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Title Speculative los angeles / Aimee Bender, Lisa Morton, Alex Espinoza, Ben H. Winters, Lynell George, Stephen Blackmoore, Francesca Lia Block, Charles Yu, Duane Swierczynski, Luis J. Rodriguez, A.G. Lombardo, Kathleen Kaufman and S. Qiouyi Lu.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Akashic Books, 2021.


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Summary "Speculative Los Angeles is a thrill ride of grand ideas and warnings. Take a place that already defines the future of culture, add fourteen unbound minds, and you get a collection that wows the imagination like no other." --Michael Connelly, author of the best-selling Harry Bosch series As an incubator of the future, Los Angeles has long mesmerized writers from Philip K. Dick to Aldous Huxley. With its natural disasters, Hollywood artifice, staggering wealth and poverty, urban sprawl, and diversity, one can argue that Los Angeles is already so weird, surreal, irrational, and mythic that any fiction emerging from this place should be considered speculative. So, best-selling author Denise Hamilton commissioned some stories and did exactly that. In Speculative Los Angeles, fourteen of the city's most prophetic voices reimagine the city in very different ways. In these pages, you'll encounter twenty-first-century changelings, dirigibles plying the suburban skies, black holes and jacaranda men lurking in deep suburbia, beachfront property in Century City, walled-off canyons and coastlines reserved for the wealthy, psychic death cults, robot nursemaids, and an alternate LA where Spanish land grants never gave way to urbanization. As with our city-based Akashic Noir Series, each story in Speculative Los Angeles is set in a distinct neighborhood filled with local color, landmarks, and flavor. Since the best speculative fiction provides a wormhole into other worlds while also commenting on our own, that is exactly what you'll find here. Featuring brand-new stories by: Aimee Bender, Lisa Morton, Alex Espinoza, Ben H. Winters, Denise Hamilton, Lynell George, Stephen Blackmoore, Francesca Lia Block, Charles Yu, Duane Swierczynski, Luis J. Rodriguez, A.G. Lombardo, Kathleen Kaufman, and S. Qiouyi Lu.
Note Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 22, 2020).
Contents Part I: Changelings, ghosts, and parallel worlds -- Antonia and the stranger who came to Rancho Los Feliz / Lisa Morton -- Detainment / Alex Espinoza -- Peak TV / Ben H. Winters -- Past the mission / Denise Hamilton -- Part II: Steampunks, alchemists, and memory artists -- Where there are cities, these dissolve too / S. Qiouyi -- If memory serves / Lynell George -- Love, rocket science, and the mother of abominations / Stephen Blackmoor -- Part III: A tear in the fabric of reality -- Purple panic / Francesca Lia Block -- Maintenance / Aimee Bender -- West Torrance 2br 2ba w/pool and black hole / Charles Yu -- Part IV: Cops, robots in the future ruins of LA -- Walk of fame / Duane Swierczynski -- Jaguar's breath / Luis J. Rodriguez -- Garbo on the skids / A.G. Lombardo -- Sailing that beautiful sea / Kathleen Kaufman.
Subject American fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Roman américain.
FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors).
American fiction. (OCoLC)fst00807048
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Genre/Form short stories.
Short stories. (OCoLC)fst01726740
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Short stories.
Added Author Hamilton, Denise (Novelist)
Bender, Aimee.
Lu, S. Qiouyi.
Kaufman, Kathleen.
Lombardo, A.G.
Rodriguez, Luis J.
Swierczynski, Duane.
Yu, Charles.
Block, Francesca Lia.
Blackmoore, Stephen.
George, Lynell.
Winters, Ben H.
Espinoza, Alex.
Morton, Lisa.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Other Form: Original 9781617758645 1617758647 9781617758560 1617758566 (OCoLC)1237280367
ISBN 9781617758683 (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00820260 Recorded Books
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