This Way to the End Times

This Way to the End Times

A collection of stories about the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it.

Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Mitten Press

ISBN: 1941110479

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, gathers 21 compelling, gripping stories of the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it. And what a collection. From little-known, brilliant tales by sci-fi legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense short works by sci-fi masters Ursula K. Le Guin, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting works by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Karen Haber and Megan Arkenberg, THIS WAY TOTHE END TIMES paves the road to the fantastical future, alternating humor with grit, and hope with ghastly post apocalyptic visions. Guest editor Robert Silverberg--beloved sci-fi master--hand-picked each story, and offers an introduction to each, as well as an introduction to the anthology as a whole. A unique collection for longtime and new fans of speculative fiction, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES roars into the future wide-eyed and full speed ahead. Complete list of authors: Jules Verne, James Elroy Flecker, Frank Lillie Pollock, G. Peyton Wertenbaker, Philip Latham, Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber, Brian W. Aldiss, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., Malcolm Edwards, Connie Willis, Karen Haber, by Dale Bailey, Megan Artenberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Olaf Stapledon
Categories: Fiction

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Eighteenth Annual Collection

... with at least three dedicated catastrophic climate change/apocalypse anthologies appearing in 2015 alone—and another one, the mostly reprint, This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (Three Rooms Press), ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312703721

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
Categories: Fiction

The Year s Best Science Fiction Tenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Tenth Annual Collection

... with at least three dedicated catastrophic climate change/apocalypse anthologies appearing in 2015 alone—and another one, the mostly reprint, This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (Three Rooms Press), ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466829497

Category: Fiction

Page: 593

View: 647

With stories about consciousness and conscience, about heroes and horrors, this volume offers up two dozen dazzling stories from some of science fiction's greatest writers, including: Neal Barret, Jr., Terry Bisson, Pat Cadigan, Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Bradley Denton, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Lukas Jaeger, Kathe Koja, Nancy Kress, Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. McLeod, Tom Maddox, Maureen F. McHugh, Ian McDonald, Frederik Pohl, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Ian Watson, Kate Wilhelm, Connie Willis. Rounded out by a list of Honourable Mentions and Gardner Dozois's annual summation of the year in science fiction, this anthology is the single best guide available to the best possible tomorrows and alternate yesterdays of the past year.
Categories: Fiction

The Year s Best Science Fiction Fifth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Fifth Annual Collection

... with at least three dedicated catastrophic climate change/apocalypse anthologies appearing in 2015 alone—and another one, the mostly reprint, This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (Three Rooms Press), ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466829930

Category: Fiction

Page: 678

View: 503

This new volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction carries on the proud tradition, with stories by Pat Murphy, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Kate Wilhelm, Alexander Jablokov, Walter Job Williams, Paul J. McAuley, Neal Barrett, Jr., Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Octavia E. Butler, Howard Waldrop, Pat Cadigan, Lucius Shepard, Karen Joy Fowler, Joseph Manzione, Ian Watson, Susan Palwick, Michael Flynn, Dean Whitlock, R. Garcia y Robertson, Gene Wolfe, Michael McDowell, Orson Scott Card, Michael Bishop, Kim Stanley Robinson. More than ever, this anthology truly is the best science fiction of the year--the one volume no SF fan can be without.
Categories: Fiction

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Eighth Annual Collection

... with at least three dedicated catastrophic climate change/apocalypse anthologies appearing in 2015 alone—and another one, the mostly reprint, This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (Three Rooms Press), ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466829473

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in 1990, stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart. Among the many marvels are tales from the field's most accomplished artists: Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Shobies' Story" returns to the Hainish worlds with a reality-defining story, while Joe Haldeman's "The Hemmingway Hoax" embarks from our world on a time-defying trip through other possibilities. Kate Wilhelm, Michael Moorcock, Robert Silverberg, and John Brunner demonstrate too with their stories why they remain among the most popular science fiction writers of all time. With the closing of a decade and cyberpunk virtually becoming reality, many of the leading writers of the eighties have begun to bring new insight and vision to their fiction: Bruce Sterling examines a classic clash of cultures in "We See Things Differently," and James Patrick Kelly's "Mr. Boy" presents a hard-edged story about the guts of growing up. Lewis Shiner's "White City" and Connie Willis's "Cibola" both seek peace--of sorts--amid spectacle, and works by Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard and Robert Frazier, Pat Murphy, and John Kessel also dazzle and amaze. Among the many other stories in this volume are powerhouse piece by Terry Bisson, Molly Gloss, Ian McDonald, Charles Sheffield, Alexander Jablokov, and Dafydd ab Hugh, as well as towering new mindscapes from young talents such as Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. MacLeod, Greg Egan and Ted Chiang. A wonderful tour through possible, probable, and virtual realities, The Year's Best Science Fiction is an ideal assemblage of the year's short fiction. This volume is essential to anyone who reads sf. "A virtually indispensable series."--Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Fiction

