All these apocalypses and many more can be found in Erica L. Satifka's debut collection, which gathers together twenty-three short stories from the past decade.
How to Get to Apocalypse and Other Disasters is my first collection! Released on November 9, 2021 by Fairwood Press, it includes 23 stories, most originally appearing in magazines such as Clarkesworld, Interzone, Shimmer, Daily Science Fiction, and Lightspeed, as well as two new ones that have never been published before.
You can order a paper copy of How to Get to Apocalypse and Other Disasters on the Fairwood Press website and anywhere else fine small-press books can be special-ordered, or a digital copy on Books2Read. (Ask your library to order it too!)
Praise for How to Get to Apocalypse and Other Disasters:
The stories in Satifka's debut collection are inventive and gritty, bleak and satirical, hilarious and horrifying. Her work is reminiscent of Philip K. Dick at his best in revealing the struggles and resilience of everyday people caught up in the machinery of the future."
— Tim Pratt, author of Prison of Sleep and the Axiom series
"Satifka is one of the most exciting writers around and still sadly under the radar. Her mordant stories grapple with technology and society in a way that brings to mind the cyberpunk greats. The tales in her first collection range from a grim story of dead children turned into flesh puppets for a TV show to an incredibly effective response to Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
— Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Washington Post
"The 23 stories gathered together in How to Get to Apocalypse display Satifka’s biting sense of humour, her appreciation of the bizarre and surreal, and her concerns, both political and social, at the pervasive nature of neoliberalism."
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