Many of us are fed up and angry with our current administration and the direction our president has gone. We’re losing the ground we’ve fought so hard to gain in regard to human rights and it’s a hard pill to swallow. Taking action can be hard and it might feel like our voices don’t matter in the sea of hatred. But for the authors and contributors of More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance, using their voices is just what they’re doing. I’m absolutely in love with these heartfelt stories.
My favorites of the lot are K.G. Anderson’s, “The Right Man for the Job,” in which frustrated Democrats hold a séance in an attempt to find a solution to our Trump problem. It’s witty and fun! Another favorite was, “The Ten Commandments Renegotiated” by Jim Wright and Bobby Lee Featherston. Their story about Trump Moses had me rolling with laughter. I felt like I was standing before him, shaking my head, listening to him redefine the ten commandments. “Tweetstorm” by Manny Frishberg and Edd Vick was also fantastic. They’ve really got Trump’s voice down. I felt like I was reading his actual tweets.
There are so many wonderful stories in this anthology. I’m blown away by the talent of these authors. They were able to pull me in and give me a sense of relief after reading. If you’re part of the resistance, you’ll love this collection! If you haven’t jumped on board yet, this collection may just get you there!
More Alternative Truths: Stories from the Resistance includes stories by David Brin, Adam-Troy Castro, Esther Friesner, Manny Frishberg, Philip Brian Hall, Vonda N. McIntyre, John A. Pitts, Irene Radford, Mike Resnick, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Edd Vick, Jane Yolen, Jim Wright, K.G. Anderson, and more.
This is a popular series. Jim Wright’s essay from the first anthology (Alternative Truths), “President Trump, Gettysburg, November 19, 1863,” spawned a theater piece, now available as a YouTube video!
I rarely give a five-star review, but this book is certainly getting one from me!