The Year s Best Science Fiction Sixth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Sixth Annual Collection

... with at least three dedicated catastrophic climate change/apocalypse anthologies appearing in 2015 alone—and another one, the mostly reprint, This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (Three Rooms Press), ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466829459

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 649

This year's edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction demonstrates once again why the anthology received the 1988 Locus Award for the best anthology in the field. Gardner Dozois presents the finest writing of the year, from both new writers and old favorites, including Walter Jon Williams, James Patrick Kelly, Brian Stableford, Steven Gould, Harry Turtledove, Eileen Gunn, Nancy Kress, Mike Resnick, Bruce McAllister, Connie Willis, Lewis Shiner, Judith Moffett, Bruce Sterling, Robert Silverberg, George Alec Effinger, Howard Waldrop, Kim Stanley Robinson, James Lawson, Michael Swanwick, John Kessel, Stephen Kraus, Pat Cadigan, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, D. Alexander Smith, Kathe Koja, Kim Newman, Lucius Shepard. Encompassing the entire genre, this year's edition once again brings you the best science fiction stories available anywhere. "Dozois's best-of-the-year collection has become a landmark of the genre."--Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

The Year s Best Science Fiction Seventeenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Seventeenth Annual Collection

... with at least three dedicated catastrophic climate change/apocalypse anthologies appearing in 2015 alone—and another one, the mostly reprint, This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (Three Rooms Press), ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312271626

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 531

In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such imaginative gems as: "The Wedding Album" by David Marusek. In a high-tech future, the line between reality and simulation has grown thin . . . and it's often hard to tell who's on what side. "Everywhere" by Geoff Ryman. Do the people who live in utopian conditions ever recognize them as such? "Hatching the Phoenix" by Frederik Pohl. One of science fiction's Grand Masters returns with a star-crossing tale of the Heechee---the enigmatic, vanished aliens whose discarded technology guides mankind through the future. "A Hero of the Empire" by Robert Silverberg. Showing that the past is as much a province of the imagination as the future, this novelette returns to an alternate history when the Roman Empire never fell to show us just how the course of history can be altered. The twenty-seven stories in this collection imaginatively take us to nearby planets and distant futures, into the past and into universes no larger than a grain of sand. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
Categories: Fiction

The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirty Fourth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirty Fourth Annual Collection

... with at least three dedicated catastrophic climate change/apocalypse anthologies appearing in 2015 alone—and another one, the mostly reprint, This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse (Three Rooms Press), ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250119254

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 830

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self-evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.
Categories: Fiction

Apocalyptic Visions in 21st Century Films

Apocalyptic Visions in 21st Century Films

In The End of the World: Classic Tales of Apocalyptic Science Fiction. Introduction. New York: Fall River Press, 2010. 56–73. Milton, John. “Lycidas.” Online. The Poetry Foundation. Mitchell, Elvis. “Triumph Tinged with Regret in Middle ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Ford

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672731

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 238

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The apocalypse on the big screen has expanded beyond the familiar end-of-the-world movies. Romantic comedies, teen adventures and even children's films frequently feature apocalyptic imagery--disintegrating cities, extreme weather events, extinctions, rogue military forces, epidemics, zombie armies and worlds colliding. Using sophisticated CGI effects, filmmakers are depicting the end of the world ever more stunningly. The authors explore the phenomenon of the cinematic apocalypse and its origins in both our anxieties and our real-world events, and they identify some flashes of hope in the desolate landscape.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Time

Encyclopedia of Time

Far from being apocalyptic, this “return” would encourage transformation through human, cultic, or environmental ... Yet, although centuries-old versions of the story lack any accompanying end-time expectation, the mere fact of the ...

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412941648

Category: Science

Page: 593

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Surveying the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, and Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present. By drawing together into one collection ideas from scholars around the globe and in a wide range of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will provide readers with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon experienced as time. Features · Surveys historical thought about time, including those that emerged in ancient Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and other periods+ Covers the original and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin + Discusses the significance of time in the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, and numerous other authors+ Includes the contributions of naturalists, philosophers, physicists, theologians, astronomers, anthropologists, geologists, paleontologists, and psychologists+ Includes artists+ portrayals of the fluidity of time, including painter Salvador Dali+s The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert+s The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz+s Quo Vadis+ Provides a truly interdisciplinary approach, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Islamic, Hindu, Navajo, and many other cultures+ conceptions of time
Categories: Science