Tomorrow's Parties

Tomorrow's Parties Life in the Anthropocene - Twelve Tomorrows

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We are living in the Anthropocene-an era of dramatic and violent climate change featuring warming oceans, melting icecaps, extreme weather events, habitat loss, species extinction, and more. What will life be like in a climate-changed world? In Tomorrow's Parties, science fiction authors speculate how we might be able to live and even thrive through the advancing Anthropocene. In ten original stories by writers from around the world, an interview with celebrated writer Kim Stanley Robinson, and a series of intricate and elegant artworks by Sean Bodley, Tomorrow's Parties takes rational optimism as a moral imperative, or at least a pragmatic alternative to despair. In these stories-by writers from the United Kingdom, the United States, Nigeria, China, Bangladesh, and Australia-a young man steals from delivery drones; a political community lives on an island made of ocean-borne plastic waste; and a climate change denier tries to unmask "crisis actors." Climate-changed life also has its pleasures and epiphanies, as when a father in Africa works to make his son's dreams of "Viking adventure" a reality, and an IT professional dispatched to a distant village encounters a marvellous predigital fungal network. Contributors include Pascall Prize for Criticism winner James Bradley, Hugo Award winners Greg Egan and Sarah Gailey, Philip K Dick Award winner Meg Elison, and New York Times bestselling author Daryl Gregory. Series Overview: Twelve Tomorrows is an annual anthology of science fiction short stories published in partnership with Technology Review. Each volume includes original stories that explore the role and potential impact of developing technologies in the near, and not-so-near future.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262544436
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 808.838762
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20220318
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 221
Weight: 294g
Height: 153mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 21mm