Across many worlds and many timelines, these stories depict the moments when people see the fascism in front of them for what it is, accept it as real, and make the choice to fight it. Who are the canaries in the coal mine? When can the long-hidden voice no longer be ignored? Anti-fascist rebellion can take many forms. A transgender woman living on an artificial satellite learns to reject oppression via poetry. A machine ethicist finds a way to dance with her gods in a surveillance state. An unlikely golem hears a new call to action. A jailed musician rediscovers the music of rebellion.
Will you recognize fascism and join the rebellion?
RECOGNIZE FASCISM will be available in ebook and paperback through a Kickstarter campaign running July 28 to August 28, 2020, and will be available through traditional vendors in October 2020. See below for the full table of contents and to learn more about the authors!
Table of Contents
"A Disease of Time and Temporal Distortion" by Jennifer Shelby
"The Scale of Defiance" by Nina Niskanen
"May Your Government Be the Center of a Smelly Dung Sandwich" by Justin Short
"The Company Store" by Kiya Nicoll
"Scholar Miaka’s Brief Summary of Memories Imbued in Memory Object Exhibit 132.NW.1" by Jaymee Goh
"Just an Old Grouch" by Laura Jane Swanson
"A Brilliant Light, An Unreachable Dawn" by Phoebe Barton
"Octobers/October" by Leonardo Espinoza Benavides (translated by Julie Capell)
"That Time I Got Demon Doxxed While Smuggling Contraband to the Red States" by Luna Corbden
"Go Dancing to Your Gods" by Blake Jessop
"Brooklyn" by Jonathan Shipley
"Sacred Chords" by Alexei Collier
"The Three Magi" by Lucie Lukacovicova
"The Body Politic" by Octavia Cade
"In Her Eye's Mind" by Selene dePackh
"What Eyes Can See" by Lauren Ring
"We All Know the Melody" by Brandon O'Brien
"Chicken Time" by Hal Y. Zhang
"Notes on the Supply of Raw Material in the Bodies Market" by Rodrigo Juri
"The Sisterhood of the Eagle Lion" by Sam J. Miller
"The Turnip Golem" by Dianne M. Williams
"Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life" by Meridel Newton
About the Authors
Jennifer Shelby hunts for stories in the beetled undergrowth of fairy-infested forests. She fishes for them in the dark space between the stars. This story, and many others, are a part of her ongoing catch-and-release program. If you'd to learn more, you can visit her website at jennifershelby.blog or on twitter @jenniferdshelby
Nina Niskanen writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror. She lives in Helsinki, Finland, with her partner, and her dog where she works as a computer programmer. She is passionate about space, language, and creepy crawlies. She’s a graduate of Viable Paradise and Clarion UCSD. More at ninaniskanen.com
Justin Short lives in Kansas. His fiction has previously appeared in places like The NoSleep Podcast, The Arcanist, and Jerry Jazz Musician. Visit him online at www.justin-short.com.
Kiya Nicoll is only an egg, and does not communicate entirely in echolalia (but it is sometimes a near thing). They write stories and mythologies in the stolen moments between being covered in cats and children and very occasionally reptiles.
Jaymee Goh is a writer, reviewer, editor, and essayist of science fiction and fantasy. Her work has been published in Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She is an editor for Tachyon Publications. Find more about her at jaymeegoh.com
Laura Jane Swanson holds a degree in biochemistry and has done graduate work in molecular biology and science education. She lives in Indiana with her family, where she dreams of the coast and knits lots of socks.
Phoebe Barton is a queer trans science fiction writer. Her short fiction has appeared in venues such as Analog, On Spec, and Kaleidotrope. She is an Associate Editor at Escape Pod, is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and lives with a robot in the sky above Toronto.
Leonardo Espinoza Benavides is a Chilean physician and science fiction author. He’s best known for creating the anthology COVID-19-CFCh Antología en tiempos de Pandemia and as a current director of the Chilean SF Society. When not at the hospital, he can be found quarantined in his apartment in Santiago with his wife, Daniele, and their dog, Hulky. Website: Leoespinoza.cl Social Media: Facebook & Instagram (@leonardoespinozabenavides)
Luna Corbden (who also writes as Luna Lindsey) lives in Washington State. They are autistic and genderfluid. Their stories have appeared in the Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Zooscapes, and Crossed Genres. They tweet like a bird @corbden. Their novel, Emerald City Dreamer, is about faeries in Seattle and the women who hunt them.
