John Feffer, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of the dystopian novel Splinterlands and the director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. Frostlands, a Dispatch Books original, is volume two of his Splinterlands series, and the final novel in the trilogy is Songlands. He has also written Right Across the World: The Global Networking of the Far-Right and the Left Response.
As Falls Russia, So Falls the World
Exceptionalism Goes Global
China Will Decide the Outcome of Russia v. the West
Is Putin the Face of the Future or the Final Gasp of the Past?
The Five Plagues Testing Humanity
The Uncivil War Between Nationalism and Internationalism, a View from the Heavens (and Hell)
The Terrifying World of 2025
The Coming MAGA Cultural Revolution?
The Donald Also Rises?
The Far Right Continues to Build Its International
Climate-Change Transition in the Age of the Billionaire
A World of Solidarity Economics or Climate Profiteering?
Artificial Intelligence Wants You (and Your Job)
We’d Better Control Machines Before They Control Us
Twilight of the Pandemic?
Bracing for a Surge of Trumpism or…
Waiting for the Cyber-Apocalypse
The Cold War Has Already Turned Hot — on the Internet
The World Welcomes Biden But Hedges Its Bets
Will Political Volatility Be America’s Downfall?
Julian West, looking backwards from 2050, tries to understand why the world and his family have fallen apart. Part Field Notes from a Catastrophe, part 1984, part World War Z, John Feffer’s striking new dystopian novel, takes us deep into the battered, shattered world of 2050. The European Union has broken apart. Multiethnic great powers like Russia and… Read more
It’s 2051, and Arcadia is under attack. As the stand-alone sequel to Splinterlands begins, the sustainable compound in what was once Vermont is on high alert. Arcadia’s defense corps is mobilized to defend against what first appears to be a routine assault, one of the many that the community must repulse from para- military forces… Read more