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Soft Apocalypse

(2011)
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Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
What happens when resources become scarce and society starts to crumble? As the competition for resources pulls America's previously stable society apart, the "New Normal" is a Soft Apocalypse. This is how our world ends; with a whimper instead of a bang. "It's so hard to believe," Colin said as we crossed the steaming, empty parking lot toward the bowling alley. "What?" "That we're poor. That we're homeless." "I know." "I mean, we have college degrees," he said. "I know," I said. There was an ancient miniature golf course choked in weeds alongside the bowling alley. The astroturf had completely rotted away in places. The windmill had one spoke. We looked it over for a minute (both of us had once been avid mini golfers), then continued toward the door. "By the way," I added. "We're not homeless, we're nomads. Keep your labels straight." New social structures and tribal connections spring up across America, as the previous social structures begin to dissolve. Soft apocalypse follows the journey across the South East of a tribe of formerly middle class Americans as they struggle to find a place for themselves and their children in a new, dangerous world that still carries the ghostly echoes of their previous lives.


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Praise for this book

"Soft Apocalypse isn't about a bunch of cold-eyed survivalists taming the holocaust with guns and skill, it's about a group of ordinary people confronted by the fall of their own civilization, struggling not just for survival, but for their own humanity." - Walter Jon Williams


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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Soft Apocalypse
Author(s): Will McIntosh
ISBN: 1-59780-276-X / 978-1-59780-276-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Night Shade Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Soft Apocalypse
Author(s): Will McIntosh
ISBN: 1-5226-8577-4 / 978-1-5226-8577-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Soft Apocalypse
Author(s): Will McIntosh
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Soft Apocalypse
Author(s): Will McIntosh
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Soft Apocalypse
Author(s): Will McIntosh
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Soft Apocalypse
Author(s): Will McIntosh
Publisher: Orbit
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April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Soft Apocalypse
Author(s): Will McIntosh
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Availability: Amazon CA