A collection of short science fiction, each touching on a different world-ending scenario. The characters are diverse and the stories vary wildly, but each asks the question: What will it mean for the world to end, and at what point are those endings just new beginnings?
Stories presented in this collection:
The Gregorian Chronicles
His Island Fortress
Review 4 of 5 Stars
I was provided a copy of this book from Asymmetrical Press. However, it did take me a year to get to it so I might not find any additional requests from them.
This was a quick read that I very much enjoyed. I easily read the entire thing in about four hours and thought it would make a nice break in between the Game of Thrones reviews.
7 or 8 Ways to End the World is exactly that. This collection of short fiction explores multiple possibilities for how the world might end, some more plausible and thought-provoking than others. The stories contained in this collection are for people who like to think more so than for the action adventure addict. Mr. Wright explores several scenarios and it had a bit of that Twilight Zone flavor in my opinion.
The author has a good voice and I very much enjoyed his storytelling style. As this a short story collection I would be doing an injustice to give too much detail. If you enjoy short fiction you can pick up the Kindle version for under $1.