An Alternate History of the 21st Century

An Alternate History of the 21st Century

by William Shunn

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"Shunn is a fine writer; ingenious, stylish, closely in touch with current global trends and expert in producing thought-provoking near-future SF, and at last he has a collection to show off that keen ability." —Nick Gevers, Locus Magazine

A presidential inauguration in a fascist America eerily similar to our own. A man who broadcasts his every sense and emotion to a national audience. A space station unequipped to deal with alien visitors. Welcome to an off-kilter 21st century as only Hugo and Nebula Award nominee William Shunn could envision it.

From time travel to nanoterrorism, Los Angeles to Lagrange Point 2, the six stories in this collection span not just the length of a century but the breadth of a unique and provocative imagination. Step inside, settle in, and discover a world that's always surprising but never unfamiliar. Discover the 21st century.

"This extraordinary book is a journey through our present. From the bitingly political to the sad and personal, and everything in between, this collection is the kind of thing that you can never unread, a book that will awaken you to the present all around you." —Cory Doctorow

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161373309
Publisher: Sinister Regard
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

William Shunn is the author of the acclaimed memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a
Reluctant Missionary
(Sinister Regard, 2015). Since his first publication in 1993, his short fiction has appeared in Salon, Storyteller, Bloodstone Review, Newtown Literary, Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, and various anthologies and year’s-best collections. His work has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Association for Mormon Letters Award. His chapbook An Alternate History of the 21st Century appeared from Spilt Milk Press in 2007, and his novella Cast a Cold Eye, written with Derryl Murphy, came out from PS Publishing in 2009. He lives in New York City.

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