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The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (Mammoth Books) (edition 2010)

by Mike Ashley

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Title:The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (Mammoth Books)
Authors:Mike Ashley
Info:Robinson (2010), Kindle Edition, 516 pages
Collections:Your library, Fiction, Kindle
Rating:****
Tags:Erzählunge, SF, Apokalypse

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I was hoping for survival stories against the odds, society breakdown, firearms, ravaging gangs and smoke on the horizon, instead I got a lot of mediocre science fiction. This is not post apocolyptic SF but rather SF that has "apocalypse " in the title only. Some of these stories are readable, but the majority are not. Avoid. ( )
  aadyer | Mar 27, 2012 |
The Mammoth Book of the End of the World is an anthology compiled by Mike Ashley. All in all, it is a good collection of stories. My favorites:

* The Clockwork Atom Bomb by Dominic Green: In the near future where the world is falling apart, an inspector checks on some hot bombs in a suburb in Africa.
* Bloodletting by Kate Wilhelm: Very chilling story about a woman whose husband is responsible for creating a deadly plague.
* When Sysadmins Ruled the World by Cory Doctorow: Good, fun story about network administrators who survive a plague because they are in the controlled environment of server rooms.
* Fermi and Frost by Frederick Pohl. A scientist and a boy survive a nuclear winter in Iceland, one of the only places on earth prepared for dealing with cold.
* Sleepover by Alastair Reynolds is a fascinating story about a man woken up from a cryogenic sleep to a new world.
* Pallbearer by Robert Reed is a very interesting story about a non believer who lives near a small, religious community in a world a few generations after a plague.
* And the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth Bear is about a motorcyclist delivery girl who transverses a desolate world to deliver mail.
* The Man Who Walked Home by James TiptreeJr. is about a apparition that appears over the centuries in a post-apocalyptic world, and the advanced civilization that finally works out what is occurring.
* A Pail of Air by Fritz Leiber. Great story about a small family that survive a cataclysm by living in a "Nest" and discover after many years hat they are not alone.
* Guardians of the Phoenix by Eric Brown takes place in a "mad max" world, where a small team of survivors battle the elements (and other survivors) in search of water.
* Terraforming Terra by Jack Williamson is a very fascinating story about clones sent to the moon to wait, and occasionally be reborn, to repopulate the earth after an asteroid hits & destroys the earth.
* A Star Called Wormwood by Elizabeth Counihan is about the last man in the world. He is surrounded by intelligent, genetically altered animals and uses glass to create beautiful music. ( )
1 vote cmwilson101 | Apr 24, 2011 |
A good anthology of stories about the world coming to an end - and sometimes there are survivors, and sometimes not.

Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Rain at the End of the World - Dale Bailey
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Books - Kage Baker
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The End of the World Show - David Barnett
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Moments of Inertia - William Barton
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Children of Time - Stephen Baxter
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : And the Deep Blue Sea - Elizabeth Bear
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Meek - Damien Broderick
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Guardians of the Phoenix - Eric Brown
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : A Star Called Wormwood - Elizabeth Counihan
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Life in the Anthropocene - Paul Di Filippo
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : When Sysadmins Ruled the World - Cory Doctorow
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Clockwork Atom Bomb - Dominic Green
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The End of the World - Sushima Joshi
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Last Sunset - Geoffrey A. Landis
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : A Pail of Air - Fritz Leiber
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : World Without End - F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Flood - Linda Nagata
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Fermi and Frost - Frederick Pohl
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Pallbearer - Robert Reed
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Sleepover - Alastair Reynolds
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : When We Went to See the End of the World - Robert Silverberg
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : The Man Who Walked Home - James TiptreeJr.
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Bloodletting - Kate Wilhelm
Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF : Terraforming Terra - Jack Williamson

Wetapocalypse.

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Wetapocalypse.

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Wetapocalypse.

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Nothing like this big fat cone of silence and simulation.

3.5 out of 5

Prehistoric leftovers at the End of Time.

3 out of 5

Nuclear-nano war survivors recruited and uploaded.

4 out of 5

Nuclear-nano war survivors recruited and uploaded.

3.5 out of 5

Frozen would-be colonists are more use than for eating.

3.5 out of 5

Last man adapt funeral, add comet.

3.5 out of 5

Urbmon power fix team keeked up till Tigerishka takedown.

3.5 out of 5

Biowar makes geekfu and gruntwork a necessary combination afterwards.

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Mondo Bombo Congo Mundo Blammo Stoppo Checko.

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Better with meat.

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End of the world coffee.

3.5 out of 5

Immaturity means contact chances slim.

3.5 out of 5

Until it falls into the sun I can't die.

3 out of 5

Last day gone, don't believe.

3.5 out of 5

Immaturity means contact chances slim.

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Fake vaccine people weeders won't own up.

4 out of 5

Unfrozen for basal simulation AI Realm war peoplesicle platform robot repair back up, hopefully not to be eaten by inter-reality sea monsters.

4 out of 5

Apocalypso touristo.

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Annual accidental time travel peepshow.

4 out of 5

Type A outlook very negative.

3.5 out of 5

Asteroid wipeout moonbase clone robot raise cycle waiting game.

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Bailey, DaleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, KageContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barnett, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barton, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Leiber, FritzContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacIntyre, F. GwynplaineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nagata, LindaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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