Williams wrote about how she had a lot of problems with books using apocalypse when she was young, and there were a number of stories in this issue that were apocalyptic.
One of my problems with many of these are the ends. The best one I liked of that type was:
"The Black Feminist's Guide to Science Fiction Film Editing" by Sandra McDonald. I was laughing all the way through until the last two sentences.
The one I actually liked all the way through was "Sudden, Broken and Unexpected" by Steven Popkes. He pulls in music, cyberpeople, computer patterns, and ~love, whirls it all together and comes up with what first sounds like a good ending.
Peter Heck does the reviews, and I already have five of the six:
Among Others - Jo Walton
Firebird - Jack McDevitt
The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry 4) - Charles Stross
The Games - Ted Kosmatka
Pavane - Keith Roberts
Heck's review of Jo's book is a bit odd. He says "... in which an incautious reader might assume there are considerable autobiographical elements" and, well....
You can read all of these reviews here.