A is for Armageddon (Paperback)

A Catalogue of Disasters That May Culminate in the End of the World as We Know It

By Richard Horne

Harper Perennial, 9780062005939, 272pp.

Publication Date: December 21, 2010



A Is for Armageddon is a stunningly illustrated, eye-openingly informative, and wickedly entertaining catalog of disasters that may possibly culminate in the end of the world as we know it. Richard Horne--author of 101 Things to Do Before You Die and illustrator of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, as well as the covers for J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter School Books for Comic Relief, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Quidditch Through the Ages--combines science, religion, and sociology with good old fashioned paranoia to explore humankind's dire future. From the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to super volcanoes, A Is for Armageddon is a delectable compendium of doom--and in plenty of time for 2012

Praise For A is for Armageddon: A Catalogue of Disasters That May Culminate in the End of the World as We Know It

“For real calamity, Richard Horne is your man, and “A Is for Armageddon” is his illustrated catalog of all the ways you and the world might bite it. In his hands the means to the End become wonders to behold...[A] Technicolor parade of visual metaphors.”
-New York Times

“A catalog of potentially life-on-earth-ending catastrophes that will warm a pessimist’s heart…Horne takes a decidedly tongue-in-cheek approach to the end of days, reveling, like any good pessimist, in the sheer misery of it all. His compendium is colorfully illustrated and quite exhaustive.”
-The New Yorker

“Horne gives us an Armageddon that’s vivid and flashy with hip characterizations and humor that’s the equivalent of the comic relief in a Shakespearean tragedy….Don’t let the jokes and splashy colors fool you, though. He’s as thoughtful as he is comprehensive.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Richard Horne’s beautifully illustrated new book ‘A Is for Armageddon: An Illustrated Catalogue of Disasters’ is the perfect last-minute gift for the end of days alarmist on your holiday list.”

“A beautifully illustrated, delightfully dystopian guide to the apocalypse.”