By Justin Taylor

These are the methods the area ends. Thirty-four new and chosen Doomsday eventualities: a captivating number of paintings by way of canonical literary figures, modern masters, and some emerging stars, all of whom have seemed into the long run and located it lacking. throughout limitations of position and time, those writers rejoice the diversity and power of the fast tale as a kind through writing their very own conclusions to the tale of the area. Obliteration hasn't ever damage so reliable. individuals contain Grace Aguilar, Steve Aylett, Robert Bradley, Dennis Cooper, Lucy Corin, Elliott David, Matthew Derby, Carol Emshwiller, Brian Evenson, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Goldberg, Theodora Goss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jared Hohl, Shelley Jackson, Ursula ok. Le Guin, Stacey Levine, Tao Lin, Kelly hyperlink, H.P. Lovecraft, Gary Lutz, Rick Moody, Michael Moorcock, Adam Nemett, Josip Novakovich, Joyce Carol Oates, Colette Phair, Edgar Allan Poe, Terese Svoboda, Justin Taylor, Lynne Tillman, Deb Olin, Unferth, H.G. Wells, Allison Whittenberg, and Diane Williams.

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