An Invite to Eternity: Tales of Nature Disrupted

by Gary Budden, Marian Womack
Release date: October 2019
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, horrorweird fiction, anthology

Edited by Gary Budden and Marian Womack. Foreword by Helen Marshall.

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.

Contents:

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?

updated 2020-02-09

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