Brave New Worlds by Ursula K. Le Guin
(Dystopian Stories)

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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.

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John Joseph Adams, called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes &, is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom, Armored, Lightspeed: Year One, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Way of the Wizard. He is a two-time finalist for the Hugo Award and a three-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award. He is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed magazine, and is the co-host of The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Forthcoming anthologies include Epic (Tachyon, Fall 2012) and The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination (Tor Books, 2013). Find him online at and on Twitter @johnjosephadams.
Published January 2, 2010 by Night Shade Books. 489 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Familiar classics by such luminaries as Shirley Jackson, Ursula K. Le Guin, and J.G. Ballard rub shoulders with new standouts in this dark anthology of 33 dystopian futures and alternate worlds. In Jo

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New York Journal of Books

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Neil Gaiman treats his readers to a story of political extremism told in comic-strip form, whereas Vylar Haftan treads the boundary between “utopia” and “dystopia” with her readers in the form of a choose-your-own-adventure tale.

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Some stories are only 2 or 3 pages long, so you can read an entire story and still get to enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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Fantasy Literature

Brave New Worlds: Dystopian Stories edited by John Joseph Adams.

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Fantasy Literature

Three stories were added, along with a study guide featuring questions for some of the stories if you wanted to use this in a book club (I want to join that book club!) or class, a filmography of classic dystopian films, and an extensive suggested reading list of dystopian and utopian fiction.

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SF Signal

By placing the classic stories we’ve all read alongside new and unfamiliar dystopian tales, Adams makes readers examine both the classics and the new stories from a different angle.

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Brave New Worlds collects the best tales of totalitarian menace by some of today’s most visionary writers, including Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula K.

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