The thing about fighting for our lives is that it’s usually nothing like the movies. Yes, there are riots and heroic medical interventions in real life, but ‘the good fight’ is better defined as a lifelong campaign of small resistive acts than it is by its few explosive battles.
In the spirit of long wars fought at home, at work and in school – those waged on the traditional battlefields of culture through speech, art, music, and literature – I urge you all to read the Subversion anthology.
‘Parent Hack’ is my contribution to the Subversion anthology. It’s a story about creating a family by choice instead of as an accident of biology, risking everything to make a wish real in the world, and accepting even the unanticipated consequences of change. It’s fiction imitating life, it’s complicated, and it’s just one story among many excellent futuristic and fantastic extrapolations of the subtle press for progress which ordinary people must engage in lest they be consumed by the status quo.
Call it unconventional, or non-conformist, or counter-culture literature. Describe it however you will, but first you have to read it. Buy it here.
Watch several Subversion authors’ unconventional book trailers below.