17 Stories About the End of the World

Rated 2.50/5 based on 2 reviews
17 short (sometimes very, very short) stories about the end of the world, by gods, war, pollution, alien invasion, robot insurrection, and passing away gently when time has run out.

Writers of the Future winner Luc Reid offers the human side of the end of the world--even when there are no humans involved.
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About Luc Reid

Luc Reid is a Writers of the Future winner whose fiction and nonfiction have also appeared in Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Abyss & Apex, and other venues. He's the founder of the Codex online neo-pro writers' group at www.codexwriters.com; author of Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures (Writers Digest Books, 2006) at www.subculturetalk.com; a founding member of flash fiction group The Daily Cabal, on which site well over a hundred of his stories have appeared (www.dailycabal.com); a former radio commentator for Jacksonville, Florida NPR affiliate WJCT; and a columnist for Futurismic (www.futurismic.com) with his Brain Hacks for Writers series.

Reid's writing Web site is www.lucreid.com. He blogs sporadically about writing at reidwrite.livejournal.com and posts five articles a week on tactics and insights for self-motivation at www.willpowerengine.com . His eBook The Writing Engine: A Practical Guide to Writing Motivation, is available for PDF download on his site (free) as well as for Kindle. You can find him on Twitter @lucreid.

Reid's latest book is Bam! 172 Hellaciously Quick Stories, initially available for Kindle only. Bam! follows normal people in strange and impossible situation, with stories of Cinderella's divorce, the Monkey God, the Robot Insurrection, the world ending at least 8 different ways, and much more.

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TMS reviewed on Feb. 12, 2013

Very good writing, interesting concepts,believable characters,scenarios that suck you in, good stories.
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Sarah (Workaday Reads) reviewed on Jan. 23, 2012

This is a quick little collection of flash fiction about the world ending. I found some of the stories a little lacking in detail and hard to connect to.

I enjoyed the story On That Last Afternoon the most, which, ironically, is the only story where the world does not actually end. This story had a realism and humour that made it stand out from the others.
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