Recently, I started reading a 19th Century novel, The Black Coats: The Parisian Jungle by Paul Feval, and translated by Brian Stableford. Predictably, the book offers a very olden writing style. Omnipotent, with numerous interruptions from the author slash narrator, and frequent point of view jumps between characters. This makes for a somewhat hectic read. But.
Survival is a mean, cold bastard. You think you’ve got it all figured out, then the world ends, and you realize, well, not quite. At least, that’s what the twelve stories in The End, a short story apocalyptic anthology featuring speculative fiction written by the SFFWorld.com forum members, tell us. And so you learn that the end can be faced in many different ways, by being nice to your floor cleaner, by ingesting bacteria, through introspection, with celestial physics making its naughty things.
Anyhow, some of us agreed to do a tour. Each week, someone else would blog shortly about their experience with the anthology, and give a short blurb on a story that impressed them, an angle they liked best, a message they would like to focus on. This week is my turn, and so let me tell you what I had in mind.
Hullo, friends. The End: Visions of Apocalypse is an anthology presented by SFFWorld.com members, and it includes twelve stories that detail various depictions of the end of the world. The anthology features the work of Michael J. Sullivan, Hugh Howey, Tristis Ward, and nine other writers, myself among the bunch, all with their own apocalyptic visions. From grim destruction to tragic suffering, and even humor, no version of the Earth is safe. Well, the world did not end when it supposed to, and now, the book is also available on Amazon.
Dear readers, as you most vividly recall, several months ago, I participated in a writing contest called The End – a short story apocalyptic anthology featuring speculative fiction written by the SFFWorld.com forum members. As you even more vividly remember, I was voted among the winners. And now the book compiling the stories is out, just a few days before the world officially ends, so you’d better hurry and grab yourself a copy. Best thing? It’s free.
Here’s the thing. Some time ago, SFFWorld.com has organized and launched an on-going writing contest, called The End – a short story apocalyptic anthology featuring speculative fiction written by the site’s forum members. Stories, ranging in size from 2,000 to 5,000 words, are submitted via three contests on the Writing Forum of SFFWorld.com, revolving around Earth, Wind and Fire elements. Guess what, I participated in the recent Wind contest part, and I’m one of the three selected winners!