie Bellet
  • ROCK MANNING CAN’T HEAR YOU—Charlie Jane Anders
  • FRUITING BODIES—Seanan McGuire
  • BLACK MONDAY—Sarah Langan
  • ANGELS OF THE APOCALYPSE—Nancy Kress
  • AGENT ISOLATED—David Wellington
  • THE GODS WILL NOT BE SLAIN—Ken Liu
  • YOU’VE NEVER SEEN EVERYTHING—Elizabeth Bear
  • BRING THEM DOWN—Ben H. Winters
  • TWILIGHT OF THE MUSIC MACHINES—Megan Arkenberg
  • SUNSET HOLLOW—Jonathan Maberry
  • PENANCE—Jake Kerr
  • AVTOMAT—Daniel H. Wilson
  • DANCING WITH BATGIRL IN THE LAND OF NOD—Will McIntosh
  • BY THE HAIR OF THE MOON—Jamie Ford
  • TO WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD—Desirina Boskovich
  • IN THE MOUNTAIN—Hugh Howey
  • DEAR JOHN—Robin Wasserman

THE END IS NOW is now available.