THE FUTURE COLLECTION

An Anthology of SciFi by Beth Revis

This collection of short stories features three never-before-seen stories, as well as three reprints, all of which feature futuristic worlds. From teleportation and revenge to cryogenics and star-crossed love, this collection has something for everyone!

 

THE TURING TEST

Originally Published in Lightspeed Magazine

“The Turing Test,” is about a test used to determine the difference between a real person and artificial intelligence. The main character is participating in a test, trying to pick the real human boy out of two options. With a surprise twist ending, this story questions what humanity really is. 

Educators: You can obtain a FREE copy of this short story, licensed for educational uses, including a free teacher’s guide with discussion questions and activities aligned to the Common Core. You can download it here.

 

YOU TOO?

"Pretty Enough"

Edited by Janet Gurtler

A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed young adult and middle-grade author Janet Gurtler. Featuring Beth Revis,

Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield and many more.

RESIST

"Mona Lisa Smile"

Edited by Gary Whitta, Christie Yant, & Hugh Howey

Set in a futuristic dystopian world where art has become illegal, one girl is chosen by the state to paint an official portrait of the dictator. Inspired by Banksy-like illegal art, however, she must find a way to express herself under the ever-watchful eye of the government.

STAR WARS: FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

"Fully Operational"

The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars saw the publication of a very special anthology. Each story tells a different part of A New Hope from the point of view of a different background character. My story is set on the Death Star, told by General Tagge, Chief of the Imperial Army. 

 

A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS

"Pearls"

Edited by Jessica Spotswood


This is anthology is brilliant–a collection of stories about strong American women. My story is called “Pearls” and is about a young woman who escapes her past by running away to become a teacher in the frontier. Eagle-eyed readers may notice a special guest star from a sharpshooter in history… Selected as a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Readers pick! Find out more here.

 

STAR WARS: FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

"Fully Operational"

The 40th Anniversary of Star Wars saw the publication of a very special anthology. Each story tells a different part of A New Hope from the point of view of a different background character. My story is set on the Death Star, told by General Tagge, Chief of the Imperial Army. 

VIOLENT ENDS

"Violent Beginnings"

Edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

The concept behind this anthology is amazing: a school shooting told from many different points of view, including victims and by-standers. This is one cohesive novel with 17 different authors. The story centers on a 16-year-old school shooter, with each chapter set at a time before the shooting and told by characters who knew him, trying to answer one question: Why?

 

AS THEY SLIP AWAY

An Across the Universe Novella

This novella is the story of the girl Amy meets in the rabbits fields in Across the Universe, and who is murdered in A Million Suns. The novella explores the backgrounds of this character, a singer named Selene, and several other background characters of the novels, including Harley, Kayleigh, Bartie, Victria, and Orion…and, of course, Luthe.

Also available in Czech through CooBoo books.

 

AMONG THE SHADOWS

"Lonely Hunter"

Even the lightest hearts have shaded corners to hide the black thoughts that come at night. Experience the darker side of YA as 13 authors explore the places that others prefer to leave among the shadows.

My story, a paranormal fantasy, is about a girl fated to hunt demons and the boy who falls in love with her again..and again...and again.. 

 

SOOTHE THE SAVAGE BEAST

"The Most Precious Memory"

Edited by Bryan Young



This is one of the first stories I wrote, but one of the last published. A very personal story, “The Most Precious Memory” tells about a weird world where memories are sold as drugs, and two people caught in the underbelly of the black market in memory trade. Find out more here.

 

DEFY THE DARK

"Night Swimming"

Edited by Saundra Mitchell


Booklist said, “This spirited collection counts on the bewitching, tantalizing qualities of darkness—at night, down a mineshaft, or artificially manufactured in a spaceship—to set the stage for 17 original short stories by popular YA authors, including Aprilynne Pike and Beth Revis.”

The premise of the book is a collection of stories that take place in the dark or at night. “Night Swimming,” my contribution, tells the story of Kayleigh’s swimming adventures in the pond, after the solar lamp clicks off.

 

SHARDS & ASHES

"Love is a Choice"

Edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

My story, “Love is a Choice,” gives a bit more background about Orion’s past. Serving as something of a prequel to Across the Universe, this short story gives a glimpse into why the people of Godspeed became the way they did.

You can also read the complete story for free online at WattPad.

 

AFTER

The Other Elder

Edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling


My story, “The Other Elder,” is about a young Elder on Godspeed who learns just what it will mean for him to assume leadership. Locus says “The Other Elder” has “a nice subtle twist.” For more on their (excellent) review of my story and the rest of the anthology, click here.

This story was reprinted in the anthology FUTUREDAZE: REPRISE and is available here.

 

ADDITIONAL SHORTS, BACKGROUND, INTERVIEWS, SPEECHES, AND MORE

All available for free

I regularly update novel releases on Wattpad, a free site. You'll find Easter eggs in my novels, copies of speeches given about stories, sample chapters, additional short stories, and much more there.

 

©2019 BY BETH REVIS.

AUTHOR HEADSHOTS BY CORWIN REVIS

STYLIZED BOOK PHOTOGRAPHY BY @XENATINE