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This Is the Way the World Ends By James Morrow

This Is the Way the World Ends

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A lacerating Swiftian satire on nuclear war, like 1984 before it, THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS stands as a stark warning of the path history so easily might have taken - and still could ...
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This Is the Way the World Ends by James Morrow

When tombstone engraver George Paxman is offered a bargain, he doesn't hesitate. His beloved daughter gets an otherwise unaffordable survival suit to protect her from radioactive fall-out and all George has to do is sign a document admitting that, as a passive citizen who did nothing to stop it, he has a degree of guilt for any nuclear war that breaks out. George signs on the dotted line. And then the unthinkable happens.

The world and everyone in it (survival suit or not) is destroyed in a nuclear Armageddon - except for George and five others who must now face prosecution from the great mass of humanity who will now never be born. And George Paxman stands accused in the name of all the people who stood by and never raised a finger to stop the horror of nuclear war ...

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About James Morrow


James Morrow is a full-time fiction writer and a former independent filmmaker. His previous works include the critically acclaimed novels THE LAST WITCHFINDER, THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS, ONLY BEGOTTEN DAUGHTER, CITY OF TRUTH, TOWING JEHOVAH, BLAMELESS IN ABADDON and THE ETERNAL FOOTMAN. He has won two WORLD FANTASY AWARDS, two NEBULAS and a THEODORE STURGEON AWARD.

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GOR007178449
This Is the Way the World Ends by James Morrow
James Morrow
S.F. Masterworks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2013-06-13
320
057508118X
9780575081185
Short-listed for John W Campbell Award 1987 (UK)
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