THIS IS APOCALYPSE by John C. Mannone
Mannone excels with this fantastic collection in poetry containing a wide array of apocalyptic possibilities, each piece as poignant, tender, or powerful as the next. A must-have for science fiction lovers and scientists alike. I was swept away with lines such as That day, the ground tore open,/and the skies wept. (Lines from “Skeletal Remains,” Part 3: War)
—Marge Simon, Bram Stoker Award® winning author of VECTORS: A Week in the Death of a Planet, 2007.
Apocalypse is a powerful, lyrical compendium of dooms (the plural is deliberate) befalling myriad beings ranging from proto-human to utterly alien. Some of these beings are us, and our enemies, ourselves—or, at any rate, Divine Judgement, deserved or otherwise. Some roads to ruination are only the inexorable laws of the cosmos destroying Earth after lost Earth. But there is a (un) healthy dose of hostile invaders on which to blame our downfalls, as envisioned by Mannone, to balance things out. Your perusal will include enjoying the deluge in a cup of hot chocolate or the origin of the universe in a glass of Stella Artois!
—F.J. Bergmann, Editor of Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association; SFPA Elgin and Rhysling Award winner.