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Speculative Los Angeles

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Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2021]

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301 pages : illustration ; 22 cm


As an incubator of the future, Los Angeles has long mesmerized writers from Philip K. Dick to Aldous Huxley. With its natural disasters, Hollywood artifice, staggering wealth and poverty, urban sprawl, and diversity, Los Angeles is already so weird, surreal, irrational, and mythic that any fiction emerging from this place should be considered speculative. This debut title of a new city-based anthology series features brand-new tales from 14 of the city's most prophetic voices.


  • Antonia and the stranger who came to Rancho Los Feliz / Detainment / Peak TV / Past the mission / Where there are cities, these dissolve too / If memory serves / Love, rocket science, and the mother of abominations / Purple panic / Maintenance / West Torrance 2br 2ba w/pool and black hole / Walk of fame / Jaguar's breath / Garbo on the skids / Sailing that beautiful sea

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