Everyone wants to create a perfect world.
Whether crafted by benevolent computers or drafted in the boardrooms of corporations that own all we ever know, shining cities and indomitable Empires have risen to reveal the very best of us. The leaders we choose, and those forced upon us, can create hell or paradise. Sometimes they create both at the same time.
Inside are sixteen dystopian stories about greed, power, and control from worlds like ours but not ours. Stories about hope, despair, and those willing to stand up to their oppressors to resist.
A signal comes
0.02% by Faora Meridian
Chasing the Feeling by Mog Moogle
Losing Yourself by George Squares
The Melting Pot Has Frozen Over by T.D. Coltraine
A Road of Dust and Honey by Searska GreyRaven
Protecting the Code by TJ Minde
Gilded Cage by Jelliqal Belle
The Tower by Gullwulf
The Preacherman by Stephen M. Coghlan
Forbidden Fruit by Detroit
Photographs by Televassi
Gloves by James L. Steele
The Reclaimers by Joseph Vandehey
Coffee Grounds by Thurston Howl
Not All Dogs by Mary E. Lowd
A Better America 501(c)(3) by NightEyes DaySpring
Edited by NightEyes DaySpring and Slip Wolf, Cover art by Teagan Gavet