Sunday, December 02, 2012
The Stupefying Stories line-up
I'm reposting from its web page the rundown of the December issue of Stupefying Stories:
Hard to believe it's December 2012 already. Depending on who you listen to we only have about three weeks left before the world ends, either from magnetic pole reversal, crossing the galactic ecliptic, the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, a collision with Planet X, global warming, global cooling, the return of Quetzalcoatl, President Obama and Speaker of the House Boehner joining hands, flooring it, and going full Thelma & Louise off the edge of the fiscal cliff, or the regrettable and wholly inexplicable failure of the Ancient Mayans to invent the perpetual calendar.
In any case, as we were putting together this book, we thought: what better way to go out with a bang that with a bunch of great stories exploring the end of the world—and what might come after? From ecological catastrophes to alien invasions; from tyrannical overreaching central governments to dangerous unfettered cowboy capitalists: It's the End of the World, As We Know It!
And the stories in this book will make you feel just fine.
STUPEFYING STORIES 1.11 (a.k.a., "the December edition"), is edited by award-winning writer Bruce Bethke and features:
"We Talk Like Gods," by Jon David
"Tiny, Tiny Hungers," by Mark Wolf
"Moonbubble," by Eric Cline
"The Relic," by Lou Antonelli
"Mr. Non-Existent," by Paul Malone
"Blue Stripped," by Gerry Huntman
"HoPE," by A. A. Leil
"Avocado Rutabaga Aubergine," by M. Bennardo
"In the Shadows of the Empire of Coal," by Shaun Duke
"Measure of Intelligence," by Torah Cottrill
"The Gods of Sand and Stone," by Joel V. Kela
If you want to go to the web page (which has all the Amazon and Barnes & Noble links), the link is here:
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