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Expiration Date

(2015)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Modern lives seem littered with expiration dates. Packaging tells us when our food will go bad; when we can expect appliances to cease functioning; when contracts for the internet finish! But as annoying as these small expiration dates are, they fade to nothing compared to the larger events: when a species goes extinct; when a body of water evaporates, or dies because the PH balance alters; when giant icebergs break apart and glaciers melt forever, threatening the ecosystem of this planet.

From the micro to the macro in terms of expirations, we are faced with the one termination with which we are all too familiar - the up-close-and-personal end of life for each of us and for the ones we love. It's the personal that terrifies us most because it feels the most real.

Nancy Kilpatrick has gathered together twenty-five original stories by Kelley Armstrong; Nancy Holder & Erin Underwood; Steve and Melanie Tem; Lois Gresh; Gar and Judy Reeves-Stevens; Daniel Sernine; Paul Kane; Sephera Giron; Kathryn Ptacek; Steve Vernon and others to look at the what-if's of our expiring future.

These stories span a range of emotions. Some will make you laugh, other will make you cry. They are grim and hopeful, sad and joyous, horrifying and comforting. You can expect to be touched in some way.

Each of us comes with an alpha and an omega stamp, an inception and an expiration date. Knowing this is what allows us to focus on what is truly important: paying attention to our best-before date and treating ourselves, each other and life in general with kindness, understanding, respect, and experiencing the awe of the miracle that we are, at this very moment, alive!

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Nancy Kilpatrick's Expiration Date

Paperback Editions

February 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Expiration Date
Author(s): Nancy Kilpatrick
ISBN: 1-77053-062-2 / 978-1-77053-062-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Expiration Date
Author(s): Kelley Armstrong, Nancy Holder, Erin Underwood, Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, Lois H Gresh, Daniel Sernine, Paul Kane, and more
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU