The second issue of Into the Ruins is now available for order! This Summer 2016 issue comes as a 7″ x 10″ book packed with 112 pages of stories of our deindustrial future, editorials, letters to the editor, a new column by John Michael Greer, book reviews, and a few miscellaneous ramblings and surprises. A high quality, PDF, downloadable digital edition is also available.
These stories show a wide variety of possible futures for humanity, from a distant civilization that cycles through the same ebb and flow of peace and warfare we find littered throughout human history, to a melancholic meditation on our fast-changing world set in 2020 that feels eerily familiar to today; from a love story set in a less energy-intensive time, to a haunting encampment at the edge of dry and dusty ruins; and on again to an adventurous and amusing attempt to deliver a key new manuscript on the herbal treatment of spinal meningitis to a distant library. These stories inspire a wide range of emotions, from meditative reflection on the predicament of our times to delight at unexpected adventure—all while offering readers fascinating tales utterly different than what science fiction normally provides.
There are a few ways you can get Issue 2 in the U.S. First of all, you can subscribe in print for $39. Subscriptions will begin with your choice of the first or second issue. If you don’t want to commit to subscribing, though, you can purchase this second issue in print for $12 or as a high quality, PDF download for $7.50:
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