Publication Date: October 1, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In a world gone wrong, heroes and villains are not always easy to distinguish. Here is a collection of stunning original and rediscovered stories of hope and tragedy that pit students, street kids, “good girls,” kidnappers, and child laborers against their environments, their governments, and sometimes themselves as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future in the stars with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction.
The editors of this volume are setting aside a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund, which enables writers of color to attend a Clarion writing workshop, where legendary Octavia Butler got her start.
JOE MONTI is a literary agent. Before becoming an agent he was the children’s fiction buyer at Barnes & Noble Inc., held an executive sales position at Houghton Mifflin, and was an editorial director at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. There, several of the books he acquired have become New York Times bestsellers, and one was nominated for the National Book Award and was awarded the Michael L. Printz Award. Monti lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.
Features bestselling and award-winning authors including Ursula K. Le Guin (multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, Pushcart Prize, James Tiptree Jr. Award, and Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement, among many other honors), Paolo Bacigalupi (Michael L. Printz Award, John W. Campbell Award, Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Locus Award), Malinda Lo (William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, Andre Norton Award for YA Fantasy and Science Fiction Finalist, Lambda Literary Award Finalist), Nebula- and Andre Norton-nominated Greg van Eekhout, Nebula-nominated Ken Liu, among others.
More than 150 writers from 40 events will gather in New York City for PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, April 28 – May 4, 2014.
For its 10th anniversary, the festival celebrates those who have dared to stand ‘on the edge,’ risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and beliefs. Join us for a wide range of events, including debates, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops and performances in venues throughout the city. Use the code PEN14 (use PEN2014 for events at The Public Theater) and receive a 20 percent discount on most events. www.worldvoicesfestival.org