Apocalypse Stories Interesting thread. I just read "The Summer of the Apocalypse" by James Van Pelt and just started "Wastelands, Stories of the Apocalypse" an anthology with stories from the likes of: Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Gene Wolfe, George R. R. Martin and many more. The Van Pelt book is told from the viewpoint of a young teenager during the final plague and then from him as an old man traveling across the new world rising from the old. Interesting take on mankind's knowledge and technology. Wastelands is very good so far and it should be a good introduction to a variety of authors.