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
Tiina Raevaara - The Birds Always Return
Timothy J. Jarvis - Brother Burgholt's Charm
Alexandra Manglis - What Planets Are These, Conjured from the Depths of Our Imagination?
DP Watt - We are the Clay
Vida Cruz - In the Shadow of the Typhoon, Humans and Mahiwaga Cooperate for Survival
Claire Dean - Lichen Storey
Regina Kanyu Wang - The Story of Dao
Malcolm Devlin - My Uncle Eff
Gareth E. Rees - Tyrannosaurs Bask in the Warmth of the Comet
Usman T Malik - Laal Andhi
Camilla Grudova - Jackfruit
Alberto Chimal - Body
Kathleen Rani Hagen - Snow, Wind and Diesel