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The Future of Darkness: 30+ Dystopias in One Edition - cover

The Future of Darkness: 30+ Dystopias in One Edition

Edgar Allan Poe, Jonathan Swift, Anthony Trollope, Ignatius Donnelly, Edward Bellamy, William Dean Howells, William Hope Hodgson, Richard Jefferies, Mary Shelley, Ayn Rand, E.M. Forster, Edwin A. Abbott, George Griffiths, H. G. Wells, Ernest Bramah, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Fred M. White, Philip Francis Nowlan, Fritz Leiber, Cleveland Moffett, Irving E. Cox, Arthur Dudley Vinton, Jack London, Owen Gregory, Hugh Benson, Milo Hastings, Richard Stockham, Gertrude Barrows Bennett, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Samuel Butler

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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The anthology 'The Future of Darkness: 30+ Dystopias in One Edition' draws together an eclectic assemblage of visionary tales from some of the most seminal voices in science fiction and speculative storytelling. Navigating through the bleak landscapes of futuristic societies, this collection vibrantly explores themes of authoritarian control, human resilience, and the sociopolitical implications of technological advancements. Each narrative, while unique in stylistic execution, collectively underscores the profound anxieties and ethical dilemmas faced by civilizations at crossroads. The diversity in narrative voice and literary approach, from the chilling prescience of early 20th-century speculations to mid-century existential reflections, makes this compilation not just a reflection on future societies but also a mirror to the contemporary human condition. Second, the illustrious roster of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, and H. G. Wells, among others, brings a rich historical and cultural context to the collection. These authors, who have significantly shaped literary and intellectual discourses of their times, contribute depth and gravity to the anthology's overarching dystopian theme. Emerging from various periods that have witnessed pivotal transformations, from Industrial Revolutions to digital age reckonings, their works collectively manifest as a literary exploration of societal fears and hopes, making 'The Future of Darkness' a timeless scholarly resource. Finally, 'The Future of Darkness: 30+ Dystopias in One Edition' is an indispensable contribution to the fields of literary studies and speculative fiction. For scholars and enthusiasts alike, this anthology offers a rare panoramic view of dystopian narratives across ages, inviting readers to probe the complex interplay between human thought and dystopian ideologies. It stimulates an intellectual dialogue between the past and present, making this collection a profound scholarly pursuit and a compelling invitation to revisit and reconsider the trajectories of future societies through the lens of literary dystopias.
Available since: 12/21/2018.
Print length: 6620 pages.

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