Evil Empire

Author(s): Junot Díaz; Deborah Chasman; Joshua Cohen

Essays & Letters

Investigation of power and dominion, through the lens of genre fiction, interviews, and essays.

A collection of genre fiction, interviews, and essays that turn a critical lens on society, Evil Empire explores imaginary empires alongside historical ones, considering gender and racial regimes as well as the ascendancy of technology.

Featuring some of the biggest names in fiction as well as relative newcomers, Evil Empire offers a wide variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, techno-thrillers, and more. In their investigation of power and dominion, these writers raise a multitude of challenging questions. One writer, for example, imagines "the algorithmic governance of affect"--a world in which the credit scores of misbehaving and dissenting citizens are marked down at government request; another revisits Reagan's 1983 "Evil Empire" speech and considers the burdensome legacy of Reagan's words.

Contributors include
Michael Kimmage, Frank Pasquale, Arundhati Roy


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General Fields

  • : 9781946511119
  • : Boston Review/Boston Critic Inc.
  • : October 2018
  • : 1.5 Centimeters X 16.8 Centimeters X 26 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 128
  • : Junot Díaz; Deborah Chasman; Joshua Cohen