As an author, I’m supposed to push the books and magazines where my stories appear—you know, the business side of things. Well, this one almost slipped by me, but is one that I’m particularly proud of because I share pages with some of my favorite writers, including George RR Martin, Paolo Bacigalupi, Bruce Sterling, Genevieve Valentine, and David Brin.
Today Wastelands 2, an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction, is available for purchase at all the major online stores (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.) and possible even through your local brick-and-mortal bookshop. From the cover copy:
For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time . . . This companion volume to the critically-acclaimed Wastelands offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, including works by George R.R. Martin, Junot Díaz, Seanan McGuire, Paolo Bacigalupi, and more. Award-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who’s who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.
I’m included in the “and more” part of the author list, but no complaints here. Wastelands 2 contains my story “Dreams in Dust,” which originally appeared in Lightspeed Magazine in 2012. This story is set on Earth after all water and hope have disappeared, except from one man who believes he carries the information to save both. If you’re looking for some great fiction, or simply love the apocalypse, pick up a copy of Wastelands 2. (I’m not sure if I should admit it, but planning to get my fanboy, vanity copy.)