Armageddon in Retrospect is the first collection of unpublished work by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., who died at age 84 in April 2007. The 12 short pieces are Vonnegut's reflections on peace, war and the human capacity for violence.
His son, Mark Vonnegut, wrote the introduction to the book and discusses the posthumous collection.
"He was a writer who believed in the magic of the process," Mark Vonnegut writes, "both what it did for him and what it could do for readers. The reader's time and attention were sacred to him."