We’re excited to announce that preorders are now open for Dreams for a Broken World, a collection of short stories edited by Julie Day and RFC Advisory Board member Ellen Meeropol. All the proceeds from sales of the collection will benefit the Rosenberg Fund for Children.
According to the editors, “This anthology draws from both genre and literary traditions to dream together about a more just world. Included here are original stories, reprints, and novel excerpts. The mix of genres, from literary to fantastical, from dark to playful, from speculative to activist, offers perspectives that are varied, imaginative, thoughtful, and provocative.”
This eclectic mix of 24 short stories covers an astonishing array of worlds and possibilities. In the opening story, a young woman meets a demon she will train after a tentative truce (founded on gourds) ended a bitter war between demons and humans. A woman on a perilous hike with a friend harnesses her energy to alter the weather in another tale. A third selection follows a woman escaping an institution to find freedom with her tree friends and other wildlife. All these stories challenge what is real, certain and possible.
In the editors' words, “We invite you to join us in a literary exploration of freedom fighters and glass castles, war and fire, trickster gods and luchadores, a mother’s ashes and a suburban terrorist. Twenty-four stories of a broken world threaded together with hope.”
Pre-order your copy at dreamsforabrokenworld.com and watch for information about a virtual reading later this fall.