“And It Is Live! Welcome to the Dystopian Express!”
These were the words on Editor F.L. Hall’s Facebook page this morning, announcing that DYSTOPIAN EXPRESS (see November 24 2015, et al.) has been published — at least in Kindle form. Or, the day before, “It took a little over a year but good things come to those who wait. Later today or early tomorrow we will have the Launch of Dystopian Express from Hydra Publications!” And the print edition is to follow soon, while the ebook edition can now be found here. To quote from the blurb: “What happens when every aspect of your life is managed, manipulated, and controlled by someone else. Everyone is guaranteed the opportunity to suffer equally for the greater good in this dystopian society. . . . Your possessions, your body, and even your thoughts, belong to them and not yourself. What will you do?
“Jump on board and witness how the landscape has changed as we ride the rails of the Dystopian Express.”
My tale in this turmoil is one called “Invisible People,” originally published in DARK INFINITY for Winter 1992-93, which is one of transition. What happens when some people are just forgotten, no longer existing as far as society is concerned. Perhaps because they lost a job, thus written off because they no longer contribute. Or even now, do you even notice the homeless guy on the street with with the tin cup, or has he become all but invisible to us already?
So all aboard, eh?