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Adams, John Joseph

6 Books

Book Cover of Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by Adams, John Joseph

Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon - these are our guides through the Wastelands... From the Book of Revelations to The Road Warrior; from A Canticle for Leibowitz to The Road, storytellers have long imagined the end of the world, weaving tales of catastrophe, chaos, and calamity. Gathering together the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today's most renowned authors of speculative fiction, including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King, Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon.


Book Cover of By Blood We Live by Adams, John Joseph

From Publishers Weekly The usually superlative Adams (_Federations_) delivers a merely solid collection of modern vampire tales. Although most of the stories are reprints, John Langan's novella The Wide, Carnivorous Sky, original to the volume, is the highlight, telling the tale of four Fallujah veterans who witness something even more horrific than war. Many of the classic reprints (including Stephen King's One for the Road and Jane Yolen's Mama Gone) are worthwhile, but the newer reprints are a mixed bag. Bruce McAllister's Hit is witty and touching; Lilith Saintcrow's attempted hard-boiled pastiche, A Standup Dame, completely flops. Vampire fans might wish for more humor and unusual twists on the theme, but there are enough standout stories—including Gabriella Lee's gorgeous Hunger and Michael Marshall Smith's melancholy This Is Now—to satisfy and entertain. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From School Library Journal Adult/High School—This anthology offers many perspectives on vampires and includes 30 short stories by popular authors written over the last 30 years. Included are Neil Gaiman's unusual take on Snow White, Anne Rice's story in which the house—or is it a being within?—takes control, and Harry Turtledove's tale about what is really hidden under St. Peter's in Rome and its implications for the Catholic Church. A number of these stories are sexual in nature and a few are downright disturbing. Consider this purchase if you have mature vampire, fantasy, and horror readers.—_Janet Melikian, Central High School East, Fresno, CA_ Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Book Cover of Living Dead 2, The by Adams, John Joseph

The Living Dead 2 has more of what zombie fans hunger for ? more scares, more action, more... brains! Experience the indispensable series that defines the very best in zombie literature with original stories by Kelley Armstrong, Karina Sumner-Smith, Carrie Ryan, Jamie Lackey, Genevieve Valentine, Brian Keene, Simon R. Green, David Wellington, David Barr Kirtley, Matt London, Joe McKinney, Walter Greatshell, Bob Fingerman, S. G. Browne, Jonathan Maberry, Mira Grant, Marc Paoletti, cherie priest, Robert Kirkman, Max Brooks, David Moody, Sarah Langan, Steven Gould, and John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow. In addition to these original stories, The Living Dead 2 features 18 additional reprint zombie stories. All this adds up to a Landmark volume that helps define what zombie godfather John Skipp calls "The New Zombie Literature."


