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Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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An anthology of nineteen tales by well-known authors of young adult and adult literature which explore the lives of teens raised after a catastrophe, either in the first few years after the change or in the distant future.
Title: After
nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xi, 370 p. ;,22 cm
Contents: The segment / Genevieve Valentine
After the cure / Carrie Ryan
Valedictorian / N.K. Jemisin
Visiting Nelson / Katherine Langrish
All I know of freedom / Carol Emshwiller
The other elder / Beth Revis
The great game at the end of the world / Matthew Kressel
Reunion / Susan Beth Pfeffer
Blood drive / Jeffrey Ford
Reality girl / Richard Bowes
How th'Irth wint rong by Hapless Joey @ homeskool.guv / Gregory Maguire
Rust with wings / Steven Gould
Faint heart / Sara Rees Brennan
The easthound / Nalo Hopkinson
Gray / Jane Yolen
Before / Carolyn Dunn
Fake plastic trees / Caitlin R. Kiernan
You won't feel a thing / Garth Nix
The marker / Cecil Castellucci
Summary: An anthology of nineteen tales by well-known authors of young adult and adult literature which explore the lives of teens raised after a catastrophe, either in the first few years after the change or in the distant future.
Additional Contributors: Windling, Terri
Datlow, Ellen
ISBN: 1423146190
9781423146193
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Subject Headings: End of the world Fiction Dystopias Fiction Science fiction, American Short stories, American
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: End of the world
Dystopias
Science fiction, American
Short stories, American
LCCN: 2011034582
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May 23, 2014
  • DeviLe15 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Some of the stories in this novel are extremely worth reading. Though some stories I could have lived without (the first one, and the random poem) most of them were extraordinary. Absolutely found the second story phenomenal (ew, zombies). Everything from world-wide sickness, to drout, famine, pestilence, warfare, alternate realities. Some stories were so well written, I was completely upset that there wasn't an entire novel written about the world and it's characters.

What made this book least enjoyable to read was reading the point of view of a linguistically challenged character. There were at least 2.

Apr 27, 2013
  • ElspethG rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book of short stories is about what life might be like after a world wide disaster, as well as stories about what the planet earth might be like in a parallel universe (dystopia). There are some stories worth reading. Over all, though, IMO they are not worth the time it takes to read them - hence the low rating.

Jan 15, 2013
  • JennaSS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wow these short stories are quite unique, I recommend this book of short stories for anyone

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Jul 03, 2013
  • natecrch rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

natecrch thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jan 15, 2013
  • JennaSS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 03, 2013
  • natecrch rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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