A People's Future of the United States by various authors audiobook

A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers

By Seanan McGuire, N. K. Jemison, Tananarive Due , and others
Edited by Victor LaValle  and John Joseph Adams
Read by Vikas Adam , Soneela Nankani , Paul Boehmer , and others

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    ISBN: 9781984832276

A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision 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 listen to, A People’s Future of the United States is a gift for anyone who believes in our power to dream a just world. AUDIO TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction by Victor LaValle, read by the author The Bookstore at the End of America, by Charlie Jane Anders, read by Kyla Garcia Our Aim Is Not to Die, by A. Merc Rustad, read by Dani Martineck The Wall, by Lizz Huerta, read by Roxana Ortega Read After Burning, by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by William DeMeritt Chapter 5: Disruption and Continuity [excerpted], by Malka Older, read by Prentice Onayemi It Was Saturday Night, I Guess That Makes It All Right, by Sam J. Miller, read by Paul Boehmer Attachment Disorder, by Tananarive Due, read by Kyla Garcia By His Bootstraps, by Ashok K. Banker, read by William DeMeritt Riverbed, by Omar El Akkad, read by Soneela Nankani What Maya Found There, by Daniel José Older, read by Roxana Ortega The Referendum, by Lesley Nneka Arimah, read by Adenrele Ojo Calendar Girls, by Justina Ireland, read by N'Jameh Camara The Synapse Will Free Us from Ourselves, by Violet Allen, read by Vikas Adam O.1, by Gabby Rivera, read by a full cast (Public Broadcast, Falak Alfayed: Vikas Adam; Mala: Soneela Nankani; Deviana Ortiz: Roxana Ortega; Key: William DeMeritt; Orion: Adenrele Ojo; Luz: Kyla Garcia) The Blindfold, by Tobias S. Buckell, read by Prentice Onayemi No Algorithms in the World, by Hugh Howey, read by Darrell Dennis Esperanto, by Jamie Ford, read by N'Jameh Camara ROME, by G. Willow Wilson, read by Soneela Nankani Give Me Cornbread or Give Me Death, by N. K. Jemisin, read by Adenrele Ojo Good News Bad News, by Charles Yu, read by a full cast (Narrators: Prentice Onayemi & Dani Martineck; Elizabeth Chang: Nancy Wu; Darren Chang: Darrell Dennis; Cynthia Rodriguez: N’Jameh Camara; Bert Newsom: Paul Boehmer; Emma Chang: Kyla Garcia; Nicholas Chang: Nancy Wu) What You Sow, by Kai Cheng Thom, read by Nancy Wu A History of Barbed Wire, by Daniel H. Wilson, read by Darrell Dennis The Sun in Exile, by Catherynne M. Valente, read by Nancy Wu Harmony, by Seanan McGuire, read by Dani Martineck Now Wait for This Week, by Alice Sola Kim, read by Soneela Nankani

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the Ignyte Award for Best Anthology/Collected Works

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A glittering landscape of twenty-five speculative stories that challenge oppression and envision 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 listen to, A People’s Future of the United States is a gift for anyone who believes in our power to dream a just world.

AUDIO TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction by Victor LaValle, read by the author
The Bookstore at the End of America, by Charlie Jane Anders, read by Kyla Garcia
Our Aim Is Not to Die, by A. Merc Rustad, read by Dani Martineck
The Wall, by Lizz Huerta, read by Roxana Ortega
Read After Burning, by Maria Dahvana Headley, read by William DeMeritt
Chapter 5: Disruption and Continuity [excerpted], by Malka Older, read by Prentice Onayemi
It Was Saturday Night, I Guess That Makes It All Right, by Sam J. Miller, read by Paul Boehmer
Attachment Disorder, by Tananarive Due, read by Kyla Garcia
By His Bootstraps, by Ashok K. Banker, read by William DeMeritt
Riverbed, by Omar El Akkad, read by Soneela Nankani
What Maya Found There, by Daniel José Older, read by Roxana Ortega
The Referendum, by Lesley Nneka Arimah, read by Adenrele Ojo
Calendar Girls, by Justina Ireland, read by N'Jameh Camara
The Synapse Will Free Us from Ourselves, by Violet Allen, read by Vikas Adam
O.1, by Gabby Rivera, read by a full cast (Public Broadcast, Falak Alfayed: Vikas Adam; Mala: Soneela Nankani; Deviana Ortiz: Roxana Ortega; Key: William DeMeritt; Orion: Adenrele Ojo; Luz: Kyla Garcia)
The Blindfold, by Tobias S. Buckell, read by Prentice Onayemi
No Algorithms in the World, by Hugh Howey, read by Darrell Dennis
Esperanto, by Jamie Ford, read by N'Jameh Camara
ROME, by G. Willow Wilson, read by Soneela Nankani
Give Me Cornbread or Give Me Death, by N. K. Jemisin, read by Adenrele Ojo
Good News Bad News, by Charles Yu, read by a full cast (Narrators: Prentice Onayemi & Dani Martineck; Elizabeth Chang: Nancy Wu; Darren Chang: Darrell Dennis; Cynthia Rodriguez: N’Jameh Camara; Bert Newsom: Paul Boehmer; Emma Chang: Kyla Garcia; Nicholas Chang: Nancy Wu)
What You Sow, by Kai Cheng Thom, read by Nancy Wu
A History of Barbed Wire, by Daniel H. Wilson, read by Darrell Dennis
The Sun in Exile, by Catherynne M. Valente, read by Nancy Wu
Harmony, by Seanan McGuire, read by Dani Martineck
Now Wait for This Week, by Alice Sola Kim, read by Soneela Nankani

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A timely compilation that highlights the hope and anxiety of the current political climate.” Library Journal
“An outstanding collection written..Each story builds a plausible extrapolation of the current world, and each character is well drawn. This bold collection is full of hope, strength, and courage, and will be welcomed by readers looking for emotional sustenance and validation of their experiences in a challenging time.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"[An] excellent collection…You might expect a collection of dreamy political utopias. Instead, they created spaces of resistance that are often darker, and more frightening, than reality…Imaginary worlds can create a heaven or a hell, depending on your ideology.” New York Times Book REview

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Author Bio: Seanan McGuire

Author Bio: Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is a California-based author with a strong penchant for travel. Her October Daye and InCryptid series have been New York Times bestsellers and she was the winner of the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her novel Feed, written under the name Mira Grant, was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2010. She also won a Hugo for her podcast and is the first person to be nominated for five Hugo Awards in a single year.

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Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

Author Bio: N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an American author who has won three consecutive Hugo Awards for Best Novel. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice awards. She is a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops.

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Author Bio: Tananarive Due

Author Bio: Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due is a former features writer and columnist for the Miami Herald. She has written two highly acclaimed novels, The Between and My Soul to Keep. Ms. Due makes her home in Longview, Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 15.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English