About the book
Stories of the Apocalypse features eighteen original stories set at the end of the world, as imagined by science fiction and fantasy writers. The tales are inspired by the art of John Martin, and the book was released to coincide with a special exhibition of his work at Tate Britain.
- Introduction by Tom Hunter (Arthur C. Clarke Award)
- "The Architect of Hell" by David Bryher
- "Chislehurst Messiah" by Lauren Beukes
- "The Last Man" by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
- "OMG GTFO" by S.L. Grey
- "Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion" by Archie Black
- "Another Abyss" by Magnus Anderson
- "Evacuation" by Tom Pollock
- "A Private Viewing" by Scott K. Andrews
- "All-demon-place" by Andy Remic
- "Closer" by Osgood Vance
- "At the Sign of the Black Dove" by Lou Morgan
- "Deluge" by Kim Lakin-Smith
- "The Day or the Hour" by Jonathan Oliver
- "The End of the World" by Den Patrick
- "The Immaculate Particle" by Charlie Human
- "The Harvest" by Chrysanthy Balis
- "Postapocalypse" by Sam Wilson
- "Not the End of the World" by Sophia McDougall
Edited by Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin
The Limited Edition
Stories of the Apocalypse was launched at Tate Britain on Friday, 4 November 2011 as a limited edition hardcover, hand-numbered and limited to 100 copies. It was bound in red buckram with gold foil stamping.
Published October 2011.
Hardcover (100 numbered copies): (Sold out)
Kindle: Out of print
A portion of all proceeds from sales of Stories of the Smoke was donated to The Arthur C. Clarke Award.
A Locus e-book spotlight for October/November 2011.
Honorable Mention from The Best Horror of the Year (ed. Ellen Datow) for Archie Black's "Sadak In Search of the Waters of Oblivion".
"Martin created his extraordinary works in the 19th Century, but they wreak havoc with our imaginations still. The stories in Pandemonium certainly conjure up the same emotions as Martin's work. You can smell the brimstone, sense the oozing despair, and yet admire the fine detailing and marvellous use of colour." - Something Wicked
"Ranging from the blackly comedic to the down right harrowing, I was entranced by each and every [story].... I've read Pandemonium a couple of times now and each time I feel like I've been utterly spoiled." - The Eloquent Page
"Wildly imaginative and brilliant" - Stuff & Nonsense
"It's not simply that there are no weak stories, it's that every one is worthwhile - moving, witty, clever or memorably horrific." - Freaky Trigger
"An excellent balance of styles and themes and there isn't a single selection that I didn't enjoy." -Africa Screams
"A collection of strong stories marked by their diversity of genre and the different slants the authors chose to take....a great first outing for this special press." - A Fantastical Librarian
"This book will leave you just a little bit jittery and not quite sure whether you're living in a nightmare or not." - Chris Farnell, Chris Writes Apocalypses
Lou Morgan's "At the Sign of the Black Dove" audio, from Tales to Terrify.