Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead

Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead

by Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)

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Overview

Brutality, infrastructure collapse, daily threats of war: 45 writers of speculative fiction share their visions of what's to come.





Fighting in the streets, corruption at the highest levels, thuggish police, a daily threat of nuclear war: few of us thought we'd find ourselves here, so far into the 21st century. What's next? Are we really going to be "great again," however that's meant?





In this diverse and vigorous mix of original stories by newcomers and luminaries, writers offer their takes on what life might hold for us in the next few years. The resulting visions of oppression, and daily struggle are sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying, but always thought-provoking.





Including stories by K. G. Anderson, Richard Bowes, Elizabeth Bourne, Scott Bradfield, J.S. Breukelaar, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Becca Caccavo, Don D'Ammassa, Stephanie Feldman, Eric James Fullilove, Ron Goulart, Eileen Gunn, Leslie Howle, Matthew Hughes, Janis Ian, Michael Kandel, Thomas Kaufsek, Paul La Farge, Yoon Ha Lee, Michael Libling, Heather Lindsley, Lisa Mason, Barry N. Malzberg, David Marusek, Mary Anne Mohanraj, James Morrow, Ruth Nestvold, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Marguerite Reed, Robert Reed, Madeleine E. Robins, Jay Russell, Geoff Ryman, James Sallis, J. M. Sidorova, Brian Francis Slattery, Harry Turtledove, Deepak Unnikrishnan, TS Vale, Leo Vladimirsky, Ray Vukcevich, Ted White, Paul Witcover, N. Lee Wood, and Jane Yolen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949017069
Publisher: OR Books
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 414,315
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

GORDON VAN GELDER is the publisher of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is the editor of many anthologies, among them Welcome to the Greenhouse: New Science fiction on Climate Change (OR Books). He has twice received the Hugo Award for Best Editor (short form), and has twice won the World Fantasy Award.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents





Acknowledgments



Introduction



Sneakers


Michael Libling



re: Your Wedding


Ruth Nestvold



Everything Is Fixed Now


K. G. Anderson



His Sweat Like Stars on the Rio Grande


Janis Ian



Agnosia


J. M. Sidorova



The Adventure of You


Paul La Farge






N. Lee Wood



Birds


Deepak Unnikrishnan



The Only Constant


Leslie Howle



The Terrific Leader


Harry Turtledove



Two Explicit and Three Oblique Apologies to My Oldest Daughter One Month Before Her Eighteenth Birthday


Heather Lindsley



The Levellers


Deji Bryce Olukotun



No Point Talking


Geoff Ryman



Glow


J.S. Breukelaar



Precaution at Penn Station


Michael Kandel



Newsletter


Jennifer Marie Brissett



Statues of Limitations


Jay Russell



Suffocation


Robert Reed



Application for Asylum


Eileen Gunn





Welcome to Triumph Band


Yoon Ha Lee



Loser


Matthew Hughes



We All Have Hearts of Gold®


Leo Vladimirsky



Notes on Retrieving a Fallen Banner


Marguerite Reed



Ticket to Ride


Eric James Fullilove



Burning Down the House


Ted White



Dangerous


Lisa Mason



Class Assignment


Thomas Kaufsek



Walls


Paul Witcover





The Passion According to Mike


Scott Bradfield



Bright Sarasota Where the Circus Lies Dying


James Sallis



The Name Unspoken


Richard Bowes



The Elites


Stephanie Feldman



January 2018


Barry N. Malzberg



Farewell


Mary Anne Mohanraj



The Amazing Transformation of the White House Dog




Ron Goulart





Handmaid's Other Tale


Jane Yolen



Sanctuary


Brian Francis Slattery



One Fell Swoop


James Morrow



BK Girls


TS Vale



Isn't Life Great?


Don D'Ammassa



The Men Will Be Hungry Afterwards


Ray Vukcevich



The Road South


Madeleine E. Robins and Becca Caccavo



Skippy's Visit East


Michael Kandel



Designed for Your Safety


Elizabeth Bourne





Extreme Bedding


David Marusek



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