Book Cover of Lightspeed: Year One by Adams, John Joseph

Lightspeed: Year One compiles all the fiction published by the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed in its first year. Originally published stories include Nebula Award finalists Vylar Kaftan's "I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You in Reno" and Adam-Troy Castro's "Arvies" as well as Carrie Vaughn's Hugo Award-nominated "Amaryllis". Plus there are classic stories by Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and more. The popular, critically-acclaimed Lightspeed is edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed publishes all types of science fiction, from near-future sociological soft sf to far-future star-spanning hard sf—and everything in between. Each month, Lightspeed features a mix of original and classic stories, from a variety of authors, showcasing the best new genre voices along with bestsellers, award-winners, fan favorites, and notable authors readers already know. Contents: Introduction – John Joseph Adams June 2010, Issue One I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You in Reno – Vylar Kaftan The Cassandra Project – Jack McDevitt Cats in Victory – David Barr Kirtley Amaryllis – Carrie Vaughn July 2010, Issue Two No Time Like the Present – Carol Emshwiller Manumission – Tobias S. Buckell The Zeppelin Conductors' Society Annual Gentlemen's Ball – Genevieve Valentine ...For a Single Yesterday – George R. R. Martin August 2010, Issue Three How to Become a Mars Overlord – Catherynne M. Valente Patient Zero – Tananarive Due Arvies – Adam-Troy Castro More Than the Sum of His Parts – Joe Haldeman September 2010, Issue Four Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain – Yoon Ha Lee The Long Chase – Geoffrey A. Landis Amid the Words of War – Cat Rambo Travelers – Robert Silverberg October 2010, Issue Five (SF-Horror Hybrids Issue) Hindsight – Sarah Langan Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back – Joe R. Lansdale The Taste of Starlight – John R. Fultz Beachworld – Stephen King November 2010, Issue Six Standard Loneliness Package – Charles Yu Faces in Revolving Souls – Caitlin R. Kiernan Hwang's Billion Brilliant Daughters – Alice Sola Kim Ej-Es – Nancy Kress December 2010, Issue Seven In-Fall – Ted Kosmatka The Observer – Kristine Kathryn Rusch Jenny's Sick – David Tallerman The Silence of the Asonu – Ursula K. Le Guin January 2011, Issue Eight Postings from an Amorous Tomorrow – Corey Mariani Cucumber Gravy – Susan Palwick Black Fire – Tanith Lee The Elephants of Poznan – Orson Scott Card February 2011, Issue Nine Long Enough And Just So Long – Cat Rambo The Passenger – Julie E. Czerneda Simulacrum – Ken Liu Breakaway, Backdown – James Patrick Kelly March 2011, Issue Ten Saying the Names – Maggie Clark Gossamer – Stephen Baxter Spider the Artist – Nnedi Okorafor Woman Leaves Room – Robert Reed April 2011, Issue Eleven All That Touches the Air – An Owomoyela Maneki Neko – Bruce Sterling Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son – Tom Crosshill Velvet Fields – Anne McCaffrey May 2011, Issue Twelve The Harrowers – Eric Gregory Bibi From Jupiter – Tessa Mellas Eliot Wrote – Nancy Kress Scales – Alastair Reynolds


Book Cover of Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The by Adams, John Joseph

Includes - 'A Sherlockiana Primer' by Christopher Roden; 'The Horror of the Many Faces' by Tim Lebbon; 'The Case of the Bloodless Sock' by Anne Perry; 'The Adventure of the Other Detective' by Bradley H. Sinor; 'A Scandal in Montreal' by Edward D. Hoch; 'The Adventure of the Field Theorems' by Vonda N. McIntyre; 'The Adventure of the Death-Fetch' by Darrell Schweitzer; 'The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland' by Mary Robinette Kowal; 'The Adventure of the Mummyís Curse' by H. Paul Jeffers; 'The Things That Shall Come Upon Them' by Barbara Roden; 'Murder to Music' by Anthony Burgesss; 'The Adventure of the Inertial Adjustor' by Stephen Baxter; 'Mrs; Hudsonís Case' by Laurie R. King; 'The Singular Habits of Wasps' by Geoffrey A. Landis; 'The Affair of the 46th Birthday' by Amy Myers; 'The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey' by Peter Tremayne; 'The Vale of the White Horse' by Sharyn McCrumb; 'The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger' by Michael Moorcock; 'The Adventure of the Lost World' by Dominic Green; 'The Adventure of the Antiquarianís Niece' by Barbara Hambly; 'Dynamics of a Hanging' by Tony Pi; 'Merridew of Abominable Memory' by Chris Roberson; 'Commonplaces' by Naomi Novik; 'The Adventure of the Pirates of Devilís Cape' by Rob Rogers; 'The Adventure of the Green Skull' by Mark Valentine; 'The Human Mystery' by Tanith Lee; 'A Study in Emerald' by Neil Gaiman; 'You See But You Do Not Observe' by Robert J. Sawyer.


Book Cover of Other Worlds Than These by Adams, John Joseph

What if you could not only travel any location in the world, but to any possible world? We can all imagine such “other worlds”--be they worlds just slightly different than our own or worlds full of magic and wonder--but it is only in fiction that we can travel to them. From The Wizard of Oz to The Dark Tower, from Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass to C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, there is a rich tradition of this kind of fiction, but never before have the best parallel world stories and portal fantasies been collected in a single volume--until now.