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.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsIncludes stories by:
S. L. Gilbow
Joseph Paul Haines
Ursula K. Le Guin
O Geoff Ryman
Charles Coleman Finlay
Neil Gaiman&Bryan Talbot
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Harlan Ellison (R)
Kim Stanley Robinson
Philip K. Dick
Orson Scott Card
Tobias S. Buckell
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
I would love to produce a video series of short films based on the stories in this book!