J.A. Dalley's Reviews > After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia

After by Ellen Datlow
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bookshelves: dystopian, short-story, young-adult
Read from October 25 to November 28, 2012

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The Segment
Really interesting world and characters. Reminded me of Hunger Games. 7
After the Cure
Interesting take on a zombie apocalypse. Great characters!
9
Valedictorian
Great setting. I really enjoyed it.
9
Visiting Nelson
I couldn't read more than two pages because the narrative is written from the perspective of an illiterate teenager, i.e. Sint Paul, useta, coz, etc.
0
All I Know of Freedom
This story was really weird. I didn't like it because it was a green global warming story making fun of religious people.
2
The Other Elder
The Giver on a generation ship.
5
The Great Game at the End of the World
Really weird. The earth was destroyed and friendly monsters roamed the surface. The two characters play a baseball game with the monsters.
3
Reunion
Portrays a revolution in a Hunger Games esque world.
6
Blood Drive
A story about high schoolers carrying hand guns to school, and the problems that causes.
7
Reality Girl
Odd story about people who dive in poisonous water after golden coins to please tourists. Reality Girl gets recruited to help with a movie and learns more about herself in the process.
8
How Thirth Wint Rong By Hapless Joey
Didn't even bother with this one. The title scared me off.
0
Rust with Wings
Bugs that eat metal have taken over part of the US and Jeremy's family try to escape.
8
Faint Heart
Though this does take place in the future I felt like I was reading a fantasy short story. Just a retelling of the labyrinth with a Minotaur. Great ending though.
9
The Easthound
Standard dystopian story about kids hitting puberty turning into monsters.
7
Gray
Poem about the end of the world, and it's rebirth.
8
Before
Another standard dystopia. Mankind created a disease that is no killing everyone. The catch is that native America's are immune. Kind of weird and not much plot.
3
Fake Plastic Trees
Nanites have taken over the world and turn everything into a plastic substance called THE GOO. Only a few cities have survived.
8
You Wont Feel a Thing
Interesting world. This is actual a prequel to the author's novel Shade's Children. The world interested me enough I'll buy that book to find out more.
7
The Marker
Really interesting story. Had a Giverish feel to it also.
8
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