Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead by Gordon Van Gelder

Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead by Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)
English | 2018 | Fantasy | ePUB | 1.2 MB

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 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.

Sneakers by Michael Libling
re: Your Wedding by Ruth Nestvold
Everything Is Fixed Now by K. G. Anderson
His Sweat Like Stars on the Rio Grande by Janis Ian
Agnosia by J. M. Sidorova
The Adventure of You by Paul La Farge
<Chapter> N. Lee Wood
Birds by Deepak Unnikrishnan
The Only Constant by Leslie Howle
The Terrific Leader by Harry Turtledove
Two Explicit and Three Oblique Apologies to My Oldest Daughter One Month Before Her Eighteenth Birthday by Heather Lindsley
The Levellers by Deji Bryce Olukotun
No Point Talking by Geoff Ryman
Glow by J.S. Breukelaar
Precaution at Penn Station by Michael Kandel
Newsletter by Jennifer Marie Brissett
Statues of Limitations by Jay Russell
Suffocation by Robert Reed
Application for Asylum by Eileen Gunn
Welcome to Triumph Band by Yoon Ha Lee
Loser by Matthew Hughes
We All Have Hearts of Gold by Leo Vladimirsky
Notes on Retrieving a Fallen Banner by Marguerite Reed
Ticket to Ride by Eric James Fullilove
Burning Down the House by Ted White
Dangerous by Lisa Mason
Class Assignment by Thomas Kaufsek
Walls by Paul Witcover
The Passion According to Mike by Scott Bradfield
Bright Sarasota Where the Circus Lies Dying by James Sallis
The Name Unspoken by Richard Bowes
The Elites by Stephanie Feldman
January 2018 by Barry N. Malzberg
Farewell by Mary Anne Mohanraj
The Amazing Transformation of the White House Dog by Ron Goulart
Handmaid’s Other Tale by Jane Yolen
Sanctuary by Brian Francis Slattery
One Fell Swoop by James Morrow
BK Girls by TS Vale
Isn’t Life Great? by Don D’Ammassa
The Men Will Be Hungry Afterwards by Ray Vukcevich
The Road South by Madeleine E. Robins and Becca Caccavo
Skippy’s Visit East by Michael Kandel
Designed for Your Safety by Elizabeth Bourne
Extreme Bedding by David Marusek

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