News from the Arizona State University:
In the midst of Earth’s hottest year on record, the effects of climate change are more apparent than ever. But how do we come to grips with the consequences on the ground, for actual people in specific places? New York Times bestselling science fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi believes the answer lies in fiction: “Fiction has this superpower of creating empathy in people for alien experiences. You can live inside of the skin of a person who is utterly unlike you.” Bacigalupi, science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson, and 13 other authors are featured in Everything Change, a new fiction anthology from Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative (ICF).
Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction is now available as a free download (PDF, EPUB, or MOBI).
The anthology features twelve stories from Arizona State University’s 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest along with along with a foreword by science fiction legend and contest judge Kim Stanley Robinson and an interview with renowned climate fiction author Paolo Bacigalupi.
The title Everything Change is drawn from a quote by Margaret Atwood, UA’s first Imagination and Climate Futures lecturer in 2014.
Kim Stanley Robinson, Foreword
Manjana Milkoreit, Meredith Martinez, and Joey Eschrich, Editors’ Introduction
Adam Flynn and Andrew Dana Hudson, “Sunshine State”
Kelly Cowley, “Shrinking Sinking Land”
Matthew S. Henry, “Victor and the Fish”
Ashley Bevilacqua Anglin, “Acqua Alta”
Daniel Thron, “The Grandchild Paradox”
Kathryn Blume, “Wonder of the World”
Stirling Davenport, “Masks”
Diana Rose Harper, “Thirteenth Year”
Henrietta Hartl, “LOSD and Fount”
Shauna O’Meara, “On Darwin Tides”
Lindsay Redifer, “Standing Still”
Yakos Spiliotopoulos, “Into the Storm”
Ed Finn, “Praying for Rain: An Interview with Paolo Bacigalupi”