After the Apocalypse:

Stories

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book of the Year, 2011

In her new collection, Story Prize finalist Maureen F. McHugh delves into the dark heart of contemporary life and life five minutes from now and how easy it is to mix up one with the other. Her stories are post-bird flu, in the middle of medical trials, wondering if our computers are smarter than us, wondering when our jobs are going to be outsourced overseas, wondering if we are who we say we are, and not sure what we’d do to survive the coming zombie plague.

Author Biography

Maureen McHugh has lived in China, New York City, Ohio, Texas, and now lives in Los Angeles. She is the author of Mothers & Other Monsters, Story Prize finalist; China Mountain Zhang, a Tiptree Award winner; and Nekropolis, a New York Times Editor’s Choice.

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Reader Biography

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audio narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles, and, as counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.

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