January 13th, 2014

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“The Great Game” Review at Tor.com

Over at Tor.com, my story “The Great Game at the End of the World,” published in After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, gets a nice review:

Matthew Kressel’s “The Great Game at the End of the World” is bizarre, almost surreal. Framed around a nightmarish baseball game, a young man and his sister experience the before and after of an apocalypse which transforms the world and turns ordinary people into unthinking drones. It’s about acceptance and redemption…or maybe just about that last home run.

They also saw nice things about the anthology as a whole:

It’s an all-star cast of YA and science fiction authors, many of whom bring their A-game to the table. As with any collection, you take a gamble based on theme and contributors. But Datlow and Windling rarely stray far from excellence, and overall, this was a satisfying anthology. Worth checking out if you’re into YA, post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction.

You can read the full review here.

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