The Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH—before the dystopia—focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. BURN THE ASHES—during the dystopia—turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. OR ELSE THE LIGHT—after the dystopia—concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair.
Books in the Series
Book One: Ignorance Is Strength
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." George Orwell once wrote of a world where abuse of power begins with an abuse of language and a bastardization of truth. Some of today's most exciting voices in speculative fiction explore the ramifications of those ideas in IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
Ignorance Is Strength: The Dystopia Triptych, Volume One features the Scott Sigler story The Love.
Book Two: Burn the Ashes
"We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes." In Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451, that's the motto of the Firemen who hunted down and burned books wherever they found them. Bradbury warned of a world where our literary history is taken from us. In BURN THE ASHES, some of the best science fiction authors working today continue to explore the dystopic worlds they introduced in IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
Book Three: Or Else The Light
"Into the darkness within; or else the light..." When Margaret Atwood wrote these words, she left open the possibility that even our darkest tales may harbor a glimmer of hope. In OR ELSE THE LIGHT, the third and final entry of THE DYSTOPIA TRIPTYCH, over a dozen of the best minds in science fiction conclude their stories with a descent into darkness, or perhaps a ray of light.
Or Else The Light: The Dystopia Triptych, Volume Three features the Scott Sigler story The Sadness & Joy.
Authors contributed a single story told in three parts.
|Author||Story Name||Part One (Ignorance Is Strength)||Part Two (Burn The Ashes)||Part Three (Or Else The Light)|
|Carrie Vaughn||We Take Care of Everything||The Department of Talent Resources||Keep Your Streak Going!||You Have Been Crowdfunded|
|Tim Pratt||Wrack||Glasslands||Cacophany||Spheres and Harmonies|
|Rich Larson||Deep/Fake||Animals Like Me||Our Lady of Perpetual Disdain||Failsafe|
|Cadwell Turnbull||Letters||Glass Houses||Sand Castles||Dresses|
|Karin Lowachee||Aiden||Lyceum||Survival Guide||Sakura|
|Adam-Troy Castro||Targets||The Truth About The Boy||The Proscribed Words||Blood Relations|
|Caroline M. Yoachim||Shadow Prisons||The Shadow Prison Experiment||Shadow Prisons of the Mind||The Shadow Prisoner's Dilemma|
|Hugh Howey||The Inheritors||Inheritors||Inheritors of the Curse||Inheritors of the Earth|
|An Owomoyela||Weight of the Storm||The Oracle of Exile||You Cannot Push Back the Sky||A Foreign-Born Heir|
|Dominica Phetteplace||Robot Country||One Thousand Beetles in a Jumpsuit||Paradise Requires a Wall||Human Country|
|Alex Irvine||Nil Desperandum||Red Sky at Morning||Print the Legend||Blackberries|
|Tobias S. Buckell||Robots Rise||Idle Hands||The Fruits of Their Labor||The Machine Votes|
|Scott Sigler||V. Invadens||The Love||The Hate||The Sadness & Joy|
|Darcie Little Badger||Ku Ko Né Ä||The Orphan of Greenridge||How to Use Your Visor Evacuation Helper to Escape an Active War Zone||Making Faces|
|Violet Allen||Slumberland||Mister Dawn, How Can You Be So Cruel?||Our Motto: Do Not Wake Up||Why Can't I Sleep a Little Longer?|
|Merc Fenn Wolfmoor||The Lawless||Trust in the Law, For the Law Trusts in You||Believe in the Law, For The Law is All||The Law is the Plan, The Plan is Death|