Life on America's Indian reservations, for Native and non-Native residents alike, embodies two of the major themes in speculative fiction. On a daily basis, people on the Rez encounter situations that explore the concept of The Other, and they grapple with the idea of what it means to Be Human.
We put a call out to the reservation communities of North America, asking for science fiction and fantasy stories inspired by life there. This book is the result.
Some of the stories are sweet, because life on the Rez, like life anywhere, can be sweet. Some of these stories are rough. And raw. And disturbing. Because life, particularly life on the Rez, can be rough. And raw and disturbing.
If you live or have lived on the reservation, I hope you'll recognize your friends and neighbors and perhaps even yourself among these 13 stories by emerging writers. And if you haven't lived there, I hope you'll realize that these are tales about people who could have been your friends and neighbors if your world were just a little bit different. If you lived... a life on the Rez.
Meet the authors