I'm With the Bears by Mark Martin, Lydia Millet, Bill McKibben, Margaret Atwood & Paolo Bacigalupi
Short Stories from a Damaged Planet

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The size and severity of the global climate crisis is such that even the most committed environmentalists are liable to live in a state of denial. The award-winning writers collected here have made it their task to shake off this nagging disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to the deterioration of our global habitat. From T. C. Boyle’s account of early eco-activists, to Nathaniel Rich’s vision of a near future where oil sells for $800 a barrel—these ten provocative, occasionally chilling, sometimes satirical stories bring a human reality to disasters of inhuman proportions.

Royalties from I’m With the Bears will go to 350.org, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
 

About Mark Martin, Lydia Millet, Bill McKibben, Margaret Atwood & Paolo Bacigalupi

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Toby Litt has written nine novels and two short story collections; in 2003 he was chosen as one of Granta's twenty Best British Novelists Under Forty. Kim Stanley Robinson is the Hugo and Nebula prize-winning author of the Mars Trilogy and a trilogy of novels about climate change that go under the title Science in the Capital. Helen Simpson is a prize-winning short story writer and novelist; in 1993, she was selected as one of Granta's twenty Best British Novelists Under Forty. Wu Ming is a collective of four Italian fiction writers based in Bologna, Italy. Wu Ming’s books include the bestselling novel Q, under the previous pseudonym Luther Blissett, nominated for the Guardian First Book Award, and Manituana. Their website is www.wumingfoundation.com. Bill McKibben is the author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, among other titles; he is the founder of 350.org, which in 2010 organized what CNN called "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history." Margaret Atwood is a Booker Prize-winning poet and author of many acclaimed novels, including The Blind Assassin and The Handmaid's Tale. Paolo Bacigalupi is the author of the sci-fi novel The Wind-Up Girl, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards. T. C. Boyle has a long list of books to his credit, including the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel World's End and The Road to Wellville. His latest novel is When the Killing's Done. Lydia Millet is the author of the New York Times Notable Book Ghost Lights and eight other works of fiction. Her short story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives with her children outside Tucson, Arizona. David Mitchell has been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize; his novels include Cloud Atlas and most recently The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Nathaniel Rich is the author of The Mayor's Tongue and Odds Against Tomorrow.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Verso. 208 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ten award-winning writers respond to a plea for fiction that addresses the realities of climate change and portray potential future environments. The title references environmentalist John Muir's rema

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Ten award-winning writers respond to a plea for fiction that addresses the realities of climate change and portray potential future environments. The title references environmentalist John Muir's rema

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