The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF Paperback
by Mike Ashley
The last sixty years have been full of stories of one or other possible Armageddon, whether by nuclear war, plague, cosmic catastrophe or, more recently, global warming, terrorism, genetic engineering, AIDS and other pandemics.
These stories, both pre- and post-apocalyptic, describe the fall of civilization, the destruction of the entire Earth, or the end of the Universe itself.
Many of the stories reflect on humankind's infinite capacity for self-destruction, but the stories are by no means all downbeat or depressing - one key theme explores what the aftermath of a cataclysm might be and how humans strive to survive.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 27/05/2010
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781849013055
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Review by aadyer
I was hoping for survival stories against the odds, society breakdown, firearms, ravaging gangs and smoke on the horizon, instead I got a lot of mediocre science fiction. This is not post apocolyptic SF but rather SF that has "apocalypse " in the title only. Some of these stories are readable, but the majority are not. Avoid.