Welcome to The Dystopian States of America:
A Charity Anthology 
Benefiting the ACLU Foundation

The Dystopian States of America: A Charity Anthology Benefitting the ACLU FoundationThis anthology features dystopian views of the future, for America and / or the entire world, should the current regime remain in power. And I use the word “regime” very pointedly, because while the executive branch of our government certainly makes for a ripe target, our authors were free to draw inspiration from the legislative branch, the judicial branch, local governments, or outside influencers (i.e lobbies, corporations, donors, propagandists, etc.) as well. Many of us have publicly commented that the reality we’re currently living within is scarier and more surreal than anything any of us have ever dreamt up, so this anthology provided the chance to take that ball and run with it.

All proceeds from The Dystopian States of America will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. The ACLU Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation, donations to which fund the ACLU’s litigation and public education efforts. As such, all contributing authors donated their work to this anthology without payment. To learn more about the ACLU Foundation and the work they do to protect our civil rights, please CLICK HERE.

A list of the authors included in this project, featuring links to their personal websites when provided, can be found in the righthand sidebar, and a brief biography of each author can be found HERE. We urge you to please take a moment to learn more about the amazing cast of talent who have assembled to make this book a reality.

• An Introduction by Christopher Golden
• Passage of Life: Stage 1 — Underground by Abby Bechtel
• No One Who Runs is Innocent by Bracken MacLeod
• Artificial Unintelligence by Linda D. Addison
• Fake News by Tony Tremblay
• Frontrunners by John M. McIlveen
• Carving Out the Other by William D. Carl
• The New Corbridge Free State by Dana Cameron
• What You Need by Hillary Monahan
• Abbatoir Blues by James A. Moore
• Pigs by GD Dearborn
• Divided We Fell by Hildy Silverman
• Before I Formed You In The Womb I Knew You by Michael Rowe
• For Want of Blue Eyes by Stephen Lomer
• Antibodies by Justine Graykin
• Blue & Red by Wrath James White
• The Rules Are Different Here by Nadia Bulkin
• Abandonment Option by Lucy A. Snyder
• Close Your Eyes in Peace Tonight by Craig Wolf
• Passage of Life: Stage 2 — Exiting by Abby Bechtel
• Deep, Dark by Jonathan Maberry
• the revolution will be in color by doungjai gam
• Heart of ICE by Jeff Deck
• African Twilight by Michelle Renee Lane
• Xenophobia by Billy Martin
• How All This Ends by Brad J. Boucher
• The Twenty-Second by C.M. Franklyn
• On a Dusty Trail by Cat Scully
• Six Plus Four by Matt Bechtel
• Scarves by Elizabeth Massie
• The Sick House by Josh Waterman
• Enemy of the People by Dan Foley
• Abortion Diary by KL Pereira
• Drive by Tim Lebbon
• The Night Listener by Chet Williamson
• We All Live Under the Sun by Errick A. Nunnally
• Revolt by Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel
• Passage of Life: Stage 3 — Molting by Abby Bechtel

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, this anthology.

– Matt Bechtel
Editor, The Dystopian States of America