The End of the World, and Other Catastrophes, Edited by Mike Ashley
‘The voice which came back through a clamour of noise greater than any before was that of a stranger; it was hysterical, raging futilely into the void. “The sun’s blown up!”’
Join humanity on the brink of destruction in thirteen doom-laden tales exploring our fixation with how and when our end will come, selected from the SF magazines and rare literary journals of the British Library collection.
Illustrating the whole gamut of apocalyptic fiction from cosmic calamities to self-inflicted nuclear annihilation, this explosive new selection also includes accounts of post-apocalyptic worlds from the speculative warnings of the 1890s to Ray Bradbury’s poignant vision of a silent planet after the last echoes of humanity have died away.