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Tag: Global Dystopias

“'I felt no hunger but the habit of food struck me intensely. My nightgown was grubby and torn. My limbs were scraped, spotted with yellow bruises, but I felt no pain.” Short Story
Theo Costantino
Years after an extinction event nearly wiped out humanity, a team of scientists search Venezuela for signs of life and evidence of what caused the tragedy. Short Story
Mike McClelland
In a lost tale of Casanova, the citizens of a country at the center of the Earth must give up their home—and their women—to colonizers. Short Story
Maria Dahvana Headley

An aging AI researcher, alone with her robot companion, must make a difficult decision when the android begins to malfunction. Short Story

Sumudu Samarawickrama
In the aftermath of a flu pandemic that kills most of the population, a survivor, barricaded in Alaska, remembers her life while contemplating a grisly choice. Short Story
Maureen F. McHugh

Once I learned of the existence of mothers, I decided to order one for myself.

JR Fenn

Stories are dangerous. They can get you killed.

Tananarive Due

The monotony of slow cinema defamiliarizes our world and enables us to see it critically.

Mark Bould

We live in Philip K. Dick’s future, not George Orwell’s or Aldous Huxley’s.

Henry Farrell

An interview with China Miéville.

China Miéville

A tale of forbidden love in an age when corporations have replaced government.

Jordy Rosenberg

Life is for living, my dead mother said.

Lindsay R. Taylor

He will surprise her on the anniversary of the end.

Mike Jeffrey

“I wanted his body to begin and end elsewhere, at home, meaning his home, wherever that was, meaning even I, whose job was to include him, wanted him out.”

Kristen Gleason
After the slave trade and colonization, history has become a dystopia.
Tananarive Due

Eventually, it became obvious that we didn’t have a mission. Or our mission, for what it’s worth, was the lack thereof.

Bryan Washington

“The intake process begins with dismantling her personal space, one mantle at a time.”

Charlie Jane Anders

Nalo Hopkinson on the politics of dystopia, writing from the Global South, and the enduring importance of black mermaids.

Nalo Hopkinson

From invading Afghanistan to dismantling Confederate monuments, George Orwell has been pressed into the service of all sorts of causes. But the real Orwell remains unknown.

Peter Ross
Junot Díaz introduces Global Dystopias.
Junot Díaz

So the thing about the Death Squads is that their outfits are super cute.

Jason Baltazar

Every word is Trademarked™, Restricted® or Copyrighted©. Why was this something to celebrate?

Gregory Scott Katsoulis

Junot Díaz interviews Margaret Atwood about The Handmaid's Tale, political dystopias, and Drake.

Junot Díaz, Margaret Atwood

A new generation of young Polish novelists has turned to dystopia to express Poland's cultural and economic contradictions.

Marta Figlerowicz

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