In desperate times desperate people head here – an online journal of Apocalyptic-themed fiction and commentary.


Armageddon Buffet is an online journal of Armageddon-themed fiction, political commentary, and articles and interviews about popular culture. This does not mean we believe in the Biblical Armageddon: In fact, this means we don’t. Although we observe them obsessively, we are not affiliated with any religion, politial party, or other organized insanity. We are, in all possible ways, Rapture Ready!

Obligatory Mission Statement: “Our purpose is to wield the Word — to oppose oppression disguised as religion, power disguised as patriotism, injustice disguised as law, and commerce disguised as art.”

Even More Obligatory Fair Use Notice: This site contains copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner — which is the author. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner/artist.

Editorial Staff

Editor and Co-founder Stephen W. Potts received his Doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and spent the next year in Würzburg, Germany, as a Fulbright Lecturer. He returned to teaching at San Diego State University until invited to the University of California at San Diego by the Department of Literature. Since the mid-1980s he has taught courses on science fiction, fantasy, film, and other popular genres, on creative writing, and on youth culture for both the Literature and Communication departments. As an affiliate of the Human Development Program, he also offers courses in children’s and adolescent literature.

Despite his academic duties leaving little time to write, he has been in print for over twenty years. His publications span literary and cultural critique, political commentary, literary parody, and science fiction. Representative titles include the book Catch-22: Antiheroic Anti-novel (G. K. Hall), the article “IBMortality: Putting the Ghost in the Machine” (Immortal Engines, U. of Georgia Press), and the story “Mare Somniorum” (New Dimensions 10, Harper & Row). Work in progress includes both fiction and nonfiction. As a specialist in popular culture and social issues, he has appeared often in the local media — newspapers, radio, TV — and as a speaker at public events, conventions, and conferences. His class website is “The Page.”

Online Editor and Co-founder Beverly F. Price received her Master of Fine Arts degree from San Diego State University in San Diego. Her fiction has appeared in Fiction International and on Armageddon Buffet. She has taught creative writing at SDSU, and is a freelance writer, Managing Editor of Fiction International, web designer for authors David Brin and Harold Jaffe, and blogs on the Fiction International blog and the Runaway Serfer blog. She also has several Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ presences relating to her activities.


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