On the eve of Earth’s destruction, a young scientist discovers something too precious to lose, in a story of cataclysm and hope by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy.
It’s only two weeks before an asteroid turns home to dust. Though most of Earth has already been evacuated, it’s Samantha’s job to catalog plant samples for the survivors’ unknowable journey beyond. Preparing to stay behind and watch the world end, she makes a final human connection.
As certain doom hurtles nearer, the unexpected and beautiful potential for the future begins to flower.
Veronica Roth’s Ark is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue — Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is — she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are — and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves. . or it might destroy her.
O tulburătoare poveste de iubire, plină de răsturnări de situaţie, cu decizii sfâşietoare şi dezvăluiri emoţionante ale naturii umane…
Într-un Chicago distopic, unde tinerii care au împlinit vârsta de şaisprezece ani sunt obligaţi să aleagă una dintre cele cinci facţiuni, căreia ar trebui să-i fie devotaţi pentru tot restul vieţii, Tris Prior continuă să-i salveze pe cei pe care îi iubeşte — şi pe ea însăşi —, în timp ce caută răspunsuri la întrebări sfâşietoare despre durere şi iertare, identitate şi loialitate, politică şi iubire.
Pentru Tris, ziua iniţierii ar fi trebuit să reprezinte o victorie şi să fie sărbătorită alături de cei din facţiunea aleasă; în schimb, ziua se sfârşeşte cu orori de nedescris. Războiul bate la uşă, în timp ce conflictele dintre facţiuni şi ideologii se extind cu repeziciune. Şi în vremuri de război, se formează tabere, se dezvăluie secrete, iar alegerile devin irevocabile şi dure. Transformată de propriile sale decizii, dar şi de durerea sufletească şi de sentimentul de vinovăţie, Tris trebuie să-şi accepte Divergenţa, chiar dacă nu ştie ce îi rezervă viitorul.
The new post-apocalyptic collection by master anthologist John Joseph Adams, featuring never-before-published stories and curated reprints by some of the genre’s most popular and critically-acclaimed authors.
In WASTELANDS: THE NEW APOCALYPSE, veteran anthology editor John Joseph Adams is once again our guide through the wastelands using his genre and editorial expertise to curate his finest collection of post-apocalyptic short fiction yet. Whether the end comes via nuclear war, pandemic, climate change, or cosmological disaster, these stories explore the extraordinary trials and tribulations of those who survive.
Featuring never-before-published tales by: Veronica Roth, Hugh Howey, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Tananarive Due, Richard Kadrey, Scott Sigler, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias S. Buckell, Meg Elison, Greg van Eekhout, Wendy N. Wagner, Jeremiah Tolbert, and Violet Allen—plus, recent reprints by: Carmen Maria Machado, Carrie Vaughn, Ken Liu, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kami Garcia, Charlie Jane Anders, Catherynne M. Valente, Jack Skillingstead, Sofia Samatar, Maureen F. McHugh, Nisi Shawl, Adam-Troy Castro, Dale Bailey, Susan Jane Bigelow, Corinne Duyvis, Shaenon K. Garrity, Nicole Kornher-Stace, Darcie Little Badger, Timothy Mudie, and Emma Osborne.