London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/28/2017 -- With anti-trump sentiment at an all-time high, the authors at Horrified Press came together to show their resistance and protest the 45th president in their own words. 'Trumpocalypse', an anthology of poetry and short stories, edited by literature veteran Alex S. Johnson, has sparked a new wave of fiction grounded in the reality of the recent American election. Coining the term of this sub-genre (Trump horror), Alex found this was the best way he could articulate his message – and that of the twenty plus authors involved – to deliver their hard-hitting message in defiance of the current POTUS.
Another wish expressed by Horrified Press editor-in-chief Nathan J.D.L. Rowark was to create dialogue between democrats and republicans – by having those with opposing viewpoints read the opinions expressed on the other side.
"The way I see it, both sides deserve their right to speak. I want to help those on the left and right break out of their echo chambers and come together on the issues. If you look at the science-fiction genre, for example, speculative fiction has always been a great place for social commentary – stories that mirror current events," said Mr Rowark.
Part political project, part fiction anthology, the authors involved in this project were given free-reign to pen tales of horror, science-fiction, fantasy, or bizarro, that spelt out the potential harm the current president could cause to America's past, present, and/or future.
If you only read one book this year, the 'Trumpocalypse' is guaranteed to keep you reading right up until the very last word. And after-all, these tales are only a work of fiction… right?
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