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Forum IV (Fall 2017)

Global Dystopias

Reader Katia Fowler says, “Global Dystopias is shattering and marvelous. I am in awe. Thank you for ripping my heart out and cradling it at the same time.” Publishers Weekly writes, “[S]ome of the best contributions . . . include nuanced examinations of gender-based oppression. In Charlie Jane Anders’s astoundingly good ‘Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue,’ the narrator is forced . . . into a body she doesn’t want and didn’t ask for. Maria Dahvana Headley’s ‘Memoirs of an Imaginary Country’ explores the connection between the colonization of women’s bodies and colonization of non-Western countries. Tananarive Due’s ‘The Reformatory’ reveals a single moment of horrific abuse in a young black boy’s . . . life. Maureen McHugh’s ‘Cannibal Acts’ and Nalo Hopkinson’s ‘Waving at Trains’ are excellent stories of viral apocalypses and their aftermath.”

CONTENTS

 

 
Editor’s Note
Junot Díaz
 

 

STORIES

 
After Chernobyl
Adrienne Bernhard
Adora
Sumudu Samarawickrama
Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue
Charlie Jane Anders
Meniscus
Theo Costantino
Sky Veins of Potosí
Jordy Rosenberg
Memoirs of an Imaginary Country
Maria Dahvana Headley
Athena Dreams of a Hollow Body
JR Fenn
The Reformatory
Tananarive Due
What Used to Be Caracas
Mike McClelland
Cannibal Acts
Maureen McHugh
Waving at Trains
Nalo Hopkinson
 

 

INTERVIEWS & ESSAYS

 
Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again
Margaret Atwood interviewed by Junot Díaz
Saving Orwell
Peter Ross
Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans
Henry Farrell
A Strategy for Ruination
China Miéville interviewed by Boston Review
Dulltopia
Mark Bould

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