The End of the World

  • by Martin H. Greenberg (editor)
  • Narrated by Suehyla El Attar, Nicholas Tecosky
  • 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Famous stories of the apocalypse by the world’s best science fiction writers.
Before The Road by Cormac McCarthy brought apocalyptic fiction into the mainstream, there was science fiction. No longer relegated to the fringes of literature, this explosive collection of the world’s best apocalyptic writers brings the inventors of alien invasions, devastating meteors, doomsday scenarios, and all-out nuclear war back to with a bang. The best writers of the early 1900s were the first to flood New York with tidal waves, destroy Illinois with alien invaders, paralyze Washington with meteors, and lay waste to the Midwest with nuclear fallout. Now collected for the first time ever in one apocalyptic volume are those early doomsday writers and their contemporaries, including Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Lucius Shepard, Robert Sheckley, Norman Spinrad, Arthur C. Clarke, William F. Nolan, Poul Anderson, Fredric Brown, Lester del Rey, and more. Relive these childhood classics or discover them here for the first time. Each story details the eerie political, social, and environmental destruction of our world.

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Audible Editor Reviews

What will humanity’s demise look like?
To answer that question, veteran anthologizer Martin Greenberg selects unsettling stories from masters of apocalyptic fiction. The team of Suehyla El Attar and Nicholas Tecosky play off each other in performance of individuals and groups who face the end, or have to live in a time and world where all we now experience is long gone. Here is the world’s political, social, and environmental destruction as envisioned by geniuses of speculation, including Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Robert Sheckley, Norman Spinrad, Arthur C. Clarke, William F. Nolan, Poul Anderson, and Lester del Rey.

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Customer Reviews

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Mix of good and terrible stories.

The good stories carried the narrator, but the others only enhanced a droning and rather flat performance. Such a combination almost made me put the book down for good several times.
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- Amazon Customer

Doom, despair and agony!!!

old sci-fi stories,some better than others but all interesting. performance ok but the writing styles made some of the stories hard to follow. Doomsday stories are not cheerful, so you might want to listen to a few at a time.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios