When Will You Rise: Countdown / Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box

When Will You Rise: Countdown / Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box

The end of the world has to start somewhere. In the summer of 2014, two scientific breakthroughs--one, a cure for cancer, the other, a cure for the common cold--seemed certain to change the future of mankind forever. What no one could have guessed was that these miraculous advancements would change humanity's future by nearly bringing it to an end. 'Countdown' is the first The end of the world has to start somewhere. In the summer of 2014, two scientific breakthroughs--one, a cure for canc...

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Title:When Will You Rise: Countdown / Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box
Author:Mira Grant
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1596064625
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:145 pages pages

When Will You Rise: Countdown / Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box Reviews

  • Craig
    Feb 01, 2013
    This very slim volume holds two stories, "Countdown," a novella that serves as a prequel to the Newsflesh trilogy, and "Apocalypse Scenario #683:The Box," which is somewhat confusingly not part of the series. The novella is very good, though the brief, shifting viewpoints limited the a...
  • Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
    Oct 01, 2012
    Somehow I thought this would contain more than two stories. Probably this is because of my failure to pay attention. I felt like this didn't have the intensity of reading Countdown when it was just a series of daily posts counting down to the release day for one of the Newsflesh books,...
  • Glennis
    Sep 17, 2012
    This is a repackage of Countdown and Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box. I was able to track down an uncorrected proof while I am waiting for my hardcover copy to arrive. There are two stories in here. The first is the novella Countdown that was available only in electronic form. Thi...
  • Maria Elmvang
    Mar 09, 2016
    Contains the two short stories: Countdown and Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box. I've read and rated the two individually. ...
  • kvon
    Jan 30, 2013
    Two short stories about the world ending. Both well written. One demonstrates the dangers of fixating on apocalyptic scenarios. Speculation leading on to reality. The other has remarkable lack of survivalism for a zombie story. Prequel. ...
  • Alex Telander
    Aug 19, 2012
    Mira Grant is the author of the popular and bestselling Newsflesh zombie trilogy consisting of Feed, Deadline, and Blackout. The stories in When Will You Rise: Stories to End the World were originally published on Grant?s blog leading up to the release of Deadline in 2011, with a new...
  • Melissa
    Mar 17, 2014
    Worth reading if you've read Feed - provides the story on how the virus came to be. The second story is actually pretty brilliant and is a stand alone about a group of friends who play an apocalypse theory game. ...
  • Laurel
    Oct 29, 2012
    I happily re-read both stories and they more than hold up! I also loved the art, and it's signed - squee! I hope she never walks away from this world. There are obviously so many more stories to be told. ...
  • Roxanne
    Aug 21, 2012
    Since I loved Feed I can only say that I am interested in any writine of Grant's that furthers the story. However, this was quite short and would not have meant as much to me if I had not read the the novels in the series. I also do not think that this novella would necessarily represe...
  • Jeremy Preacher
    Jan 09, 2013
    The larger piece of this volume, Countdown, is basically the origin story for the world of the Newsflesh trilogy. I like the series a lot, and I liked the novella enough to buy it in dead tree format so I'd have it handy. It's a well-constructed story that manages to have some real mom...
  • Darcy
    Aug 30, 2012
    This one has 2 stories, the first, Countdown, tells the story of what happens before The Rising, that the series, The Newsflesh Trilogy does. It is funny how each little step brings the world closer to the apocalypse. The second story, Apocalypse Scenario No. 683, The Box, is much ...
  • Paul Bonamy
    Jan 15, 2013
    It's worth pointing out up front that, while Countdown is a novella in the same world as Feed, Apocalypse Scenario #683 is not. They're both fun stories, but going into the latter expecting zombies will cause some confusion. As is evident from the blurb, Countdown is the story of th...
  • Susan
    Dec 18, 2012
    I guess this is clever marketing, but it makes me a bit resentful. This consists only of two other works that are each available separately, Countdown and Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box. The first one takes the first 128 pages, the second the last 15 pages. Grant should have kept th...
