REVIEW: Andrew Liptak: Stunning

Critic Andrew Liptak reviews Brave New Worlds: “One of the finest sets of short fiction that I’ve ever read, with a stunning table of contents.” [review]

REVIEW: Barnes & Simply Magnificent

Paul Goat Allen of Barnes & reviews Brave New Worlds: “A simply magnificent anthology of short-form dystopian fiction that features dozens of cacotopian classics. And, as has come to be expected with any Adams anthology, there are no weak links – not a one. Every single one of the 33 stories included in Brave New Worlds is a standout work. It’s an all-star line-up of dystopian gems from front to back. … This just isn’t a great anthology, it’s one that I will cherish forever and undoubtedly read again and again.” [review]

REVIEW: Quiet Earth: “One of the best primers of dystopian literature you’ll find.”

Brave New Worlds is one of the best primers of dystopian literature you’ll find on shelves today. A perfect blend of classic and contemporary short stories about government control, technological subjugation and corporate espionage, each story offers a unique position on how we’re so apt to allow entities to control us… for our own good, of course. When I first got the 500 page book in the mail I was worried I wouldn’t have time to read it before it gets released in January. But once I started I found I couldn’t put it down. Once again, it would seem that editor John Joseph Adams knows how to pick ’em. … [Night Shade Books has] hit another home run with Brave New Worlds.” [review]

REVIEW: Dreams & Speculation Gives BRAVE NEW WORLDS a 9/10 Review

[9/10 rating] “The thirty three short stories of Brave New Worlds are addictive, dark, and thought provoking–all the best qualities of good dystopian fiction.” [review]

REVIEW: Starred Review from Publishers Weekly!

“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 Joseph Paul Haines’s “Ten with a Flag,” a government uses confusion to manipulate the governed. Sarah Langan’s “Independence Day” shows a tyrannical future U.S. through a teenager’s eyes. Matt Williamson’s “Sacrament” offers the torturer’s perspective on his “art.” Adam-Troy Castro’s “Of a Sweet Slow Dance in the Wake of Temporary Dogs” asks how much of our souls we would surrender for nine days of guaranteed happiness plus one of horror. Grinding inevitability runs through Vylar Kaftan’s interactive “Civilization.” Most of the stories are bleak, many are hopeless, and all serve as powerful warnings of what we may let ourselves become.”

REVIEW: Gives Brave New Worlds 5 out of 5 Stars!

5-Star Review. Brave New Worlds is an excellent roundup of high-class writing talent, all offering their interpretations of dystopian possibilities that should stick with the reader long after they finish the last story.” [review]