Speculative Los Angeles / edited by Denise Hamilton
BOOK | Akashic Books | 
Available at Midlothian (FIC SPE)
301 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
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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.
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, Los Angeles is already so weird, surreal, irrational, and mythic that any fiction emerging from this place should be considered speculative. This debut title of a new city-based anthology series features brand-new tales from 14 of the city's most prophetic voices.
Container of (work): Morton, Lisa Nohealani. Antonia and the stranger who came to Rancho Los Feliz.
Container of (work): Winters, Ben H. Peak TV.
Container of (work): Qiouyi, S. Where there are cities, these dissolve too.
Container of (work): Blackmoore, Stephen. Love, rocket science, and the mother of abominations.
Container of (work): Bender, Aimee. Maintenance.
Container of (work): Hamilton, Denise. Past the mission.
Container of (work): Block, Francesca Lia. Purple panic.
Container of (work): Espinoza, Alex. Detainment.
Container of (work): Yu, Charles, 1976- West Torrance 2br 2ba w/pool and black hole.
Container of (work): George, Lynell. If memory serves.