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Comprehensive overview of the genre
on December 11, 2012
An excellent collection of stories that takes it start with Shirley Jackson's, "The Lottery" (a piece of the high school canon that many will recognize) and moves through a wide, dark landscape of stories. Each story comes with some basic introductory material about the author and the context of the work. The collection is framed by a Adams' introduction at the front end and a bibliography of further readings ("Notable Dytopias") by Ross Lockhart.
I appreciated the minimal commentary and the scope of the collection. As a fan of dark science fiction, I loved the variety and volume of stories. As a teacher, I think the collection would make for an excellent reader for a genre studies course.