Beacons by Nick Hayes
Stories for Our Not So Distant Future

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Beacons throws down the gauntlet, challenging best-selling and award-winning authors to imagine where we, and out planet, might be headed and, in imagining, help us transform the way we look at our world and change things for the better. From Joanne Harris’ powerful vision of a near future where ‘outside’ has become a thing of history to Nick Hayes’ beautifully illustrated tale of the bond between man and nature, Beacons sees the coming together of dystopian satire, speculative and historical fiction, metaphorical flights of fancy, quiet tragedy, and farcical comedy in stories that are as various as our possible futures. Provocative, encouraging, and deeply moving, Beacons represents the best of short story writing — and collectively illuminates the immediacy of the ecological problems at hand.

All author royalties will go to the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, one of the largest groups of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the world’s poorest people.

About Nick Hayes

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Editor Gregory Norminton is a novelist, actor, playwright, and environmental activist. His short stories and dramatizations have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the U.K. All four of his novels have been published by Sceptre.
Published March 1, 2013 by Oneworld Publications. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jane Housham on May 24 2013

Toby Litt's single, almost unreadable, six-page-long paragraph is worth persevering with...

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