Apocalypse Triptych

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The Apocalypse Triptych
The End is Nigh
The End is Now
The End has Come

Book Synopsis

Famine. Death. War. Pestilence

These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.

But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild.

The Apocalypse Triptych will tell their stories.

Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, The Apocalypse Triptych is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. The End is Nigh focuses on life before the apocalypse. The End is Now turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And The End has Come focuses on life after the apocalypse.

Books in the Series

The End is Nigh

Featuring the Scott Sigler story The Fifth Day of Deer Camp, The End is Nigh: The Apocalypse Triptych, Volume 1, contains stories taking place in a world about to be devastated by an apocalypse.

The End is Now

Featuring the Scott Sigler story The Sixth Day of Deer Camp, The End is Now: The Apocalypse Triptych, Volume 2 contains stories taking place in a world in the midst of an apocalypse.

The End has Come

Featuring the Scott Sigler story The Seventh Day of Deer Camp, The End has Come: The Apocalypse Triptych, Volume 3 contains stories taking place as a world recovers from an apocalypse.

Author participation

Authors were encouraged to write one story for each of the three volumes of the anthology series.[1] However, not all authors participate in this way. Some authors contribute to all three, some contribute to two, and some just to a single volume.

Author participation by volume
Author The End is Nigh The End is Now The End has Come
Robin Wasserman The Balm and the Wound Dear John In the Valley of the Shadow of the Promised Land
Desirina Boskovich Heaven is a Place on Planet X To Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood
Charlie Jane Anders Break! Break! Break! Rock Manning Can't Hear You The Last Movie Ever Made
Ken Liu The Gods Will Not Be Chained The Gods Will Not Be Slain The Gods Have Not Died in Vain
Jake Kerr Wedding Day Penance InThe Gray Sunrise
Tananarive Due Removal Order Herd Immunity Carriers
Tobias S. Buckell System Reset
Jamie Ford This Unkempt World is Falling to Pieces By the Hair of the Moon The Uncertainty Machine
Ben H. Winters BRING HER TO ME Bring Them Down Heaven Come Down
Hugh Howey In the Air In the Mountain In the Woods
Annie Bellet Goodnight Moon Goodnight Stars Goodnight Earth
Will McIntosh Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod Dancing With Batgirl in the Land of Nod Dancing With a Stranger in the Land of Nod
Megan Arkenberg Houses Without Air Twilight of the Music Machines Like All Beautiful Places
Scott Siger The Fifth Day of Deer Camp The Sixth Day of Deer Camp The Seventh Day of Deer Camp
Jack McDevitt Enjoy the Moment
Nancy Kress Pretty Soon the Four Horsemen are Going to Come Riding Through Angels of the Apocalypse Blessings
Seanan McGuire Spores Fruiting Bodies Resistance
Jonathan Maberry She's Got a Ticket to Ride Sunset Hollow Jingo and the Hammerman
David Wellington Agent Unknown Agent Isolated Agent Neutralized
Matthew Mather Enlightenment
Paolo Bacigalupi Shooting the Apocalypse
Sarah Langan Love Perverts Black Monday Prototype
Elizabeth Bear You've Never Seen Everything Margin of Survival
Daniel H. Wilson Avtomat
Carrie Vaughn Bannerless
Chris Avellone Acts of Creation
Leife Shallcross Wandering Star
Mira Grant The Happiest Place

Story styles

Some authors chose to contribute stories that extend novels or other stories they have already written. Others contribute stories that follow a common storyline between the three volumes. Others still do both.

Common Story

  • Scott Sigler's Deer Camp stories
  • Seanan McGuire's stories

Story Extension

  • Charlie Jane Anders Rock Manning story

Common Story Extension

  • Hugh Howey's three stories continue the universe from his popular Silo series.


  1. The End is Nigh, p. 2