Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

By Ellen Datlow (Editor); Terri Windling (Editor)

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423146193, 370pp.

Publication Date: October 2012


If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short story anthology, each story exploring the lives of teen protagonists raised in catastrophe's wake-whether set in the days after the change, or decades far in the future.

New York Times bestselling authors Gregory Maguire, Garth Nix, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Carrie Ryan, Beth Revis, and Jane Yolen are among the many popular and award-winning storytellers lending their talents to this original and spellbinding anthology.

About the Author
Ellen Datlow is a winner of multiple World Fantasy Awards, two Hugo Awards for Best Editor, two Bram Stoker Awards, the International Horror Guild Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre." In 2014, she was named Lifetime Achievement Winner of the World Fantasy Award. In a career spanning more than twenty-five years, she has been the long-time fiction editor of "Omni "and more recently the fiction editor of SCIFI.COM. She has edited many successful anthologies, including "Blood Is Not Enough", "A Whisper of Blood", "Alien Sex", "Blood and Other Cravings", and, with Terri Windling, "Sirens", "Queen Victoria's Book of Spells, Snow"" White", "Blood Red" and five other titles in their adult Fairy Tales anthology series;" The Green Man", "The Faery Reel", and "The Coyote Road" for young adults; and, for younger readers, "A Wolf at the Door", "Swan Sister", and "Troll's Eye View". She also co-edits the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series. Ellen Datlow lives in Manhattan.

Terri Windling is a writer, editor, artist, and passionate advocate of fantasy literature. She has won six World Fantasy awards for her editorial work and the Mythopoeic Award for her novel "The Wood Wife". She has edited over thirty anthologies, many in collaboration with Ellen Datlow--including the Snow White, Blood Red adult fairy-tale series, "The Armless Maiden", "Sirens", "The Green Man", and "Swan Sister". She has also written children's books and articles on myth and folklore, and she edits the Endicott Studio Online Journal of Mythic Arts website. She divides her time between homes in Devon, England, and Tucson, Arizona.