Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

Dystopian Stories

Book - 2011
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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.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Night Shade ; London : Diamond [distributor], 2011
ISBN: 9781597802215
Branch Call Number: FICTION Brave
Characteristics: 481 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Gaetano, Nick
Le Guin, Ursula K. 1929-


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Jun 22, 2013

Oh, man, they're all great! Includes great short stories, like The Minority Report - yes, the short story upon which the movie was based on!

Ooh, and the last short story is just epic. It's one of those choose-your-own-adventure types! You're in control of a civilization - do you choose radicalism (skip to section 3) or traditionalism (skip to section 7)? Does it make a difference? So cool. I loved it.

Zewy Jun 27, 2011

Marched straight through *Brave New Worlds*, a big sci-fi collection of dystopic short stories. Lots of familiar names and a couple of titles I recognized as well, but overall it was stories I hadn't read before.

This is one of the best sci-fi anthologies I have ever read, and certainly the best edited! The introductions to the stories were like nothing I've ever seen - relevant, brief, interesting, and playful at times.

Couldn't even begin to narrow down my favourite story, I liked so very many of them: The Red Card, Geriatric Ward, Ten with a Flag, Peter Skilling (amazzzzing), Just Do It, Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs, and Civilization.

The stories are chilling and some are quite funny. If you like this kind of thing (you know who you are), you will love this book.


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