After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

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 Years Soon After The Change, Or In 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.After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

Ellen Datlow has been an award winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co edited a large number of award winning original anthologies Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After the last three with Ter

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  • 384 pages
  • After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia
  • Ellen Datlow
  • English
  • 24 February 2019

10 thoughts on “After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

  1. says:

    i know that this collection is a YA collection, but it really doesn t read like one usually in YA collections, there is sort of a range of stories, qualitatively, that reflect the range of teen readers, from stronger to reluctant readers but these stories, even the ones i wasn t totally crazy about, are completely sophisticated and could be included in any adult fantasy collection well, mostly there is the meh one that didn t really do anything for me, and seemed a little young.oh, YA, you grow up so fastsometimes, even in full length Ya dystopias, details are sacrificed it is as though writers think well, it is dystopian, so it doesn t have to be logical i imagine it is even harder to accomplish in a short story, so my hat is off to all of the authors, and it is good to see so many different takes on the dysto world the segmentthis is a good way to open the collection, as it highlights the idea that just because you are in a dystopian setting doesn t mean you know the rules or who to trust.things are usually even complicated than they appear it is a good blend of woah and yeah, i could see that happening, and i liked the discovery process the reader takes along with the character in this story after the curethis is an interesting premise a disease causes some people to go...

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    Short story collections and anthologies are always a mixed bag for me Not only do I struggle with my own personal hang ups when it comes to the short story format itself, you pretty much know going in to any anthology there will be hits and there will be misses If you re lucky, a few will emerge as outstanding pieces of awesomeness, and I m thankful to report I experienced that here.Two things attracted me to this collection 1 Ellen Datlow editor extraordinaire and 2 you had me at dystopia I m addicted to tales of dark and dangerous futures comprised of post apocalyptic landscapes, where human survival is not a given, and the long and suffocating reach of a rigidly controlled society is profoundly felt I admit that these days we ve gotten pretty footloose and fancy free when it comes to our definition of dystopia I m not a purist by any means, but there are elements I expect to see or not as it were if I m going to consider a story full on dystopian Much of it has to do with how well the society and its rules are conceived Dystopia just like the devil is in the details But we are talking about a spectrum And there ...

  3. says:

    Detailed Review of AfterThe SegmentReally interesting world and characters Reminded me of Hunger Games 7After the CureInteresting take on a zombie apocalypse Great characters 9ValedictorianGreat setting I really enjoyed it.9Visiting NelsonI couldn t read than two pages because the narrative is written from the perspective of an illiterate teenager, i.e Sint Paul, useta, coz, etc.0All I Know of FreedomThis story was really weird I didn t like it because it was a green global warming story making fun of religious people.2The Other ElderThe Giver on a generation ship.5The Great Game at the End of the WorldReally weird The earth was destroyed and friendly monsters roamed the surface The two characters play a baseball game with the monsters.3ReunionPortrays a revolution in a Hunger Games esque world.6Blood DriveA story about high schoolers carrying hand guns to school, and the problems that causes.7Reality GirlOdd story about people who dive in poisonous water after golden coins to please tourists Reality Girl gets recruited to help with a movie and learns about herself in the process.8How Thirth Wint Rong By Hapless JoeyDidn t even bother with this one The title scared me off.0Rust with WingsBugs tha...

  4. says:

    3 stars A little better than expected Only 2 stories that were below average or irritating in some way None were mind blowing.

  5. says:

    This book has 3 big things going for it 1 They re young adult postapocalyptic, which is rare.2 All of the stories take place only after the disaster has occurred it doesn t really matter how it happened o...

  6. says:

    This book will always be my favorite because it s about my favorite genre it never bored me and i loved the different takes on what an apocalypse would be like love love love 3 always on the look out for books like this one.

  7. says:

    Oh, I enjoyed a lot of these stories, they were creepy, and good, and now I m one step closer to rereading Across the Universe

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    OKAY, because this is abuncha little stories bundled up in one, I m just going to keep updating this review as I go along so I don t forget any important details The Segment, by Genevieve Valentine 2 stars.Ok so, for some reason it took me super long to get past this story And that s pathetic cause its so short But I found it completely boring and I didn t even understand what was going on til the end Like, at all I don t even know why I know, so sad But whatever After the cure, by Carrie Ryan 3.5 stars.I loved this story The idea of writing about a rehabilitated zombie was wonderful, and the character was portrayed very well I could relate her and her issues while also being like ok, this is something new Great story Valedictorian, by N.K Jemisin 3 stars You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes The Matrix This story reminds me so much of this m...

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    I give this book a 10 10, all of the stories went together nicely while being intelligent and able to hold their heads up high saying We all make sense and make you want to read But that sucks to be you because there might not be Segment by Genevieve ValentineThis story was very interesting, it really made me think of the significance of actors in the present time, the characters were interesting and although one girl was very irritating her annoying ness wasn t without reason Great story.After the Cure by Carrie RyanThis story was so incredible, with zombies vampires an interesting mix in and of itself that are being cured and left to fit into a society with a hatred towards them The story was intense and managed to resolve itself within it s designated twenty pages Another great storyValedictorian by N.K JemismsWith cyborg alien droids taking away from humans who are degenerating into a nasty race of the desperate and dumb this short tale makes you question what exactly is humanity Who has the real understanding of how to be great With such deep questions it s amazing this manages to answer them withing it s boundaries without getting lengthy and boring.Visiting Nelson by Katherine LangrishDrugs are bad for you kids, you could turn into a nasty, vile, hairy beast At least, in this story you can With a boy and his older mentally disabled brother escaping a drug dealer to find their own god like fi...

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    It s challenging to build a believable, detailed world with developed, relatable characters in a short story In order to make a story interesting, you have to add an intriguing plot with good pacing Some authors are successful than others at these tasks.3.5 The Segment by Genevieve Valentine The first page was confusing and hard to get into, but then the story picked up Loved the ending, which really pulled everything together.4 After the Cure by Carrie Ryan The pacing was quick and the tension high until the ending, which was predictable and thus disappointing Excellent world building and internal monologue The character s emotional responses were very clear and interesting to follow.5 Valedictorian by N.K Jemisin Excellent world building and character development in such a short space.3 Visiting Nelson by Katherin Langrish The slang doesn t seem authentic the spellings are confusing unnecessary eg teknikly Some of the jokes fall flat Excellent development of setting, using sound and smell Good pacin...

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