TOC + Cover Reveal: ‘Diverse Energies’ Edited by Tobias S. Buckell & Joe Monti


Lee & Low Books has emailed us the table of contents and cover for the upcoming anthology Diverse Energies edited by Tobias S. Buckell & Joe Monti.

Here’s the book description:

“No one can doubt that the wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men. No one can doubt that cooperation in the pursuit of knowledge must lead to freedom of the mind and freedom of the soul.”
—President John F. Kennedy, from a speech at University of California, March 23, 1962

In a world gone wrong, heroes and villains are not always easy to distinguish and every individual has the ability to contribute something powerful.

In this stunning collection of original and rediscovered stories of tragedy and hope, the stars are a diverse group of students, street kids, good girls, kidnappers, and child laborers pitted against their environments, their governments, differing cultures, and sometimes one another as they seek answers in their dystopian worlds. Take a journey through time from a nuclear nightmare of the past to society’s far future beyond Earth with these eleven stories by masters of speculative fiction. Includes stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ursula K. Le Guin, Malinda Lo, Cindy Pon, Daniel H. Wilson, and more.

Here’s the impressive table of contents…

  1. “The Last Day” by Ellen Oh
  2. “Freshee’s Frogurt” by Daniel H. Wilson
  3. “Uncertainty Principle” by K. Tempest Bradford
  4. “Pattern Recognition” by Ken Liu
  5. “Gods of Dimming Light” by Greg van Eekhout
  6. “Next Door” by Rahul Kanakia
  7. “Good Girl” by Malinda Lo
  8. “A Pocket Full of Dharma” by Paolo Bacigalupi
  9. “Blue Skies” by Cindy Pon
  10. “What Arms to Hold” by Rajan Khanna
  11. “Solitude” by Ursula K. Le Guin

For a larger cover, see Lee & Low/Tu Books book page for Diverse Energies.

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • School & Library Binding: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tu Books (October 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1600608876
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600608872

4 thoughts on “TOC + Cover Reveal: ‘Diverse Energies’ Edited by Tobias S. Buckell & Joe Monti”

  1. I don’t really get the theme of this book. Other than the authors all have too many vowels in their last names.

  2. not the asian ones, david. 8)
    the point is that dystopian is a popular
    trend right now in YA and many of these
    stories lack diverse characters.

    scott, all stories are new with the exception
    of Le Guin’s and Bacigalupi’s.

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