Entry updated 13 February 2023. Tagged: Publication.
A loose Shared World for Young Adult readers, devised by Jonathan Oliver of Rebellion and published by that company's Abaddon imprint. The setting of The Afterblight Chronicles is in Post-Holocaust times following a devastating worldwide Pandemic: cultists and warlords clash in the resulting Ruined Earth scenario. The franchise was launched with Simon Spurrier's The Culled (2006). Other authors who have contributed at novel length are Scott K Andrews, Jasper Bark, Al Ewing, Paul Kane (1973- ), Rebecca Levene and Weston Ochse. See individual author entries where available for further book details; the Checklist below covers multi-author omnibuses and anthologies only. Journal of the Plague Year: An Omnibus of Post-Apocalyptic Tales (anth 2014) comprises three novellas by Malcolm Cross, C B Harvey (1971- ) and Adrian Tchaikovsky. [DRL]
The Afterblight Chronicles (selected)
- The Afterblight Chronicles Omnibus: America (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Abaddon, 2011) [anth/omni: tie to the Shared World: contains Simon Spurrier's The Culled (2006), Rebecca Levene's Kill or Cure (2007) and Al Ewing's Death Got No Mercy (2009): Afterblight Chronicles: pb/Mark Harrison]
- Journal of the Plague Year: An Omnibus of Post-Apocalyptic Tales (Oxford, Oxfordshire: Rebellion/Abaddon, 2014) [anth: tie to the Shared World: edited anonymously: Afterblight Chronicles: pb/Sam Gretton]
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