Loosed Upon the World
An apocalypse just for you, coming Sept. 15, 2015
John Joseph Adams' glorious climate-change anthology Loosed Upon the World will be coming out this September from Saga Press. The book has stories by Kim Stanley Robinson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Robert Silverberg, Greg Benford and lots of other. I have two stories in the anthology: "Kheldyu," my most recent and most pessimistic Gennady Malianov piece, and "Mitigation," the open-Arctic-ocean romp that Tobias Buckell and I wrote together.
Climate change isn't your ordinary apocalypse, since it's actually already upon us. It's a slow, nearly imperceptible alteration of all our affairs--"boiling the frog" but not necessarily all negative. It's not a destroyed world that results, but a reconfigured one. Loosed Upon the World explores this ambiguity with panache and energy--and a book like this is long overdue.