My feelings about this book are a bit complicated. I’m giving it four stars because the stories are very good–there’s a great variety in the kinds of calamities that have befallen mankind, and they’re very imaginative and intriguing. Strong characters populate the stories. Everyone has a lot at stake. Each story makes you want to read it straight through to the end.
But overall, the stories are bleak. (Well, what did I expect, they’re post-apocalypse stories, right?) There are not a lot of happy or hopeful endings, so that makes them not as enjoyable for me. That’s just my taste.
So if you like grim and gritty, futuristic, post-apocalyptic stories, you should love this anthology! If you’re a fan of happy endings, you might want to give it a miss. :)