Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse is an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction published by Night Shade Books in January 2008, edited by John Joseph Adams.[1]

Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
First edition cover art to Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams
First edition cover art
EditorJohn Joseph Adams
SubjectApocalypse, End of the world (fiction)
GenreScience fiction, dystopia
PublishedSan Francisco: Nightshade Book, 2008
Media typeBook

The anthology includes 22 stories,[2] plus an introduction by the editor. According to the anthology's official web site, "Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon." It received very positive reviews, with critics describing it as "belong[ing] in most sf or short fiction collections"[3] and "a well-chosen selection of well-crafted stories, offering something to please nearly every postapocalyptic palate."[4]



  1. ^ "Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse". Publisher's Weekly (254.47). 26 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse". OCLC Worldcat. OCLC. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ Cassada, Jackie (1 January 2008). "Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse". Library Journal. 133.1: 89.
  4. ^ Schroeder, Regina (1 February 2008). "Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse". Booklist. 104 (11): 35.

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