Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead

Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead

by Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)

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Overview

Brutality, infrastructure collapse, daily threats of war: 45 writers of speculative fiction share their visions of what's to come.



Fighting in the streets, corruption at the highest levels, thuggish police, a daily threat of nuclear war: few of us thought we'd find ourselves here, so far into the 21st century. What's next? Are we really going to be "great again," however that's meant?



In this diverse and vigorous mix of original stories by newcomers and luminaries, writers offer their takes on what life might hold for us in the next few years. The resulting visions of oppression, and daily struggle are sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying, but always thought-provoking.



Including stories by K. G. Anderson, Richard Bowes, Elizabeth Bourne, Scott Bradfield, J.S. Breukelaar, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Becca Caccavo, Don D'Ammassa, Stephanie Feldman, Eric James Fullilove, Ron Goulart, Eileen Gunn, Leslie Howle, Matthew Hughes, Janis Ian, Michael Kandel, Thomas Kaufsek, Paul La Farge, Yoon Ha Lee, Michael Libling, Heather Lindsley, Lisa Mason, Barry N. Malzberg, David Marusek, Mary Anne Mohanraj, James Morrow, Ruth Nestvold, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Marguerite Reed, Robert Reed, Madeleine E. Robins, Jay Russell, Geoff Ryman, James Sallis, J. M. Sidorova, Brian Francis Slattery, Harry Turtledove, Deepak Unnikrishnan, TS Vale, Leo Vladimirsky, Ray Vukcevich, Ted White, Paul Witcover, N. Lee Wood, and Jane Yolen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949017069
Publisher: OR Books
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 643,603
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

GORDON VAN GELDER is the publisher of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is the editor of many anthologies, among them Welcome to the Greenhouse: New Science fiction on Climate Change (OR Books). He has twice received the Hugo Award for Best Editor (short form), and has twice won the World Fantasy Award.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments


Introduction


Sneakers

Michael Libling


re: Your Wedding

Ruth Nestvold


Everything Is Fixed Now

K. G. Anderson


His Sweat Like Stars on the Rio Grande

Janis Ian


Agnosia

J. M. Sidorova


The Adventure of You

Paul La Farge




N. Lee Wood


Birds

Deepak Unnikrishnan


The Only Constant

Leslie Howle


The Terrific Leader

Harry Turtledove


Two Explicit and Three Oblique Apologies to My Oldest Daughter One Month Before Her Eighteenth Birthday

Heather Lindsley


The Levellers

Deji Bryce Olukotun


No Point Talking

Geoff Ryman


Glow

J.S. Breukelaar


Precaution at Penn Station

Michael Kandel


Newsletter

Jennifer Marie Brissett


Statues of Limitations

Jay Russell


Suffocation

Robert Reed


Application for Asylum

Eileen Gunn



Welcome to Triumph Band

Yoon Ha Lee


Loser

Matthew Hughes


We All Have Hearts of Gold®

Leo Vladimirsky


Notes on Retrieving a Fallen Banner

Marguerite Reed


Ticket to Ride

Eric James Fullilove


Burning Down the House

Ted White


Dangerous

Lisa Mason


Class Assignment

Thomas Kaufsek


Walls

Paul Witcover



The Passion According to Mike

Scott Bradfield


Bright Sarasota Where the Circus Lies Dying

James Sallis


The Name Unspoken

Richard Bowes


The Elites

Stephanie Feldman


January 2018

Barry N. Malzberg


Farewell

Mary Anne Mohanraj


The Amazing Transformation of the White House Dog


Ron Goulart



Handmaid's Other Tale

Jane Yolen


Sanctuary

Brian Francis Slattery


One Fell Swoop

James Morrow


BK Girls

TS Vale


Isn't Life Great?

Don D'Ammassa


The Men Will Be Hungry Afterwards

Ray Vukcevich


The Road South

Madeleine E. Robins and Becca Caccavo


Skippy's Visit East

Michael Kandel


Designed for Your Safety

Elizabeth Bourne



Extreme Bedding

David Marusek


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