A PEOPLE'S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES:Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

An evening of reading and discussion with contributors Charlie Jane Anders and Gabby Rivera, moderated by Arly Sorg

celebrating the release of

A PEOPLE'S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers

edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams

Published by One World

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 the words of N.K. Jemisin: "Imagination is where revolutions begin." 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 extraordinary 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 oppressed, or dragonriders and covert commandos—but these characters don't flee, they fight.

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

Charlie Jane Anders is a writer and commentator. She has written several novels and is the publisher of other magazine, the "magazine of pop culture and politics for the new outcasts". In 2005, she received the Lambda Literary Award for work in the transgender category, and in 2009, the Emperor Norton Award. She has hosted the infamous literary series Writers with Drinks.

Gabby Rivera is a queer Latinx writer living in Oakland, CA. She is currently writing AMERICA, America Chavez's solo series, for Marvel. America is Marvel's first Latina lesbian superhero. Gabby’s critically acclaimed debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath was listed by as one of the 25 essential books to read for women’s history month, and it was called the "dopest LGBTQA YA book ever" by Latina. Put simply by Roxane Gay, it’s "F***ing outstanding.

Arly Sorg is a writer living in Oakland California.


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