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Brave New Worlds Table of Contents

Brave New Worlds

Here’s the table of contents for my forthcoming dystopian anthology, Brave New Worlds, which comes out in January.

  • Introduction — John Joseph Adams
  • The Lottery — Shirley Jackson
  • Red Card — S. L. Gilbow
  • Ten With a Flag — Joseph Paul Haines
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment — M. Rickert
  • The Funeral — Kate Wilhelm
  • O Happy Day! — Geoff Ryman
  • Pervert — Charles Coleman Finlay
  • From Homogenous to Honey — Neil Gaiman & Bryan Talbot
  • Billennium — J. G. Ballard
  • Amaryllis — Carrie Vaughn
  • Pop Squad — Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Auspicious Eggs — James Morrow
  • Peter Skilling — Alex Irvine
  • The Pedestrian — Ray Bradbury
  • The Things that Make Me Weak and Strange Get Engineered Away — Cory Doctorow
  • The Pearl Diver — Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Dead Space for the Unexpected — Geoff Ryman
  • “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman — Harlan Ellison®
  • Is This Your Day to Join the Revolution? — Genevieve Valentine
  • Independence Day — Sarah Langan
  • The Lunatics — Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Sacrament — Matt Williamson
  • The Minority Report — Philip K. Dick
  • Just Do It — Heather Lindsley
  • Harrison Bergeron — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  • Caught in the Organ Draft — Robert Silverberg
  • Geriatric Ward — Orson Scott Card
  • Arties Aren’t Stupid — Jeremiah Tolbert
  • Jordan’s Waterhammer — Joe Mastroianni
  • Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs — Adam-Troy Castro
  • Resistance — Tobias S. Buckell
  • Civilization — Vylar Kaftan
  • For Further Reading — Ross E. Lockhart


  • Jeremiah Tolbert

    12:28 pm Nov-19-2010


  • Andrew Liptak

    12:41 pm Nov-19-2010

    I’ll second that – wow. Looks like a fantastic collection of stories.

  • Joseph Paul Haines

    1:08 pm Nov-19-2010

    You and me both, Jeremiah:Wow is right.

  • tobias s buckell

    5:03 pm Nov-19-2010

    Wow indeed. Wow was my first response as well. My second was, what am I doing in that table of contents. Wow.

  • […] Brave New Worlds, edited by John Joseph Adams. This anthology was the subject of a column I wrote earlier in the year. As a primer on dystopian literature it is excellent, and as an exemplar of good fantastika it is even better. I discovered a lot of stories that I had never read before, and the new stories were generally the equal of the classics. I’m very happy to have this on my bookshelf. […]