Cover & TOC Reveal: WASTELANDS 2

Here’s the cover, cover copy, and table of contents for WASTELANDS 2. You may recall that it was originally going to come out from Night Shade in 2013, but that deal fell through, and so now it’s forthcoming in February 24, 2015, from Titan Books. It’s now available for pre-order.

Wastelands 2


For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin’s seminal “The Postman” to Hugh Howey’s “Deep Blood Kettle” and Tananarive Due’s prescient “Patient Zero,” the end of the world continues to thrill. This companion volume to the critically-acclaimed Wastelands offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, including works by George R.R. Martin, Junot Díaz, Seanan McGuire, Paolo Bacigalupi, and more. Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who’s who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.


  • Introduction—John Joseph Adams
  • The Tamarisk Hunter—Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Deep Blood Kettle—Hugh Howey
  • “. . . for a single yesterday”—George R. R. Martin
  • Animal Husbandry—Seanan McGuire
  • Chiswick Messiah—Lauren Beukes
  • Colliding Branes—Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling
  • Ellie—Jack McDevitt
  • Foundation—Ann Aguirre
  • Beat Me Daddy—Cory Doctorow
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Survival Before, During, and After the Apocalypse—Christopher Barzak
  • Wondrous Days—Genevieve Valentine
  • Dreams in Dust—D. Thomas Minton
  • By Fools Like Me—Nancy Kress
  • Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe—Ramsey Shehadeh
  • The Elephants of Poznan—Orson Scott Card
  • The Postman—David Brin
  • When We Went To See the End of the World—Robert Silverberg
  • The Revelation of Morgan Stern—Christie Yant
  • Final Exam—Megan Arkenberg
  • A Flock of Birds—James Van Pelt
  • Patient Zero—Tananarive Due
  • Soulless in His Sight—Milo James Fowler
  • Outer Rims—Toiya Kristen Finley
  • Advertising at the End of the World—Keffy R. M. Kehrli
  • How the World Became Quiet: A Post-Human Creation Myth—Rachel Swirsky
  • Tight Little Stiches in a Dead Man’s Back—Joe R. Lansdale
  • After the Apocalypse—Maureen F. McHugh
  • The Traditional—Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Monstro—Junot Diaz
  • Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince—Jake Kerr

Titan will also be releasing a mass market paperback edition of the original Wastelands in January 2015.