Diverse Energiesby Tobias S. Buckell, Paolo Bacigalupi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malinda Lo
—President John F. Kennedy, from a speech at
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“No one can doubt that the wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. No one can doubt that cooperation in the pursuit of knowledge must lead to freedom of the mind and freedom of the soul.”
—President John F. Kennedy, from a speech at University of California, March 23, 1962
In a world gone wrong, heroes and villains are not always easy to distinguish. Here is a collection of stunning original and rediscovered stories of hope and tragedy that pit students, street kids, “good girls,” kidnappers, and child laborers against their environments, their governments, and sometimes themselves as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future in the stars with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction.
The editors of this volume are setting aside a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund, which enables writers of color to attend a Clarion writing workshop, where legendary Octavia Butler got her start.
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TOBIAS S. BUCKELL is a Caribbean-born professional blogger and SF/F author who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a Clarion graduate, Writers of the Future winner, and Campbell Award for Best New SF Writer Finalist, and he has been nominated for a Nebula Award. His work on Halo has been selected as a Best Book for Young Adults (BBYA). Buckell lives in Ohio with his wife and two children.
JOE MONTI is a literary agent. Before becoming an agent he was the children’s fiction buyer at Barnes & Noble Inc., held an executive sales position at Houghton Mifflin, and was an editorial director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. There, several of the books he acquired have become New York Times bestsellers, and one was nominated for the National Book Award and was awarded the Michael L. Printz Award. Monti lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.
11 speculative fiction authors contribute stories to Diverse Energies: Paolo Bacigalupi, K. Tempest Bradford, Rahul Kanakia, Rajan Khanna, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Liu, Malinda Lo, Ellen Oh, Cindy Pon, Greg Van Eekhout, and Daniel H. Wilson.
Features bestselling and award-winning authors including Ursula K. Le Guin (multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, Pushcart Prize, James Tiptree Jr. Award, and Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement, among many other honors), Paolo Bacigalupi (Michael L. Printz Award, John W. Campbell Award, Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award), Malinda Lo (William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, Andre Norton Award for YA Fantasy and Science Fiction Finalist, Lambda Literary Award Finalist), Nebula- and Andre Norton-nominated Greg van Eekhout, Nebula-nominated Ken Liu, among others.
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