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Found 6 works tagged 'dystopia'.

Featured November 30, 2019



Jen Knox


Published Nov 28, 2019 · 2,365 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 242 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction dystopia reprint near-future story near future midwestern author jen knox dystopian near-future SF

Joseph’s only deviation from regulation minimalism is an illicit second bicycle... until he meets Alyssa, a dumpster-diving, live-streaming, crowd-funded wanderer.

Award-winning author Jen Knox hails from Ohio, and her work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2017, The Saturday Evening Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and NPR, among many others.


Close up of a recycle garbage bin logo at Pershing Square in Los Angeles, California.



KJ Kabza

The Vision of Miss Elaine

Published Oct 18, 2019 · 6,750 words (25 minutes)

Science Fiction dystopian sad relationships dystopia tragic tragedy

Thanks to a new neural imaging technique, Science can now peer so deeply into a human mind, it's possible to map a person's private mental landscape of symbolic representation--and use that map to build a piece of Art so perfectly tailored, it stops the customer from hungering for any other Art forever. To support his family, artist Mick Lawson is forced to work in the industry that's killing his craft... and in doing so, he meets a client who might also destroy his marriage.





Lorraine Schein

The Edifice

Published Jul 9, 2019 · 1,574 words (6 minutes) · 119 views

Horror Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction dystopia

What will society become at the end of the world?


Some windows in an old lunatic asylum
Featured July 5, 2019



Stephen Dedman

The Lady Macbeth Blues

Published Jul 4, 2019 · 6,890 words (26 minutes) · 6 likes · 420 views

Science Fiction dystopia nanotechnology BSFA nominee

As jobs are automated away, a rising tide of “traditional values” groups erodes the rights of women to hold jobs or leave marriages. But as they’re poised to cement their control with longevity-increasing nanotechnology, just one woman stands in their way. This BSFA Award-nominated story was originally published in Interzone.

Author Stephen Dedman has been publishing short stories and novels for more than twenty years. He’s been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, and many more. Content warning: racism, misogyny.




Fiction Series: Ongoing 3 Chapters

Alex Isle

Last Lesson

Updated Jun 30, 2019 · 20,767 words (76 minutes) · 2 likes · 331 views

Science Fiction climate change dystopia Set in future Western Australia social science fiction

This story is set in a world of extreme climate change, in a city now abandoned due to extreme climate change and known as the Nightside by those who chose to stay there anyway without the support of civilisation. Ellen, a school teacher, knows she should have seen the crunch coming but let herself deny it anyway. Now she needs to decide her unexpected future. This is a Work in Progress, not part of the four stories already published in Nightsiders .





Nancy Jane Moore

Survival Skills

Published May 3, 2019 · 2,587 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 195 views

Science Fiction dystopia Aikido

This is a near future story, but since I wrote it back in the 1990s, it turns out to be set in the present day. I was going to change the dates for this reprint version, but when I re-read it I realized I had assumed a stock market crash in 2008. Given what actually happened in 2008, I'm a little scared to pick a new date for economic collapse. I'd rather not be right again.