  • Nancy Meservier
    Mar 30, 2013
    When Will You Rise: Stories to End the World is a collection by Mira Grant put out by Subterranean Press. The book contains ?Countdown,? a prequel to Grant's fantastic Newsflesh trilogy, as well the short story ?Apocalypse Scenario #683,? which is completely stand alone. Out of...
  • Shawna
    Jul 15, 2013
    Very cool. I love when the author gives more backstory! I'd also love to see the whole story for Apocalypse Scenario #683! What happens next :O! ...
  • Elisa
    Aug 12, 2013
    A must read for fans of the Feed/Newsflesh trilogy. The two stories are both pretty short, but they gutted me. I think it is the immediacy, you ride along with the people as they realized the zombie apocalypse is happening and there is nothing they can do. It is heart wrenching without...
  • Samantha
    Jan 28, 2013
    I will admit that I normally don't read collections of short stories. Having said that I absolutely loved, loved this collection. I will scream or type in bold letters to anyone that Mira Grant is one of the best writers to come around lately. The worlds and characters she is able to c...
  • Sunil
    Jun 14, 2012
    When Will You Rise comprises the Mira Grant novella Countdown as well as the short story "Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box." Countdown, the fantastic prequel to Feed , details the events surrounding the Rising. Although most of the major information was covered in Feed itself, thes...
  • Joshua
    Jun 08, 2013
    Mira Grant's When Will You Rise: Stories to End the World contains two separate works. The novella "Countdown" is a prequel work to her Newsflesh trilogy. Written as a series of very short vignettes recounting the events leading up to the rising, the short work is fun, fast paced, and ...
  • Julie
    Apr 12, 2014
    First, I am a big fan of Mira Grant, so whatever she writes I'll read it. I wasn't disappointed with this novella. It really fills in the blanks for her other Feed novels. If you are looking for a fast read try this book. ...
  • Rugg Ruggedo
    May 28, 2013
    Any fan of Mira Grant's trilogy on The Rising will love this book. The novella takes you back to the beginning. The where and whens of the first moments for everything that occurred. Gives you quick glimpses of the people responsible, an hints at the things to come. I loved the format...
  • Marcy
    Oct 21, 2018
    I have yet to read the Feed trilogy, that is my next read by Mira Grant, but I really did enjoy this set of short stories. The details behind how the world ends were amazing and so deliciously descriptive that it left me wanting more, and more I shall get with Feed! ...
  • Jim
    Feb 13, 2017
    Terrific Science Fiction/Horror end of the world scenarios... Ms Grant is a wicked storyteller and shows great restraint. Left in the hands of a lesser talent, the first of her two stories could have blown up to a thousand pages. She keeps it lean and clean and makes every word count, ...
  • Sass
    Dec 26, 2012
    As I remarked to a friend tonight - I love Seanan McGuire (Mira Grant's real name and other writing identity - this statement applies to both). She never fails to UTTERLY DESTROY ME. I had already read Countdown when Seanan first posted it to her LiveJournal in the leadup to Deadline, ...
  • Amanda
    May 29, 2013
    Another stellar (and absolutely terrifying) pair of stories from Mira Grant! I just could not put this down once I started this yesterday! I have loved The Newsflesh Trilogy since I first found Feed by accident in the library and I can hardly wait to read more from this undeniably gift...
  • Jill
    Jul 12, 2018
    I love Mira Grant. When she goes creepy, she's CREEPY. It's really awesome to read. I finished this book in about 30 minutes, well worth reading to get a snapshot of The Rising (that happened in 2014. I'm glad I'm not in her universe. I probably would have died and lost my kids). ...
  • Marty Tool
    Nov 16, 2017
    Story of how the events in Feed started. The book is very good and you don't need to have read the Feed trilogy first, it is a perfect standalone. If you read this and don't question what is happening right now in the real world, then you must have no connection to the outside world. Y...
  • Lori
    Apr 12, 2018
    This was really good. Very short and I don't want to spoil it. Just read and enjoy as a little more fill in for the FEED series. ...
  • Laurie
    Feb 19, 2015
    This is just a novella and a short story. You don't necessarily have to ready the Newsflesh trilogy to understand but it doesn't quite work as a stand alone and I would really recommend reading the series anyway just because they're fantastic books. ...
  • Shane
    May 24, 2017
    I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Quick paced zombie story that is hard to put down. Reads part narrative with a news release articles at the end of each chapter. I would recommend this book. ...