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Read a sample from WASTELANDS by John Joseph Adams

Orbit proudly presents an anthology of post-apocalyptic short fiction from some of the biggest names in science fiction and speculative fiction – including Stephen King, George R. R. Martin and Orson Scott Card!

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 Revelations to The Road Warrior, from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity.

Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic 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.

Read the introduction to Wastelands here!

About the Author

This anthology is collected by John Joseph Adams – the bestselling editor of many anthologies and a four-time finalist for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. He is also the editor and publisher of the magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is the co-host of Wired.com’s ‘The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’ podcast.