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Pages: 256
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld


Stories for our Not So Distant Future

Great British writers, from Joanne Harris to Alasdair Gray, and Liz Jensen, devise original responses to the biggest challenge of our time

The Book

A riveting and provocative collection of short fiction, Beacons throws down the gauntlet to award-winning writers, challenging them to devise original responses to the climate crisis. From Joanne Harris’ cautionary tale of a world where ‘outside’ has become a thing of the past, to Nick Hayes’ graphic depiction of the primeval bond between man and nature, each story thrills the senses as it attempts to make sense of a world warping into something unfamiliar. Original, eclectic, and inventive, Beacons warns and inspires by offering stories that are as various as our possible futures.

All author royalties will go to the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Gregory Norminton is a novelist, actor, playwright, and environmental activist. His short stories and dramatisations have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. All four of his novels have been published by Sceptre.



‘Engaged and committed’

- The Guardian

‘Hugely important’

- Earthlines

 ‘Enlightening [and] challenging’

- The Point Magazine

 ‘Consistently engaging and inventive’

- Irish Times

‘Engaging… enough variety to suit every taste’

- Good Book Guide