Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Everything Change, Volume II, edited by Angie Dell and Joey Eschrich

★★★☆☆ Average

(Climate SF) This year’s finalists for Arizona State University’s Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest (42,489 words; Time: 2h:21m)

Although this is an anthology, it is offered free online, both as eBook downloads and as web pages for the individual stories.

"," edited by Angie Dell and Joey Eschrich, published on by .

Review: 2019.250 (A Word for Authors)

Implications of Climate Change

This anthology asked writers to "create stories that illuminate or invite reflections on climate-related challenges or decisions that individuals, organizations, or societies face today, or might face soon, including things like daily decisions and behaviors, policy-making and politics, strategy and planning, moral responsibility to the future, investment in research and development or technologies, and public health issues."

There are ten original stories in this anthology, of which we recommend none and recommend against two. That’s average, but, on the other hand, the anthology is distributed at zero cost, so one can’t complain about the price.

We’re All Going to Die!

Of the ten stories, four had plots that depended on climate change being much, much worse than anyone really expects it to be or for the effects of several hundred years of climate change to happen in just a few decades. All envisioned dismal futures, but six offered no hope whatsoever. For that reason, this anthology is probably best read a little bit at a time.

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Angie Dell Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB
Joey Eschrich Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB

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