Book Review: This Way to the End Times edited by Robert Silverberg

This Way to the End Times Book Review

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This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, is an anthology filled with dystopian fiction. Showing all the ways that authors can come up with to tell of the apocalypse.

This Way to the End Times Book Review

The legendary Robert Silverberg introduces each story. The stories are ones that he has hand-picked and he details exactly why he chose them for the collection.

These stories covers a wide range of auhors. From classic science fiction to contemporary authors. This fascinating collection is well rounded and a joy to read. I love that he has chosen diverse authors for this collection.

I am a fan of the dystopian sci-fi genre, when it’s nothing to do with zombies (they’ve been way, way overdone IMHO). In this collection, there are no zombies anywhere. What you do find is imaginative ideas into how the world will end. From, aliens, to our own fallibility, they’re all in there. I enjoyed seeing how each authors view has changed throughout the years.

If you are fan of classic tales of sci-fi or more a fan of the contemporary dystopian genre, you’ll enjoy this book. There’s something here for everyone.

About the Book

This Way to the End Times bookcoverTHIS WAY TO THE END TIMES: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse, gathers twenty-one gripping stories about the not-too-distant demise of the earth as we know it.

And what a collection! From obscure, very rare classic tales by science-fiction legends Jules Vernes and Olaf Stapledon, to intense works by Grand Masters Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and Brian W. Aldiss, to haunting stories by contemporary authors Dale Bailey, Karen Haber, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and Megan Arkenberg, THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES paves the road to the
fantastical future, alternating humor with grit, and hope with ghastly post-apocalyptic visions.

About the Editor

Robert SilverbergEditor ROBERT SILVERBERG—one of science-fiction’s most beloved writers—hand-picked each piece in the collection and includes an introduction to each story, detailing reasons for its selection and offering insight into its position in the history of apocalyptic literature. Author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside and At Winter’s End, Silverberg is a former president
of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards, and a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master.

I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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