Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

by John Joseph Adams
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Brave New Worlds by John Joseph Adams

From Huxley's Brave New World, to Orwell's 1984, to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, dystopian books have always been an integral part of both science fiction and literature, and have influenced the broader culture discussion in unique and permanent ways. Brave New Worlds brings together the best dystopian fiction of the last 30 years, demonstrating the diversity that flourishes in this compelling subgenre.
This landmark tome contains stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Cory Doctorow, M. Rickert, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597802888
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Publication date: 01/02/2010
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 489
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

John Joseph Adams is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Wastelands, The Living Dead (a World Fantasy Award finalist), and many others. Barnes& named him “the reigning king of the anthology world,” and his books have been named to numerous best of the year lists. John is also the fiction editor of the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed. Prior to taking on that role, he worked for nearly nine years in the editorial department at The Magazine of Fantasy&Science Fiction. He is currently the co-host of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast on, and has published hundreds of interviews and other pieces of non-fiction.

Table of Contents

Includes stories by:

Shirley Jackson
S. L. Gilbow
Joseph Paul Haines
Ursula K. Le Guin
M. Rickert
Kate Wilhelm
O Geoff Ryman
Charles Coleman Finlay
Neil Gaiman&Bryan Talbot
Carrie Vaughn
Paolo Bacigalupi
James Morrow
Alex Irvine
Cory Doctorow
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Geoff Ryman
Harlan Ellison (R)
Genevieve Valentine
Sarah Langan
Kim Stanley Robinson
Matt Williamson
Philip K. Dick
Heather Lindsley
Robert Silverberg
Orson Scott Card
Jeremiah Tolbert
Joe Mastroianni
Adam-Troy Castro
Tobias S. Buckell
Vylar Kaftan

Additional Content Exclusive to the Revised&Expanded Second Edition

Editor’s Note — John Joseph Adams
The Cull — Robert Reed
Personal Jesus — Jennifer Pelland
The Perfect Match — Ken Liu
Study Guide — Gary K. Wolfe
Filmography — Gary K. Wolfe

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Brave New Worlds 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
gezza More than 1 year ago
Wow. Where do I start? 30 of most of the best dystopian short fiction in the English speaking world's history. Nothing less. I normally like to review each story (or the key stories) in anthologies, but this is difficult for 30 of them, spanning nearly 500 close-printed pages. Also, I feel inadequate to comment on specific stories that are now legendary. The worst stories were still very good. The best are unmatched. Pure and simple. These stories were more than entertaining, they were thought provoking and challenging. I haven't been intellectually challenged like this for years. If there is any negative statement - and it isn't really a deficit, more of a warning, is that reading them straight through is being inundated with (largely) depressing situations for humanity, and notably, the protagonists in the stories. It could dampen one's spirit, while at the same time lift awareness. Fortunately this is a temporary phenomenon, but tangible indeed. Bravo to the publisher and the stellar editor - this anthology lives up to it's industry reputation of greatness. If you haven't read it, and you like dystopian stories, just read it. Do yourself a huge favor.
BookCore More than 1 year ago
Dystopias are just about my favorite genre. That and English murder mysteries. Cheery little soul, aren't I? This anthology showcases a lot of talent in the dark fantasy category.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this book. There are more typos in here than I've ever seen in my life. Also, only a few of the stories are actually interesting, the rest are either too long or too esoteric. But the typos are the main reason you should avoid this anthology.
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landofthedave More than 1 year ago
I would love to produce a video series of short films based on the stories in this book!
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