A Future in Color

“A Future in Color”

Appears in Glitter + Ashes: tales of a queer world that wouldn't die

A motorcycle courier transports precious cargo through a post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by the scavenger dregs of humanity. What is so precious to be worth the risk?

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A Future in Color


Published in Glitter + Ashes: tales of a queer world that wouldn't die



A Future in Color
Publication date: Sep 15 2020
Edited by: dave ring
Publisher: Neon Hemlock Press
Genre(s): short fiction, post-apocalypse, anthology
Wordcount: 2,100 (Short Story)

A motorcycle courier transports precious cargo through a post-apocalyptic wasteland inhabited by the scavenger dregs of humanity. What is so precious to be worth the risk?

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My short fiction "A Future in Color" appears in Glitter + Ashes, an anthology of post-apocalyptic short stories from Neon Hemlock Press.

Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn't Die is an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction centering queer joy and community in the face of disaster.

Publishers Weekly gave Glitter + Ashes a starred review, saying, "This well-edited anthology is remarkably tonally cohesive, united by a fresh view of the apocalypse and themes of community, mutual care, and self-actualization in the face of adversity. Readers both queer and otherwise will find much to love in this joyful celebration of difference and the power of choosing tenderness in a tough world."

Edited by dave ring. Anthology contributors include: Elly Bangs, Phoebe Barton, Christopher Caldwell, C.L. Clark, Josie Columbus, Trip Galey, Blake Jessop, Marianne Kirby, Jordan Kurella, L.D. Lewis, Otter Lieffe, Darcie Little Badger, A.Z. Louise, V. Medina, Michael Andrew Milne, Anthony Moll, Mari Ness, Aun-Juli Riddle, Lauren Ring, Adam Shannon, A.P. Thayer, R.J. Theodore, Izzy Wasserstein, Brendan Williams-Childs, also containing the indie tabletop RPG Dream Askew by Avery Alder.

Cover by Grace Fong.

From the Publisher:

Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World That Wouldn't Die is an anthology of post-apocalyptic fiction centering queer joy and community in the face of disaster. What does hope look like when everything is lost? Now, more than ever, we need to revel in the bright spots amidst the darkness.

The twenty-three stories (and two poems) contained here, as well as the roleplaying game Dream Askew by Avery Alder, imagine queer community in myriad futures interrupted by collapse. Post-apocalyptic futures glittering and bleak, challenging and eerie. Glitter + Ashes is here to hold up a torch. Come gather round the fire.

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ISBN Entries
Cover ArtTitleLanguageISBNPublisherFormatNotes
Glitter + Ashes: queer tales of a world that wouldn't die  paperback from Neon Hemlock PressGlitter + Ashes: queer tales of a world that wouldn't die9781952086106Neon Hemlock PresspaperbackIllustration: Grace Fong
Titling and Layout: dave ring
Glitter + Ashes: queer tales of a world that wouldn't die  ebook from Neon Hemlock PressGlitter + Ashes: queer tales of a world that wouldn't dieNeon Hemlock PressebookIllustration: Grace Fong
Titling and Layout: dave ring