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Entries in Apocalypse (5)


Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat.

There's a big Hugo Awards kerfuffle which I'll delve into later in the week, but at the moment, I'm reeeelaxing. Okay, I'm trying to relax, as I wait to hear back from my editor on the new manuscript. 

I can't quite bring myself to dive into a new project, though I'm quietly gathering research materials. And I can't quite go back into the current book. So, I'm catching up on interviews and I even signed a contract for a new story called The Uncertainty Machine which will appear soon in the third volume of the Apocalypse Triptych. 

In the meantime, I wait, daydreaming. 


I just destroyed Seattle. Oops, my bad

Hey kids, the second book in the Apocalypse Triptych, edited by Hugo award winning editor John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey is available...oh, you know...like right now! Book two features end of the world stories by Seanen McGuire, Jonathan Mayberry, Elizabeth Bear, and yours truly, wreaking havoc on Seattle, circa 1910.

As T.S. Elliot once said, "This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but by a comet, a zombie horde, a nanobot takeover, ah, screw this, I'm gonna drink some absinthe. Cheers." Something like that.


The End Is Nigh

On sale now, until the end of the world.The first volume of the Apocalypse Triptych is now on sale, which includes my new story: This Unkempt World is Falling to Pieces.

And there’s a rave review of THE END IS NIGH over on Wired.com:

The End Is Nigh is very good. Of course it is. Adams and Howey are a two-man tour-de-force of post-apocalyptic lit. … Ultimately, the best thing about The End Is Nigh is how elegantly it balances on the thin line between beauty and devastation. There’s no story in the book that didn’t break my heart at least a little, and there’s none of the twenty-two that hasn’t stuck with me, hard. When the end is coming and the wolves are at the door, you hold tight to whatever’s at hand. [review]

I go steampunk and all hell breaks loose

In case you missed it, the end is near. In fact it's about two weeks away in the form of the Apocalypse Triptych, lovely end of the world tales collected into three volumes: THE END IS NIGH, THE END IS NOW, and THE END HAS COME.

These stories of Armageddon come from a pantheon of modern-day sci-fi masters: Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Hugh Howey, Seanan McGuire, John Joseph Adams, Jonathan Maberry´╗┐, and one of my favorite writers of all time, the brilliant and humble Ken Liu, oh...and I'm in there as well with a story set in Seattle, circa 1910. 

Hope you enjoy this first anthologythis brave new end of the world.