"This is a book of stories intended to describe that hand of mortal destruction in sixteen utterly different, yet all apocalyptically stunning ways!" — Harlan Ellison. Sixteen tantalizing tales of post-apocalyptic societies and dystopian worlds by some of the most acclaimed authors of all time include Stephen King's "The End of the Whole Mess," "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury, and Arthur C. Clarke's "No Morning After." Other contributors include Philip K. Dick, Kurt Vonnegut, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Harlan Ellison, who provides an Introduction.