A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers

A People s Future of the United States Speculative Fiction from Extraordinary Writers What if America s founding ideals finally became reality A future of peace justice and love comes to life in original speculative stories that challenge oppression and embrace inclusiveness from N K

  • Title: A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers
  • Author: Victor LaValle
  • ISBN: 25
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • What if America s founding ideals finally became reality A future of peace, justice, and love comes to life in original speculative stories that challenge oppression and embrace inclusiveness from N K Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, and For many Americans, imagining a bright future has always been an act of resistance A People s Future of the United States pre What if America s founding ideals finally became reality A future of peace, justice, and love comes to life in original speculative stories that challenge oppression and embrace inclusiveness from N K Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, and For many Americans, imagining a bright future has always been an act of resistance A People s Future of the United States presents twenty five never before published stories by a diverse group of writers, featuring voices both new and well established These stories imagine their characters fighting everything from government surveillance, to corporate cities, to climate change disasters, to nuclear wars But fear not A People s Future also invites readers into visionary futures in which the country is shaped by justice, equity, and joy.Edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams, this collection features a glittering landscape of moving, visionary stories written from the perspective of people of color, indigenous writers, women, queer trans people, Muslims and other people whose lives are often at risk.Contributors include Violet Allen, Charlie Jane Anders, Ashok K Banker, Tobias S Buckell, Tananarive Due, Omar El Akkad, Jamie Ford, Maria Dahvana Headley, Hugh Howey, Lizz Huerta, Justina Ireland, N K Jemisin, Alice Sola Kim, Seanan McGuire, Sam J Miller, Daniel Jos Older, Malka Older, Gabby Rivera, A Merc Rustad, Kai Cheng Thom, Catherynne M Valente, Danie

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    • Victor LaValle

      Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Changeling and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle s DESTROYER.He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers Award, a United Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Changeling and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle s DESTROYER.He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens.He was raised in Queens, New York He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife and kids He teaches at Columbia University.He can be kind of hard to reach, but he still loves you

    122 thoughts on “A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers

    • There are certain collections of speculative fiction that are tattooed on my brain Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison, and Futures on Fire, edited by Orson Scott Card, in particular.This one now joins that gallery of mind bending, imagination stretching stories, but there s something soul soothing about these tales as well Something sublime, yet hopeful.My favorites were the stories by N.K Jemisin, Ashok Banker, and Charlie Jane Anders Full disclosure I have a story in here too, bu Ther [...]


    • This anthology boasts of some amazing authors and I just couldn t resist from requesting it as soon as I heard about it the first time And what a thought provoking, sometimes infuriating and sometimes hopeful collection of stories this is Right from the Foreword by Victor LaValle, we get an insight into how powerful representation is, how important it is to fight for the rights of the marginalized and and resistance can start from even just one person These stories will move you, make you ang Th [...]


    • October usually calls for scary reads And, as if reading news alone wasn t doing the trick, somehow I managed to read not one but two dystopian anthologies inspired by the news First one was Welcome to Dystopia and objectively this one is a considerably superior of the two Wherein the first was a sort of knee jerk reaction, lacking maturity and subtlety, this one mostly mostly does have that much needed maturity and subtlety Partially because it was edited by two experts with a very good October [...]


    • Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this in exchange for my honest review.This anthology is a who s who in current science fiction and fantasy writing The stories are varied and all well written with various takes on the future of American culture and society There are stories about everything from a book store that stands firmly on the dividing line between The United States and the country of California, to one about a world where contraception is outlawe T [...]


    • A great collection of short stories that speculate on the future of the United Statesor whatever it becomes The stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Tananarive Due, N K Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, Daniel Jos Older, and G Willow Wilson show why these authors had and deserve large audiences and followings All of the stories feature badass characters, as requested by the editors, and they all do deliver, from people who keep information free and available to those who physically protect others A great coll [...]


    • I m going to try something new to me and review these stories as I read them.1 Charlie Jane Anders story I liked this better than All the Birds in the Sky The idea is that a bookstore sits on the border between California and the United States in a future in which these entities become two separate countries California is a bit too PC and tech oriented, with many of its people wired up The US has become fascist and religious Our main character goes to church in the US and also helps I m going to [...]


    • I received an ARC of this volume via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review At the moment the title of this volume in the Kindle Edition on is Thirty Visionary Stories it actually seems to be Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers , though.Recently, I have been sporadically listening to a series of lectures by Gary K Wolfe, available from my library via Hoopla, called How Great Science Fiction Works In episode five, he discusses utopia and dystopia and offers the I received an ARC [...]


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