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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

George Orwell once wrote of a world where abuse of power begins with an abuse of language and a bastardization of truth. Some of today's most exciting voices in speculative fiction explore the ramifications of those ideas in Ignorance Is Strength.

The Dystopia Triptych is a series of three anthologies of dystopian fiction. Ignorance Is Strength - before the dystopia - focuses on society during its descent into absurdity and madness. Burn the Ashes - during the dystopia - turns its attention to life during the strangest, most dire times. Or Else the Light - after the dystopia - concludes the saga with each author sharing their own vision of how we as a society might crawl back from the precipice of despair.

Ignorance Is Strength features all-new, never-before-published works by the following authors, in order of appearance: Carrie Vaughn, Tim Pratt, Rich Larson, Cadwell Turnbull, Karin Lowachee, Adam-Troy Castro, Caroline M. Yoachim, Hugh Howey, An Owomoyela, Seanan McGuire, Dominica Phetteplace, Alex Irvine, Tobias S. Buckell, Scott Sigler, Darcie Little Badger, Violet Allen, and Merc Fenn Wolfmoor.

©2020 by John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey, and Christie Yant (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media, Inc.

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  • Eric
  • 25-04-2021

Liberal rhetoric

Little bit tired of the "white man is the problem"/anti-white racist political crap. Socio-political critique is great - racist propaganda is UNACCEPTABLE.

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  • M. Carpenter
  • 15-04-2021

partisan and poorly read by narrators

You find out from the outset that this is a partisan book, which is off-putting. First two readers were not great, didn't finish it.

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  • PJM
  • 11-01-2021

Almost meh and worse

I devour anthologies. I collect them. I have many by John Joseph Adams. There are several authors in this one whose books I adore. This is hands down the worst anthology I have ever read. Normally there are at least a couple of good stories even if some are not up to par or just not interesting. Not so with this one. There are a couple in there that are ALMOST interesting for a minute and there are many that are overwhelmongly boring and/or bad.

I can't recommend a single one.

REALLY disappointing. I just removed the other two in the seies from my wishlist.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-2020

wow!

loved this. yes it's an anthology so not every story hit it out of the ballpark for me however most of them did. I don't review often but this was good enough to get one.

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  • Nora
  • 30-07-2020

We’re farked!

Good times were generally not had by most characters... Stories scarily prescient. Looking forward to next in series...

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  • Kevin Young
  • 03-07-2020

Hits You Like A Brick

About 15 seconds into the foreword you know you're in for a ride. The timeliness of these stories makes you believe you may have just read about the protagonists in the news. Stunningly well done by everyone involved.

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