A collection of ecological short fiction for our times, from an international group of writers, working from a variety of languages, cultures and traditions.
An Invite to Eternity represents literary modes and genres including speculative fiction, weird fiction, dark horror or fantasy, science-eco-fiction, folk or environmental horror, the eerie and the uncanny, in order to find a common language to articulate our present challenge in the face of the most pressing problem humanity is facing: anthropogenic climate change. The anthology includes fiction written originally in English, short fiction in translation, and also stories produced by a new generation of multi-lingual authors working in more than one language, and engaging with more than one culture.
edition: Gary Budden and Marian Womack
foreword: Helen Marshall
translations: Leena Likitalo, Jamie Rann, James Womack, Marian Womack
design: Vince Haig
Our TOC represents a varied sample from among the growing community of writers working with ecological fiction right now:
Foreword, by Helen Marshall
Introduction, by Gary Budden and Marian Womack
Naomi Booth - WARNING: Localised Quicksand
Claire Dean - Lichen Storey
Tiina Raevaara - The Birds Always Return
Malcolm Devlin - My Uncle Eff
DP Watt - We are the Clay
Usman T Malik - Laal Andhi
Aliya Whiteley - Star in the Spire
Sofía Rhei (trans. Marian Womack) - The Apprentice
Kathleen Rani Hagen-Snow, Wind and Diesel
Gareth E. Rees - Tyrannosaurs Bask in the Warmth of the Asteroid
Vida Cruz - In the Shadow of the Typhoon, Humans and Mahiwaga Cooperate for Survival
Kristen Roupenian - The Rainbow
Camilla Grudova - Jackfruit
Timothy J. Jarvis - Brother Burgholt's Charm
Alberto Chimal (trans. James Womack) - Body
Anna Starobinets (trans. James Rann) - The Parasite
Regina Kanyu Wang - The Story of Dao
Alexandra Manglis - What Planets Are These, Conjured from the Depths of Our Imagination?
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