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The Gardens of the Apocalypse

by Richard Bessière
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories
Richard Bessière made his mark on 1960s French science fiction through a number of novels that featured an original blend of horror and SF. Two of his best works of the period are The Seven Rings Of Rhea (1962), in which Earth is described as seven concentric spheres with Hell at its core, and The Gardens Of The Apocalypse (1963) picturing a nightmarish post-cataclysmic Earth invaded by alien life forms, where survival is all but impossible.

This edition also includes an illustrated bibliography and introduction by French SF scholar Rémy Le Chevalier.

Cover by Michel Borderie

Published by Black Coat Press in 2010
ISBN: 978-1-935558-68-2

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