Blake Jessop is a Canadian author of sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories with a master's degree in creative writing from the University of Adelaide. You can read more of his political speculative fiction in the second issue of DreamForge Magazine, or follow him on Twitter @everydayjisei.
Jonathan Shipley writes in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror with over 100 short story publications, including the last ten volumes of SWORD & SORCERESS. The AFTER DEATH anthology where he contributed won the 2014 Bram Stoker Award. A complete bibliography of his short fiction can be seen at www.shipleyscifi.com/publishedworks.
Alexei Collier grew up in Southern California, but now lives across the street from Chicago with his wife and their cat. His short fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction Online and Cicada, among others. You can find out more about Alexei at his oft-neglected website, alexeicollier.com.
Lucie Lukacovicova was born in Prague, and lived for a while in Cuba, Angola, England, Germany and India. She has a Master degree in librarianship and cultural anthropology at Charles University, and has published over 100 short stories and 5 novels in Czech, shorter texts in Chinese, Romanian, German and English. She collects legends and ghost stories. Find more at lucie.lukacovicova.cz/ and www.facebook.com/lucie.lukacovicova.author/
Octavia Cade is a New Zealand writer. Her stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Asimov's, Shimmer, and a number of other places. A climate fiction novel, The Stone Wētā, was recently released by a NZ publisher. She attended Clarion West 2016, and is the 2020 writer-in-residence at Massey University.
Selene dePackh is a multiply disabled feral crone with a bad attitude. She spends too much time at www.facebook.com/depackh. She exists in the evil empire here www.amazon.com/-/e/B078W85MFL and her artwork can be seen at www.deviantart.com/asp-in-the-garden.
Lauren Ring is a perpetually tired Jewish lesbian who writes about possible futures, for better or for worse. Her short fiction can also be found in Pseudopod, Helios Quarterly, and the Glitter + Ashes anthology from Neon Hemlock Press. You can see her latest work at laurenmring.com.
Brandon O'Brien is a performance poet, speculative fiction writer, teaching artist and game designer from Trinidad and Tobago. His work has been published in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, and New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean, among other outlets. He is also the Poetry editor of FIYAH.
Hal Y. Zhang writes science, fiction, and science fiction, in no particular order. Her work is at halyzhang.com, and her chapbook Hard Mother, Spider Mother, Soft Mother was published by Radix Media.
Rodrigo Juri is a 48 years old author and retires high school biology teacher from Chile. His works has been published in portals, magazines and anthologies from Chile, Argentina, Spain, France, and in Clarkesworld.
Sam J. Miller is the Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving (an NPR best of the year) and Blackfish City (a best book of the year for Vulture, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble, and more — and a “Must Read” in Entertainment Weekly and O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine). A recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Sam’s work has been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. A community organizer by day, he lives in New York City.
Dianne M. Williams is a speculative fiction writer from Lawrence, KS who enjoys finding the humor and the horror in everyday things. She attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2019. Visit her website at DianneMWilliams.com or follow her on Twitter at @diannethewriter.
Meridel Newton lives in Washington, DC. Her work has previously appeared in the 1001 Knights anthology and various self-published releases. Her writing reflects her interests in environmental science, social justice, folklore, and human geography. She can be found at www.thepuppetkingdom.com and on Twitter as @ridelee.
About the Editor
Crystal M. Huff (they/them) is the editor of this book and the ED of Include Better. They have been an invited speaker in Sweden, Finland, China, Iceland, Israel, Canada, the UK, Aruba, Spain, and across the USA. Over 2,000 people worldwide have taken Crystal’s impostor syndrome workshops. Crystal chaired or co-chaired 7 SFF conventions between 2011-2017. Crystal speaks fluent English, rusty American Sign Language, beginner Finnish cussing, small amounts of Chinese, y un poco de español.
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