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The Urgency of Writing Fiction in the Trump Era

Two novelists discuss writing dystopian tales for Slate’s Trump Story Project.

Fiction
March 6 2017 8:35 AM“The Museum of Near Misses”A writer gets trapped by what could have been.
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Feb. 22 2017 10:01 AM“Slippernet”Is it ethical to force empathy on your enemy?
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Feb. 14 2017 7:30 AM“Patriot Points”You may qualify for huge discounts, TSA Precheck approval, and more!
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Feb. 6 2017 11:21 AM“Clay and Smokeless Fire”He had seen fool kings and robber-kings, mad kings and rape-kings. The new American king was all of them at once.
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Jan. 31 2017 12:47 PMFifth Avenue”Trump keeps his campaign promises.
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Feb. 27 2017 7:09 PM“Clippers”Measuring the slow but steady whitening of public life.
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Feb. 16 2017 7:14 PM“What Someone Else Does Not Want Printed”Comforting the comfortable and afflicting the afflicted.
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Feb. 10 2017 9:03 AM“Trump Land”It started as a joke, and then it turned into a theme park, and then it became something worse.
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Feb. 1 2017 4:41 PM “Chorus”In the Pence administration, high school girls have to take things into their own hands.
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Jan. 24 2017 12:14 PMThe Daylight Underground”What does it look like when 1 million people are deported all at once?