Loosed upon the world : the Saga anthology of climate fiction

Format: Print Book 2015.
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Summary
Is it the end of the world as we know it? Climate Fiction, or Cli-Fi, is exploring the world we live in now--and in the very near future--as the effects of global warming become more evident. Join bestselling, award-winning writers like Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, Seanan McGuire, and many others at the brink of tomorrow. Loosed Upon the World is so believable, it's frightening.
Contents
Shooting the apocalypse / Paolo Bacigalupi
The myth of rain / Seanan McGuire
Outer rims / Toiya Kristen Finley
Kheldyu / Karl Schroeder
The snows of yesteryear / Jean-Louis Trudel
The rainy season / Tobias S. Buckell
A hundred hundred daises / Nancy Kress
The Netherlands lives with water / Jim Shepard
The precedent / Sean McMullen
Hot sky / Robert Silverberg
That creeping sensation / Alan Dean Foster
Truth and consequences / Kim Stanley Robinson
Entanglement / Vandana Singh
Staying afloat / Angela Penrose
Eighth wonder / Chris Bachelder
Eagle / Gregory Benford
Outliers / Nicole Feldringer
Quiet town / Jason Gurley
The day it all ended / Charlie Jane Anders
The smog society / Chen Qiufan
Racing the tide / Craig DeLancy
Mutantstag at Horn Creek / Sarah K. Castle
Hot rods / Cat Sparks
The tamarisk hunter / Paolo Bacigalupi
Mitigation / Tobias Buckell & Karl Schroeder
Time capsule found on the dead planet / Margaret Atwood
Afterwood: Science scarier than fiction / Ramez Naam.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This big, impressive anthology from veteran editor Adams (The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) collects 26 glimpses of how willful ignorance and greed may be reshaping the climate, and thus the possibilities for life on Earth. It's a grim array of futures-all hotter and ultrapolluted, with flooded coasts and desiccated heartlands where survivors struggle to maintain human values. The most effective stories, such as Paolo Bacigalupi's "Shooting the Apocalypse," show people whose believably shortsighted schemes in a withered American Southwest mimic the public policies that created the mess in the first place. Nor is there much comfort in proposed solutions, such as the empathetic but merciless portrait of an ecoterrorist in Gregory Benford's "Eagle." Charlie Jane Anders's sardonic "The Day It All Ended" points a finger firmly at the promoters of consumerism, self-interested to the end. These works combine effective storytelling and a passionate desire to promote taking action on climate change before it's too late. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Climatic changes -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :2015.
Edition First Saga Press hardcover edition.
Contributors Adams, John Joseph, 1976- editor.
Language English
Description xvii, 565 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781481453073
1481453076
9781481450300
1481450301
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