I’m with the Bears
Bill McKibben, Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Mark Martin
The magnitude 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 disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to mankind’s unwitting creation of a tough new planet. From T.C. Boyle’s account of early eco-activists, to David Mitchell’s vision of a near future where civilization dwindles as oil sells for $800 a barrel – these stories blend speculative and literary fiction and range across time. The aim is to make the danger posed by climate change as accessible to the imagination as subjects more common to the best of contemporary fiction. Royalties from I’m With the Bears will go to 350.org, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
"10 authors at the top of their game, tackling the most pressing issue of our generation." - New Internationalist "The stories dazzle the reader with their imaginative range and depth."-Independent "The line-up of mostly British and North American talent is impressive - TC Boyle, Toby Litt, David Mitchell - and while they sometimes bash you around the head with a blunt instrument (Nathaniel Rich), the best are fierce and fearless, including Helen Simpson's acerbic, apocalyptic Diary Of An Interesting Year" - Metro "All the writing in this volume is excellent." - The Times (Saturday Review) "The high point for me was Paolo Bacigalupi's The Tamarisk Hunter ... More than any other story in the collection, it makes climate change feel real." - New Scientist "A wonderful idea." - Daily Mail "About what might happen if our worst nightmares come true." - Evening Standard
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