The end of the world is upon us. Okay, I dont mean that literally. But figuratively, yes, the end of the world is here among the pages of the latest volume of Fiction River.
Editor John Helfers selected fourteen powerful stories from Fiction River authors both new and familiar to drop us right in the middle of the end.
Heres the synopsis:
Fiction River: Visions of the Apocalypse
Edited by John Helfers
The end of the world might come in many forms: ecological disaster, alien invasion, cosmic chaos the possibilities for destruction seem endless. So, how will those facing the end of the world deal with impending doom? The fourteen talented authors of Fiction Rivers latest volume explore just that. From an intrepid adventurer fleeing a world-destroying terror to a man who discovers the most savage destroyers of civilization are closer than he thought, to a chilling tale of our whole planet hurled into the icy black reaches of space, these gripping stories demonstrate why Astro Guyz calls Fiction River a wonderful, mind-expanding read.
Table of Contents
String of Pearls by Eric Kent Edstrom
The Shoes I Wore This Morning by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Dust Devil, the Riffraff, and the Big Orange Sunset by Valerie Brook
Goin to the Chapel by Rebecca M. Senese
With Wings the End by Rob Vagle
Cogs in the Machine by Paul Eckheart
The Faerie Invasion by Anthea Sharp
Demon-touched by Travis Heermann
Same Time Next Year by M. E. Owen
The Story That Has to Be Written by Louisa Swann
Tyrph Rights by David Stier
Paradox. Lost. by Stefon Mears
The Night of Brahma by Leigh Saunders
Three Degrees Above Zero by Doug Dandridge
Ive long gravitated toward apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction but typically in a longer form. These stories, however, pack an emotional punch unique, in my opinion, to this shorter form. The stories launch you into the event, hold you fast, and linger long after the narrative comes to an end. It is one of the most powerful volumes of Fiction River weve published to date.
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Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.