The first book in a trilogy of short series based around the apocalypse. This book concentrates on before the apocalypse (whatever it will be). ..Show More »r/>There were some really high calibre stories in this anthology. The following are all my 4 stars and above. Rarely do i get this many high ratings in an anthology.
“Heaven is a Place on Planet X” by Desirina Boskovich “The Gods Will Not Be Chained” by Ken Liu “Wedding Day” by Jake Kerr “In the Air” by Hugh Howey “Spores” by Seanan McGuire “She’s Got a Ticket to Ride” by Jonathan Maberry
As always where will be some stories that do nothing for me. The following were all rated 1.
“Removal Order” by Tananarive Due “Love Perverts” by Sarah Langan.
There were a couple of 2 stars as well, but the rest were inbetween.
The narration was generally of high calibre. There was 1 bad narration (Removal Order) and this could have impacted on my verdict for the 1 star.
Looking forward to the second book, which i will read/listen to nearer the release of the third book.
This and its sister books are a complete triumph - I was concerned that I might not like the short story format but it works soooo well. One or tw..Show More »o of the books are a little weak but others are increasingly good and I think what works and doesn't will vary between readers but this series is definitely worth every penny.
As a great fan of the first two volumes i have really disappointed with book 3. In the first two volumes there were occasionally stories i disliked, s..Show More »ome that were good if not entirely convincing but many that were absolutely mesmerising. Unfortunately in volume 3 these proportions have been reversed and i was left utterly disappointed. Some of the stories were so fanciful they had no chance of working. Sorry but its a big thumbs down from me.