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Review: “Terminus,” Peter Clines

Rating: 5 out of 5 Peter Clines’ Terminus has a relationship of sorts with his earlier novel, 14 [review]. There’s a group called the Family, and they’re essentially a doomsday cult with a twist: they’re looking to destroy a Machine

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Review: “The End Has Come,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 Book one in the triptych, The End Is Nigh, was a collection of pre-apocalyptic short stories. Book two, The End is Here, took place during the apocalyptic event(s). Now The End Has Come (The Apocalypse

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Review: “The End Is Now,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 In volume one, The End Is Nigh [review], the stories led up to an apocalypse. In The End is Now (The Apocalypse Triptych Book 2), the apocalypse is upon us. The third volume will be

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Review: “The End Is Nigh,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey have edited the glorious anthology, The End is Nigh (The Apocalypse Triptych) (Volume 1). The idea is that the first anthology deals with the events leading up to the

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Review: “Apocalyptic,” ed. S.C. Butler, Joshua Palmatier

Rating: 4 out of 5 S.C. Butler and Joshua Palmatier edited the anthology Apocalyptic. It has some great familiar authors in it (Seanan McGuire! Tanya Huff!) and more by authors I’m not as familiar with. Like most anthologies your taste

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Review: “Before We Die Alone,” Ike Hamill

Rating: 4 out of 5 Oh boy. I’m not even sure how to start describing Ike Hamill’s Before We Die Alone. Dennis is a programmer, hardware guy, and project lead. He also has a friend named Adam who talks to

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Review: “Oblivion,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Oblivion (Demons of Oblivion Book 5) is the conclusion to this wonderful series. Vampire Zara Lain accidentally kicked off the apocalypse in the previous novel, and now it’s really shifting into gear.

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Review: “Survivor Song,” Paul Tremblay

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Paul Tremblay’s Survivor Song: A Novel, it’s the zombie apocalypse. Well okay, not really. Anyone can tell you the infected people are very much alive and are not zombies. It also isn’t an apocalypse

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Short Take: “Fungoid,” William Meikle

Pros: A fungal apocalypse with a touch of cosmic horror! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s (novella? Short novel? Not sure which) Fungoid introduces us to a fungal apocalypse. Jim Noble is on hand when the first

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Short Take: “Wither and Other Stories,” Sonora Taylor

Rating: 4 out of 5 I’ve been a fan of Sonora Taylor’s work since stumbling across the oh-so-twisted Without Condition [review]. Her Wither and Other Stories contains four short stories, not all of which fit the horror or apocalyptic milieu.

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