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.
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?
Marian Womack is a bilingual writer born in Andalusia and educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. She is currently completing a part-time Masters Degree in Creative Writing at Cambridge University, and recently graduated from the Clarion Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writer’s Workshop at USCD. She is co-editor of the academic book Beyond the Back Room: New Perspectives on Carmen Martín Gaite (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010), and of The Best of Spanish Steampunk (forthcoming, 2015). In Spanish she has published the cycle of intertwined tales Memoria de la Nieve (Zaragoza: Tropo, 2011), has co-authored the YA novel Calle Andersen (Barcelona: La Galera, 2014), and has contributed to more than fifteen anthologies of short fiction, the ... (more)