After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia
If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short story anthology, each... show more
If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short story anthology, each story exploring the lives of teen protagonists raised in catastrophe's wake—whether set in the days after the change, or decades far in the future. New York Times bestselling authors Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Carrie Ryan, Beth Revis, and Jane Yolen are among the many popular and award-winning storytellers lending their talents to this original and spellbinding anthology.
Publish date: October 9th 2012
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
This book has 3 big things going for it:1. They're young adult postapocalyptic, which is rare.2. All of the stories take place only *after* the disaster has occurred--it doesn't really matter how it happened (or even what happened). 3. There's a preponderance of female authors, for once. As with all...
I was lucky enough to have won a copy of this book through Goodreads! Many thanks to both Goodreads and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this title.I should start by saying that I don’t read many short story collections. I often find myself listless when I do – I grow w...
This review can also be found here **I won this book in a GoodReads First Reads giveaway**This review will be a little different since there are nineteen short stories in this book and I don't want a ridiculously long review so I shall just touch on them briefly.The Segment by Genevieve ValentineI r...
If there’s one form of literature that truly frightens me, it’s anthologies. Why? Because I personally find that when it comes to anthologies, I get really wrapped up in the plots only to find myself being cut off. The end. Done. Never mind how attached I got to the characters in the short story or ...
This is a great anthology of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction for teens. Almost all of the stories made me want to seek out the author's other work. The fantastic editors have chosen truly great representations of the genre. Highly recommended.