Holy smokes! The last couple weeks have been a blur. Partly because of other projects, but also partly because of the release of A is for Apocalypse. It’s here! Out and available for purchase and reading. It hasn’t really been *that* long in coming, but it kind of feels like it, at least to me.
I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of this book. I think it’s a fantastic way to kick off the whole series of books (which I’ve taken to calling the ABCs of Awesome. At least in my head LoL). Part of the reason it feels to perfect is because it’s about the apocalypse. The apocalypse is about the end of the world, but every ending is also a beginning and so what better way to–
Did I have you going?
Did you think, just for a second there, that I was going to have some sort of deep or meaningful thought?
The truth is, I just really love apocalypse stories. I always have.
At an age when other people were playing ‘house’ I was playing ‘runaways’ which was a lot like house except that my siblings and I had run away from home and were re-building a new one. The game was about survival. It was about ingenuity. Starting over.
Once I actually discovered apocalyptic (and post-apocalyptic) movies and books? Dude, I was in heaven.
When I decided to do this series of anthologies the only question for the first book was whether it was going to be titled A is for Apocalypse or A is for the Apocalypse. The subject matter was never in doubt.
I really enjoyed the variety of stories this collection has to offer, and also the myriad of ways people chose to end the world. If you’re into apocalyptic fiction, I think you will too.
As a way of celebrating A is for Apocalypse’s release, several of the contributors to it are participating in a blog train. Over the next several days you’ll be able to hop from one blog to the other, getting a little taste of what they have to say about the book. If you have a moment please take a look at some of their blog posts, and then if your interest is piqued, maybe check out A is for Apocalypse itself. You might just like it!
A is for Apocalypse Blog Tour:
August 20 — Rhonda Parrish ~ Apocalyptic Blog Train
August 21 — Pete Aldin ~ How Will The End Come?
August 22 — C.S. MacCath Car #3 on the A is for Apocalypse Blog Train
August 23 — Simon Kewin A is for Apocalypse: The Blog Train
August 24 — Milo James Fowler A is for Apocalypse, C is for…?
August 25 — Sara Cleto A is for Apocalypse Blog Train
August 26 — Alexis A. Hunter Apocalyptic vs Post-Apocalyptic
August 28 — Alexandra Seidel A is for Apocalypse Blog Train
August 29 — BD Wilson Car 9: It’s the End of the World As We Know It
August 30 — Samantha Kymmell-Harvey A is for Apocalypse Blog Train – All Aboard!
August 31 — Rhonda Parrish http://www.rhondaparrish.com
(I will be going through and adding links directly to the appropriate blog post as the tour goes on.)
Praise for A is for Apocalypse:
“In A is for Apocalypse, the world ends in both fire and ice–and by asteroid, flood, virus, symphony, immortality, the hands of our vampire overlords, and crowdfunding. A stellar group of authors explores over two dozen of the bangs and whispers that might someday take us all out. Often bleak, sometimes hopeful, always thoughtful, if A is for Apocalypse is as prescient as it is entertaining, we’re in for quite a ride.”
– Amanda C. Davis, author of The Lair of the Twelve Princesses
“Editor Rhonda Parrish gives us apocalyptic fiction at its finest. There’s not a whimper to be heard amongst these twenty-six End of the World stories. A wonderful collection.”
– Deborah Walker, Nature Futures author
“One of the “good ones”… creative and imaginative works of short fiction around a compelling theme.”
– Ian Dawe, Sequart Magazine
“…with an assortment of plots and genres (some horror, some science fiction, even a few dabbling in romance and humour) there’s a little bit here for everyone. Fans of apocalyptic tales should find A is for Apocalypse entertaining…”
– Jess Landry, Hellnotes
“A is for Apocalypse is a clever anthology that I’d recommend to anyone who is a fan of hard science fiction.”
– Astilbe, Long and Short Reviews
A is for Apocalypse
Available now at:
Smashwords (Coupon PJ67Q will give you 10% off in August)
CreateSpace Paperback (Coupon TY6D2CWD will give you 10% off in August)
And also at Goodreads