It's the end of the world—but not as we know it. . .
As the new millennium approaches, speculations about Earth's destruction abound. This collection presents twelve world-ending scenarios that are all too frightening -- and all too real.
"Fermi and Frost" by Frederik Pohl
"A Desperate Calculus" by Gregory Benford
"Evolution" by Nancy Kress
"A Message to the King of Brobdingnag" by Richard Cowper
". . . The World, As We Know’t" by Howard Waldrop
"The Peacemaker" by Gardner Dozois
"The Screwfly Solution" by Raccoona Sheldon
"A Pail of Air" by Fritz Leiber
"The Great Nebraska Sea" by Allan Danzig
"Inconstant Moon" by Larry Niven
"The Last Sunset" by Geoffrey A. Landis
"Down in the Dark" by William Barton