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A fresh post-apocalyptic anthology: the end of the world seen through the salvage and ruins, featuring Emily St. John Mandel, Carmen Maria Machado, and more

This anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction asks: What would you save from the fire? In the moments when it all comes crashing down, what will we value the most, and how will we save it? 

Out of the Ruins features stories from China Miéville, Emily St. John Mandel, Clive Barker, Carmen Maria Machado, Charlie Jane Anders, Samuel R. Delaney, Ramsey Campbell, Lavie Tidhar, Kaaron Warrern, Anna Tambour, Nina Allan, Jeffrey Thomas, Paul Di Filippo, Ron Drummond, Nikhil Singh, John Skipp, Autumn Christian, Chris Kelso, Rumi Kaneko, Nick Mamatas, and D.R.G. Sugawara.

©2021 China Miéville, Ramsey Campbell, Clive Barker, Charlie Jane Anders, Emily St. John Mandel, Carmen Maria Machado, Preston Grassmann (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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who is preston glassman

fun ride. few good ideas. bought this for china m. japanese story mecha cringe.

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More misses than hits.

In all anthologies you'll have some bad but in this it's mostly bad. Maybe it's just badly labeled. But not many of these stories are from a ruined place. In the intro they explain that apocalypse means change, but the book isn't called Out of the Apocalypse.

There are definitely good stories in here, but not many about ruins.