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American Wasteland: Bleak Tales of the Future on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

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With all the talk of "hope" and "honor" that was bound to arise during the tenth anniversary of September 11th, the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography thought it was important to also remind the future of what the last ten years have REALLY been like. That's why the center put together this latest anthology, which took a dark science-fiction conceit as its core ...more
ebook, 85 pages
Published September 11th 2011 by CCLaP Publishing (first published August 15th 2011)
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Jason Pettus
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
FTC DISCLOSURE: I am the publisher of this book.

I'm the editor of this book, so I'm of course particularly a fan of it. All the stories are excellent in my opinion; and I think you'll be surprised by how naturally they all seem to fit, as if the authors had worked beforehand (which they didn't) on making sure all their little details matched. Not for the faint of heart!
Kerfe
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
For the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Jason Pettus wished to skip the sentimental celebrations. He asked writers to imagine the 20th anniversary in a world where McCain, Palin and the Republicans had ruled continuously after Bush left office.

It's not a pretty picture.

While the stories are certainly all worth reading, for the most part they did not seem that inspired by either 9/11 or Republican rule. Mostly they could have been any apocalyptic view of the way the world, in general, often seems headed
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Ray Charbonneau
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: sf-fantasy
I have the lead story in this anthology, so by definition, it's awesome.
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I'm the owner of the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (cclapcenter.com), as well as a former novelist and travel writer myself.