Has the World Ended Yet?

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Has the World Ended Yet? starts with retired superheroes living in a soulless suburbia where everyone gets lost trying to get home. Then the angels start to fall from the sky. Is it Armageddon? Do we want the world to end? In a series of linked nineteen short stories Peter Darbyshire weaves together superheroes, ghosts, the undead, a hired hitman, the Cold War, the Rapture and avenging angels in a Twilight Zone–style collection that is riveting and human. We follow characters that are identifiable through situations that are unreal, through a technicolour landscape we are all familiar with. The end of the world is not what we expect, what any of Darbyshire’s characters expect and may not really be happening at all. But should it?

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Peter Darbyshire's work has appeared in publications across North America. His novel Please won the KM Hunter Artist Award for Literature and the ReLit Award for Best Novel, and was featured on CTV. His novel The Warhol Gang received rave reviews across Canada and generally disturbed people. He also publishes a series of specfic novels under the alias Peter Roman. Darbyshire lives in a safehouse outside Vancouver.

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“A brilliant, brutal evocation of contemporary life, less a satire than it is a warning . . . . It's an exhilarating, disturbing, occasionally nauseating reading experience . . . . One of the finest, and most important, Canadian novels in recent memory.” – Robert J. Wiersema, Edmonton Journal on The Warhol Gang“A violent, darkly comic satire of our media-saturated society.” —Globe and Mail on The Warhol Gang“Puts the dead back in deadpan.” —Montreal Gazette on The Warhol Gang“Entertainingly bizarre futuristic tale of loneliness.” —Winnipeg Free Press on The Warhol Gang

Praise on The Warhol Gang: “A brilliant, brutal evocation of contemporary life, less a satire than it is a warning. . . . It's an exhilarating, disturbing, occasionally nauseating reading experience. . . . One of the finest, and most important, Canadian novels in recent memory.” – Robert J. Wiersema, Edmonton Journal “A violent, darkly comic satire of our media-saturated society.” – Globe and Mail “Puts the dead back in deadpan.” – Montreal Gazette “Entertainingly bizarre futuristic tale of loneliness.” – Winnipeg Free Press
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