Visions of a more tenable world, dystopian workplaces, communication in a time of political friction and environmental collapse, and unfolding ecological horrors.
These books write towards revolutionary paths, satirize the gig economy, upend love-story conventions, and look beyond the Anthropocene as they depict futures deeply informed by the current moment.
This collection contains:
Participation by Anna Moschovakis: When the weather revolts, certainties dissolve and binaries blur as members of two reading groups converge at the intersection of theory and practice to reshape their lives, relationships, and reality itself. With incisive prose and surprising structural shifts, Participation forms an alluring vision of community, and a love story like no other.
Temporary by Hilary Leichter: Eighteen boyfriends, twenty-three jobs, and one ghost who occasionally pops in to give advice: Temporary casts a hilarious and tender eye toward the struggle for happiness under late capitalism.
The Breaks by Julietta Singh: A profound meditation on race, inheritance, and queer mothering at the end of the world. In a letter to her six-year-old daughter, Singh writes toward a tender vision of the world, offering children’s radical embrace of possibility as a model for how we might live.
The Glassy, Burning Floor of Hell by Brian Evenson: In this new short story collection, Evenson envisions a chilling future beyond the Anthropocene that forces excruciating decisions about survival and self-sacrifice in the face of toxic air and a natural world torn between revenge and regeneration. Combining psychological and ecological horror, each tale thrums with Evenson’s award-winning literary craftsmanship, dark humor, and thrilling suspense.