By 11 speculative fiction authors
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“No one can doubt that the wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. No one can doubt that cooperation in the pursuit of knowledge must lead to freedom of the mind and freedom of the soul.”
—President John F. Kennedy, from a speech at University of California, March 23, 1962
In a world gone wrong, heroes and villains are not always easy to distinguish and every individual has the ability to contribute something powerful.
In this stunning collection of original and rediscovered stories of tragedy and hope, the stars are a diverse group of students, street kids, good girls, kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, differing cultures, and sometimes one another 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 beyond Earth with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction. Includes stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Daniel H. Wilson, and more.
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About the Creators
contribute stories to Diverse Energies: Paolo Bacigalupi, K. Tempest Bradford, Rahul Kanakia, Rajan Khanna, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ken Liu, Malinda Lo, Ellen Oh, Cindy Pon, Greg Van Eekhout, and Daniel H. Wilson.
Editor Tobias S. Buckell is a Caribbean-born professional blogger and SF/F author who grew up in Grenada, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a Clarion graduate, Writers of the Future winner, and Campbell Award for Best New SF Writer Finalist, and he has been nominated for a Nebula Award. His work on Halo has been selected as a Best Book for Young Adults (BBYA). Buckell lives in Ohio with his wife and two children.
Editor Joe Monti has worn several hats in publishing—from bookstore clerk to buyer, sales to editorial, to literary agent. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and son.
About This Title
Best Children's Books of the Year
Bank Street College of Education
Interest Level:Grades 8 - 12
Reading Level:Grades 5 - 6
Middle Grade, YA interest, War, Slavery, Sharing & Giving, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Native American Interest, Multiethnic interest, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Imagination, Heroism, Friendship, Families, Evolution, Environment/Nature, Dreams & Aspirations, Discrimination, Cultural diversity, Coping with Death, Conflict resolution, Bullying, Breaking Gender Barriers, African/African American Interest, Biracial/Multiracial Interest, Asian/Asian American Interest, Scifi, Dystopia, Earth/Sun/Moon System, Empathy/Compassion, Human Impact On Environment/Environmental Sustainability , Integrity/Honesty , Leadership, People In Motion, Persistence/Grit, Self Control/Self Regulation, Pride, LGBT
Part of These Collections
Asian American English Collection Grades 3-6, African American English Collection Middle School, African American English Collection High School, Asian American English Collection Middle School, Asian American English Collection High School, English Fantasy Middle School, English Fantasy High School, Diverse Background English Collection Middle School, Diverse Background English Collection High School, English Guided Reading Level W, Native American English Collection Middle School, Native American English Collection High School, Latin American English Collection Middle School, Latin American English Collection High School, English Fiction Grades 3-6, English Fiction Middle School, English Fiction Grades 6-12, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, Latin American English Collection, Native American English Collection, Native American English Collection Grades 3-6, Appendix B Diverse Collection High School, High-Low Books for Teens (Middle and High School), Science Fiction , Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic Collection