Edited by Tsana Dolichva & Holly Kench
ISBN: 978-1-922101-40-2 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (ebk)
Published 30 May 2016.
Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet.
A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family.
New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors.
A man seeks love in a fading world.
How would you survive the apocalypse?
Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the “fittest” who survive – it’s the most tenacious, stubborn, enduring and innovative characters who have the best chance of adapting when everything is lost.
In stories of fear, hope and survival, this anthology gives new perspectives on the end of the world, from authors Corinne Duyvis, Janet Edwards, Seanan McGuire, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Stephanie Gunn, Elinor Caiman Sands, Rivqa Rafael, Bogi Takács, John Chu, Maree Kimberley, Octavia Cade, Lauren E Mitchell, Thoraiya Dyer, Samantha Rich, and K L Evangelista.
Ditmar Winner for Best Collected Work
“Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts Ditmar Winner for Best Novelette or Novella.
Table of Contents
And the Rest of Us Wait - Corinne Duyvis
To Take Into the Air My Quiet Breath - Stephanie Gunn
Something in the Rain - Seanan McGuire
Did We Break the End of the World? - Tansy Rayner Roberts
In the Sky with Diamonds - Elinor Caiman Sands
Two Somebodies Go Hunting - Rivqa Rafael
Given Sufficient Desperation - Bogi Takács
Selected Afterimages of the Fading - John Chu
Five Thousand Squares - Maree Kimberley
Portobello Blind - Octavia Cade
Tea Party - Lauren E Mitchell
Giant - Thoraiya Dyer
Spider-Silk, Strong as Steel - Samantha Rich
No Shit - K L Evangelista
I Will Remember You - Janet Edwards
About the Editors
Tsana Dolichva is a Ditmar Award-nominated book blogger and Holly Kench is the managing editor of Visibility Fiction. As editors and readers of science fiction who also live with disability and chronic illness, Tsana and Holly have often noticed the particular lack of disabled or chronically ill characters in apocalypse fiction. They are excited to shareDefying Doomsday, an anthology showing that people with disability and chronic illness also have stories to tell, even when the world is ending.
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How would you survive the apocalypse? Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet. A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family. New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors. A man seeks love in a fading world.