This one has been under wraps—or kinda-sorta under wraps—for quite a while, but the announcement for this project finally ran in Publishers Marketplace today:

Author of THE CHANGELING Victor LaValle and editor of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series John Joseph Adams’ A PEOPLE’S FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES, an anthology of 25 original speculative fiction stories that challenge oppressive narratives and imagine a future in which the country is shaped by justice and freedom, featuring stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jamie Ford, Hugh Howey, N.K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, Alice Sola Kim, Daniel José Older, Charles Yu, and more, to Victory Matsui at One World, in an exclusive submission, for publication in February 2019, by Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company (NA).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction — Victor LaValle
  • The Bookstore at the End of America — Charlie Jane Anders
  • Our Aim is Not to Die — A. Merc Rustad
  • The Wall — Lizz Huerta
  • Read After Burning — Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Chapter 5: Disruption and Continuity [excerpted] — Malka Older
  • It Was Saturday Night, I Guess That Makes It Alright — Sam J. Miller
  • Attachment Disorder — Tananarive Due
  • By His Bootstraps — Ashok K. Banker
  • Riverbed — Omar El Akkad
  • What Maya Found There — Daniel José Older
  • The Referendum — Lesley Nneka Arimah
  • Calendar Girls — Justina Ireland
  • The Synapse Will Free Us From Ourselves — Violet Allen
  • O.1 — gabby rivera
  • The Blindfold — Tobias S. Buckell
  • No Algorithms in the World — Hugh Howey
  • Esperanto — Jamie Ford
  • ROME — G. Willow Wilson
  • Give Me Cornbread or Give Me Death — N. K. Jemisin
  • Good News Bad News — Charles Yu
  • What You Sow — Kai Cheng Thom
  • A History Of Barbed Wire — Daniel H. Wilson
  • The Sun in Exile — Catherynne M. Valente
  • Harmony — Seanan McGuire
  • Now Wait for This Week — Alice Sola Kim


Note: All of these pre-order pages currently say “thirty visionary” stories, but there are only 25 stories in the book. [That should be updated/corrected shortly.]

Publishing Details

  • Trade Paperback: $17.00
  • Ebook: $11.99
  • Publisher: One World (an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  • Release Date: Feb 05, 2019
  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 978-0525508809