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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 best-selling 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.

Introduction 2012 by Terri Windling“The Segment” copyright 2012 by Genevieve Valentine“After the Cure” copyright 2012 by Carrie Ryan“Valedictorian” copyright 2012 by N. K. Jemisin“Visiting Nelson” copyright 2012 by Katherine Langrish“All I Know of Freedom” copyright 2012 by Carol Emshwiller“The Other Elder” copyright 2012 by Beth Revis“The Great Game at the End of the World” copyright 2012 by Matthew Kressel“Reunion” copyright 2012 by Susan Beth Pfeffer“Blood Drive” copyright 2012 by Jeffrey Ford“Reality Girl” copyright 2012 by Richard Bowes.

©2012 “How Th’irth Wint Rong by Hapless Joey @ homeskool.guv” copyright 2012 by Gregory Maguire“Rust with Wings” copyright 2012 by Steven Gould“Faint Heart” copyright 2012 by Sarah Rees Brennan“The Easthound” copyright 2012 by Nalo Hopkinson“Gray” copyright 2012 by Jane Yolen“Before” copyright 2012 by Carolyn Dunn“Fake Plastic Trees” copyright 2012 by Caitlín R. Kiernan“You Won’t Feel a Thing” copyright 2012 by Garth Nix“The Marker” copyright 2012 by Cecil CastellucciAfterword 2012 by Terri Windling (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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  • Jonathan Taylor
  • 06-12-20

Each story made my cry.

Whether with empathetic joy or sympathetic dread for a predictable future foretold; these stories caused me to come to tears. Masterful.

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  • donna
  • 14-05-15

Most enjoyable

I really enjoyed the shorts and the background of this genre Worth your time cash or credit I plan to search out some of the recommendations