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A People's Future of the United States

Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers

by Victor LaValle Editor · John Joseph Adams Editor


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A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and imagine new futures for America—from N. K. Jemisin, Charles Yu, Jamie Ford, G. Willow Wilson, Charlie Jane Anders, Hugh Howey, and more.
In these tumultuous times, in our deeply divided country, many people are angry, frightened, and hurting. Knowing that imagining a brighter tomorrow has always been an act of resistance, editors 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.
The result is this spectacular collection of twenty-five tales that blend the dark and the light, the dystopian and the utopian. These tales are vivid with struggle and hardship—whether it's the othered and the terrorized, or dragonriders and covert commandos—but these characters don't flee, they fight.
Thrilling, inspiring, and a sheer joy to read, A People's Future of the United States is a gift for anyone who believes in our power to dream a just world.
Featuring stories by Violet Allen
  • Charlie Jane Anders
  • Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • 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 José Older
  • Malka Older
  • Gabby Rivera
  • A. Merc Rustad
  • Kai Cheng Thom
  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Daniel H. Wilson
  • G. Willow Wilson
  • Charles Yu
  • Publication Details

    Random House Publishing Group
    One World/Ballantine
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    Victor LaValle (Editor)

    Victor LaValle is the author of seven works of fiction: four novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories. His novels have been included in best-of-the-year lists by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post...

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    Author :
    Charles Yu
    Editor :
    John Joseph Adams
    Editor :
    Victor LaValle
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    Charlie Jane Anders
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    Lesley Nneka Arimah
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