Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm With the Bears


I'm With The Bears:
Short Stories from a Damaged Planet

The size and severity of the global climate crisis is such that even the most committed environmentalists can drift into a state of denial. The award-winning writers collected here have made it their task to shake off this nagging disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to the deterioration of our global habitat. From T. C. Boyle’s account of early eco-activists, to Nathaniel Rich’s comic fantasy about a marine biologist haunted by his youth, and David Mitchell’s vision of a near future where oil sells for $800 a barrel – these ten provocative, occasionally chilling, sometimes satirical stories bring a human reality to disasters of inhuman proportions. 

Contributors include:
  • MARGARET ATWOOD 
  • PAOLO BACIGALUPI 
  • T. C. BOYLE 
  • TOBY LITT 
  • LYDIA MILLET 
  • DAVID MITCHELL 
  • NATHANIEL RICH 
  • KIM STANLEY ROBINSON 
  • HELEN SIMPSON 
  • WU MING 1
Royalties from the sale of this book will go to 350.org, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Cover Image: Antti Laitinen, “It’s My Island”




2 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

I like how on the back cover the little island has sunk/is gone.

What's up with this full cover shot missing all the author names??? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sJj4umF_Pfc/TkpZYSrqi3I/AAAAAAAAAZE/3Hu2y7Ixz40/s1600/I%2527M-WITH-THE-BEARS.jpg

I like how the names are in different colors—nice little touch.

Dan Mogford said...

Thanks Ian - have fixed the image with missing author names too!