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Wastelands

Wastelands

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Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence—the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon—these are our guides through the Wastelands.

From the Book of Revelation to The Road Warrior, from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving eschatological tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. In doing so, these visionary authors have addressed one of the most challenging and enduring themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life in the aftermath of total societal collapse.

Gathering together the best postapocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today's most renowned authors of speculative fiction—including George R. R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King—Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon. Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving, scrounging for food in depopulated ruins and defending themselves against monsters, mutants, and marauders.

Wastelands delves into this bleak landscape, uncovering the raw human emotion and heart-pounding thrills at the genre's core.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Skyboat Media
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2014
Series:
Wastelands

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 466.4 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 466.3 MB

Orson Scott Card (Contributor)

Jack McDevitt is an American science fiction author who won the 2006 Nebula Award for his novel Seeker. He has served as an officer in the US Navy, taught English and literature, and worked for the United States Customs Service. He lives with his ...

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John Joseph Adams (Editor)

John Joseph Adams is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a science fiction and fantasy imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of more th...

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Paolo Bacigalupi (Contributor)

Paolo Bacigalupi is a Hugo and Nebula Award Winner, and a National Book Award Finalist. He is also a winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and a three-time winner of the Locus Award. His short fiction has appe...

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George R. R. Martin (Contributor)

Orson Scott Card, a New York Times bestselling author, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction.

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Stephen King (Contributor)

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Bill Hodges Trilogy—Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel), Finders Keepers, and End of Watch; the short story collec...

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Jack McDevitt (Contributor)

Cory Doctorow is an award-winning science fiction short-story writer with more than 15 published stories. He was a winner of the John...

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Tobias S. Buckell (Contributor)

George R. R. Martin nació en 1948 en Bayonne, Nueva Jersey. Se licenció en periodismo en 1970 y publicó su primera novela, Muerte de la luz, en 1977. Tras una trayectoria deslumbrante como escritor de ciencia ficción, terror y fantasía, se convirt...

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Jonathan Lethem (Contributor)

Tobias Buckell is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tangled Lands, Crystal Rain, and Halo: The Cole Protocol. His other novels and more than fifty short stories have been translated into seventeen languages. Bucknell has been nominated ...

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M. Rickert (Contributor)

Jonathan Lethem is the author of six novels, including The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of two short story collections, Men and Cartoons and The Wall of the S...

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Creators

Contributor :
Octavia E. Butler
Contributor :
Orson Scott Card
Narrator :
Judy Young
Narrator :
Arthur Morey
Contributor :
Richard Kadrey
Narrator :
Others
Editor :
John Joseph Adams
Contributor :
Carol Emshwiller
Contributor :
Nancy Kress
Narrator :
Paul Boehmer
Narrator :
Gabrielle De Cuir
Contributor :
Paolo Bacigalupi
Narrator :
Emily Janice Card
Contributor :
George R. R. Martin
Contributor :
Stephen King
Narrator :
Lisa Reneé Pitts
Contributor :
Jack McDevitt
Narrator :
Hillary Huber
Contributor :
Gene Wolfe
Contributor :
John Langan
Contributor :
Tobias S. Buckell
Contributor :
James Van Pelt
Narrator :
Harlan Ellison
Contributor :
Cory Doctorow
Contributor :
Jonathan Lethem
Contributor :
Elizabeth Bear
Narrator :
Various Narrators
Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Director :
Claire Bloom
Narrator :
Alex Hyde-White
Contributor :
Dale Bailey
Contributor :
Jerry Oltion
Director :
Susan Hanfield
Contributor :
Catherine Wells
Contributor :
M. Rickert
Contributor :
David Grigg
Contributor :
Neal Barrett
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