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.
Stories in this collection:
01) Introduction by John Joseph Adams 02) The Lottery by Shirley Jackson 03) Red Card by S. L. Gilbow 04) Ten with a Flag by Joseph Paul Haines 05) The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin 06) Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment: One Daughter’s Personal Account by M. Rickert 07) The Funeral by Kate Wilhelm 08) O Happy Day! by Geoff Ryman 09) Pervert by Charles Coleman Finlay 10) From Homogenous to Honey by Neil Gaiman and Bryan Talbot 11) Billennium by J. G. Ballard 12) Amaryllis by Carrie Vaughn 13) Pop Squad by Paolo Bacigalupi 14) Auspicious Eggs by James Morrow 15) Peter Skilling by Alex Irvine 16) The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury 17) The Things That Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away by Cory Doctorow 18) The Pearl Diver by Caitlín R. Kiernan 19) Dead Space for the Unexpected by Geoff Ryman 20) “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman by Harlan Ellison 21) Is This Your Day to Join the Revolution? by Genevieve Valentine 22) Independence Day by Sarah Langan 23) The Lunatics by Kim Stanley Robinson 24) Sacrament by Matt Williamson 25) The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick 26) Just Do It by Heather Lindsley 27) Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 28) Caught in the Organ Draft by Robert Silverberg 29) Geriatric Ward by Orson Scott Card 30) Arties Aren’t Stupid by Jeremiah Tolbert 31) Jordan’s Waterhammer by Joe Mastroianni 32) Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs by Adam-Troy Castro 33) Resistance by Tobias S. Buckell 34) Civilization by Vylar Kaftan 35) For Further Reading by Ross E. Lockhart 36) The Cull by Robert Reed 37) Personal Jesus by Jennifer Pelland 38) The Perfect Match by Ken Liu 39) Study Guide and Filmography by Gary K. Wolfe
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