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Stories for our Not So Distant Future

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.

  • Publication date: March 7, 2013
  • ISBN: 9781851689699
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication date: March 1, 2013
  • ISBN: 9781780742366
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 256


‘Engaged and committed’

The Guardian

‘Hugely important’


 ‘Enlightening [and] challenging’

The Point Magazine

 ‘Consistently engaging and inventive’

Irish Times

‘Engaging… enough variety to suit every taste’

Good Book Guide

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