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On the eve of Earth’s destruction, a young scientist discovers something too precious to lose, in a story of cataclysm and hope by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy.

It’s only two weeks before an asteroid turns home to dust. Though most of Earth has already been evacuated, it’s Samantha’s job to catalog plant samples for the survivors’ unknowable journey beyond.

Preparing to stay behind and watch the world end, she makes a final human connection.

As certain doom hurtles nearer, the unexpected and beautiful potential for the future begins to flower.

Veronica Roth’s Ark is part of Forward, a collection of six stories of the near and far future from out-of-this-world authors. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.

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    Ark Reviews

  • Emily May

    Ark was my second read from the Forward collection and my second least favourite. To be fair, I think I liked it more than a lot of other readers did, judging by the reviews, but it was very slow for ...

  • Sandra

    Somewhat bleak and sad short read about the Earth being evacuated because of an oncoming asteroid. The story mostly deals with a girl named Samantha who is cataloging plant samples to take before she ...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    This short story was the softest one in the Forward Collection. Almost melancholic.Third place....

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Well, this read was actually a pleasant surprise for me. I thought Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT trilogy went off the rails in the second book, and I never even read the controversial third book. But this...

  • Nataliya

    The final story I read in the Forward Collection, Veronica Roth’s Ark, is a quiet, slow, contemplative and understated tale focusing on the loss of everything familiar and unexpected beauty even in ...

  • Matthew

    4.5 starsAnother quick tale from the Forward series. This time from Veronica Roth of Divergent fame. I felt she did a great job with very few words creating a multi-faceted story dealing with loss, di...

  • Constantine

    Rating: 3.5/5.0Genre:Science Fiction + DystopiaThis was a good short story about a scientist called Samantha. She has the responsibility of getting all the plant samples from earth planet to take them...

  • exploraDora

    ***4 stars***What happens when you know the end of the world is coming? In this story a huge asteroid is headed toward Earth, with its destruction as a certain result. Thankfully, with enough warning,...

  • Eliza

    I really enjoyed this sci-fi short story! Even though it was slow at certain points, the writing always flowed well and the characters remained true to themselves! The conversations about plants were ...

  • Char

    This was well written-at least enough so that I wanted more-I wanted to know more about the people getting ready to leave the planet. Maybe a little more about how their lives went, knowing their plan...