This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse

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About the Author
Robert Silverberg, editor and contributor, is one of science fiction's most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine's Castle, as well as At Winter's End. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presented him with the Grand Master Award. Silverberg is one of twenty-nine writers to have received that distinction.

Ursula K. Le Guin, contributor, is an American author of novels, children's books, and short storiHer work has often depicted futuristic or imaginary alternative worlds in politics, the natural environment, gender, religion, sexuality and ethnography.

Connie Willis, contributor, is an American science fiction/fantasy writer. She has won eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards--more major award than any other writer. She was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and is a SFWA Grand Master. Her novels include Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog.

Megan Arkenberg, contributor, is an award-winning writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her work has appeared in over fifty publications and in anthologies such as The Apocalypse Triptych, Heiresses of Russ, and The Best Horror of the Year. She lives in Davis, CA.

Brian W. Aldiss, contributor, is an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for his short story "Super-Toys Last All Sumer Long," the basis for the Stanley Kubrick-developed Steven Spielberg film "A.I. Artificial Intelligence." He has two Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award, and is a Sci-Fi Grand Master.
"Twenty-one exceptional tales of Earth's devastation and humans' inventive, and often ironically self-destructive, ways of surviving . . . These stunning stories contemplate survival while question whether life is worth saving, and many have such rich ideas and settings that they could easily spark full-length novels." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Demands applause and attention. . . . An overstuffed tour of various doomsday scenarios, proving that version of Murphy's Law that observes that there are more ways to screw something up than there are to make something right." --Asimov's Science Fiction

"A science fiction collection for the ages." --Tulsa Book Review

"Whether it's Jules Verne's story detailing a young civilization uncovering a past apocalypse or Philip Latham's tale of a scientist recording in detail the last days on Earth when no one else will listen, these stories form the incredible foundation of all the dystonian tales that dominate modern YA. This is a science fiction collection for the ages." --Tulsa Book Review "See how writers such as Jules Verne and Connie Willis have embraced the apocalypse and used it to tell chillingly prescient narratives that reach across time and space. Silverberg reminds us that while the end of the world seems to be a hot trend today, it is actually only a blip in a long tradition of dystopian storytelling." --Library Journal "With its range of contributors, this is a much needed volume that will both satisfy the high demand for apocalyptic tales and remind readers of the actual breadth and depth of this literature of the end of the world." --ALA Booklist, Starred Review

"The variety of ways in which these stories choose to end the world offers a great deal--nightmarish, funny, lonely, or hopeful--for the imagination. Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales." --Kirkus Reviews

"Science fiction legend Robert Silverberg has picked the best of the very best stories for this volume. Absolute gold, from first word to last gasp!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Mars One and Kill Switch

Past praise for Robert Silverberg, editor:

"The John Updike of science fiction." --The New York Times Book Review

"No matter if Silverberg is dealing with material that is practically straight fiction, or going way into the future . . . his is the hand of a master of his craft and imagination." --Los Angeles Times

"Robert Silverberg is our best . . . Time and time again he has expanded the parameters of science fiction." --The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction