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By Hugh Howey, John Joseph Adams

Famine. demise. battle. Pestilence. those are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the top of the area. In technological know-how fiction, the top is prompted via much less figurative capability: nuclear holocaust, organic warfare/pandemic, ecological catastrophe, or cosmological cataclysm.

But prior to any disaster, there are those that see it coming. in the course of, there are heroes who struggle opposed to it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and check out to rebuild.

THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH tells their tales.

Edited via acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling writer Hugh Howey, THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH is a chain of 3 anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. the tip IS NIGH specializes in lifestyles sooner than the apocalypse. the tip IS NOW turns its recognition to existence through the apocalypse. And the top HAS COME makes a speciality of lifestyles after the apocalypse.

THE finish HAS COME good points all-new, never-before-published works through Hugh Howey, Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Carrie Vaughn, Mira provide, Jamie Ford, Tananarive Due, Jonathan Maberry, Robin Wasserman, Nancy Kress, Charlie Jane Anders, Elizabeth endure, Ben H. Winters, Scott Sigler, and so on.

THE finish IS NIGH is set the fit.

THE finish IS now's in regards to the conflagration.

THE finish HAS COME is ready what is going to upward thrust from the ashes.

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