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When We Went to See the End of the World

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When We Went to See the End of the World

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Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Ace Books, 1972

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo and Nebula Award nominated short story.

A parody of the end-of-the-world theme in which time travel allows Nick, Jane and their friends to witness the final apocalypse. As a group of friends gather for Mike and Ruby's party, each couple boasts about their recent trip to the end of the world: a new holiday service available from travel agents at tremendous expense. But as the time-tourists compare their experiences, they soon realise they have not all witnessed the same end of the world.

The story was originally published in the anthology Universe 2 (1972), edited by Terry Carr. It has been reprinted many times. It can be found in the anthologies:

As well as the collections


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