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 more.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 &...
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A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers Reviews
I rarely read a collection of short stories and enjoy every single story. This collection is the exception. I can't even pick a favorite one because I loved them all so much.
In my sophomore year of high school, our main history "textbook" was A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, so naturally I was drawn to this collection. I intend to reach out to the head of the English department to suggest some of the stories in conjunction with that course.
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 more fascist and religious. Our main character goes to church in the US and also helps ...more
According to the back cover: "[E]ditors Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams invited an extraordinarily talented group of writers to share stories that explore new forms of freedom, love, and justice. They asked for narratives that would challenge oppressive American myths, release us from the chokehold of our history, and give us new futures to believe in.
"They also asked that the stories be badass."
A People's Future of the United States delivers on the first part. This is a collection of stori ...more
A great collection of short stories that speculate on the future of the United States...or whatever it becomes. The stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Tananarive Due, N. K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, Daniel José 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. ...more
This is a pretty solid collection, though like most, some are better than others. The two I most connected with were Sam Miller's (enough to add Blackfish City to the wish list) and Omar El Akkad's (enough that I had to pm the author on Twitter and thank him).
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 ...more
Filled with peoples, worlds, futures, and acts of rebellion that you won't soon forget.
(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence against a variety of marginalized groups.)
You are the amen of my family, and I am the in the beginning of yours. This story is the prayer, or one of them. This story says you can live through anything and that when it is time to go, when the entire world goes dark, then you go together, holding on to one anothe...more
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 ...more