An Anthology of stories written by some of the best writers in the genre, both previously published and not, with tales that follow the lives of those living in a Dystopian society where the majority of the population reside in small apartments underground, while those higher up in society reap the benefits of their labour and Civil Compliance keep order.
The writers help you experience most of life as they take to work with with a lower-classed citizen, take you to the gym for a mandatory work-out, experience the one hour of recreation time within a heavily scheduled day, and join a citizen on the run from a retirement facility.
This book features stories written by: Saranne Bensusan, Emma Pullar, Carmen Radtke, Rachael Howard, Nick Jackson and Fiona Leitch
About the Author
Emma is a writer of dark fiction and children's books. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, was a national bestseller and named best opening lines by NZ Post. Emma's horror story, London's Crawling, published in Dark Minds, was shortlisted for the SJV Award. Her horror story, WORMS, was a Twisted Vol2 winner and her sci-fi
story, Alterverse, was a Singularity50 winner. Emma's debut novel, Skeletal, was published by Bloodhound Books in autumn 2017. The sequel is out Summer 2018. Emma's second picture book Kitty Stuck, is a collaboration with her twelve-year-old daughter and out in June 2018, published by A Spark in the Sand.
Carmen is a former newspaper reporter who has switched sides and now resides in Fictionland. Her debut novel The Case of the Missing Bride was a Malice Domestic finalist and is, like her second novel A Matter of Love and Death (this one written as Caron Albright) a historical mystery with a bit of romance. Her Sci-fi short story Safe House won a place in the upcoming Singularity50 anthology. Carmen also writes screenplays in different genres.
Table of Contents
The Anthropocene Chronicles Background 5
Scheduled, by Saranne 9
Love and Other Crimes, by Carmen Radtke 45
Old Trees Don’t Bend, by Emma Pullar 86
Privilege, by Carmen Radtke 124
Memories, by Rachael Howard 158
The Colour of Roses, by Nick Jackson 190
Patient #402, by Fiona Leitch 232
Green Grass, by Fiona Leitch 248
Author Biographies 303
Afterward, by Saranne Bensusan 307
‘Lavender’s Blue’ Shooting Script 310
‘Dissonance’ Screenplay Teaser 315