Ribbon Drive into Procreative Dystopia

Tonight, thanks to Ribbon Drive by Avery Alder, eight of us hit the road in a dystopian future where reduced food production had led to tight controls on procreation and governmental sanctions against any and all couplings. We each hoped to find a way to love on our own terms by escaping into the wastelands of the Grand Canyon, long uninhabitable and outside of governmental interference. In the end, the fabled rebel enclave in the Canyon turned out to be nothing but the dregs of the Earth, fighting among themselves, and the forces of Authority tracked us down, rounded us up, and carted us back to the center of the dystopia. Amelia, secretly pregnant and hoping to create a hopeful documentary about our escape, gave up her dreams and accepted that all she could offer her child was a life of fear and secrecy.