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Everything Change: An Anthology of Climate Fiction

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A collection of gripping stories that explore a range of possible futures for Earth and humanity transformed by climate change. Featuring contributions from renowned science fiction authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Paolo Bacigalupi, along with 12 stories from Arizona State University's 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest. ...more
ebook, 217 pages
Published September 2016 by ASU Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative
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David H.
May 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a worthy effort from the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University, and I'm glad that this exists. That said, I think what the editors were looking for in story submissions and what I was hoping for were not the same thing, since I ended up disappointed or befuddled by several of the stories.

My favorites, however, were Shauna O'Meara's "On Darwin Tides" about a "sea gypsy" girl trying to make her way in Malaysia; the sappy but heartwarming "Wonder of the Worl
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Treesong Treesong
Everything Change is an innovative and compelling climate fiction anthology. There are several gems in here that will capture the imagination of anyone who loves good fiction, regardless of past familiarity with the genre. If you’re already an avid climate fiction reader, though, you’re in for a real treat!

One of the great strengths of this anthology is its diversity of style and content. A good anthology must strike a balance between choosing stories that embody the anthology’s theme and storie
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John Majerle
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a reasonably entertaining anthology musing over the lives of folks in the near future when ocean levels have risen to the point where significant populations have are permanently displaced. I only gave it 3 stars because all of the stories felt like first drafts to me instead of finished work.
Darrell
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it
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"It's not climate change- it's everything change." -Margaret Atwood

This is an anthology of science fiction that deals with climate change, or cli-fi as it's sometimes called. These stories take place all over the world and demonstrate different ways global warming will change human lives in the future. Some of the stories have hopeful endings, some are depressing.

In the first story, "Sunshine State" (by Adam Flynn and Andrew Dana Hudson), Ramses is a negotiator for insurance companies trying to
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SFHelmut
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A smart, thoughtful collection of short stories tackling how climate change will affect us. Starting off with a smart introductory essay about Cli-Fi by the esteemed Kim Stanley Robinson and ending with Praying for Rain - an interview by the insightful Paolo Bacigalupi, this anthology showcases some great talent. I especially liked Diana Rose Harper's "Thirteenth Year" and "Acqua Alta" by Ashley Bevilacqua Anglin. If you have not read a collection of short stories and you are interested in clima ...more
Elly Call
May 17, 2019 rated it liked it
The message of this book is so important and I support everything about it, but I wish the plot had been better balanced with the specific climate solutions. Sci-Fy has a long history of informing future innovation and I hope this ‘Cli-Fry’ book has the same effect—but it’s hard to get past the jargon in some of these. The pacing and story structure seemed overall sacrificed in service of the scientific break-down of each environmental solution.
Chris Jensen
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
A mixed batch as you'd expect with an anthology, but overall I'm glad i read it ...more
Michael Burnam-Fink
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Everything Change is like the title says, an anthology of climate fiction based on a large contest (743 stories from all over the world), sponsored by the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University, and headed by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Climate fiction, a sub-genre of science fiction concerned with climate change and adaptation, is necessarily and sadly political. In an era when a prominent climate denier just won an election, stating the truth of anthropogenic global warmi
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Janet
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't realize how many of these stories were going to be YA, or at least YA-level writing and... values? I guess? And then there's an interview with Bacigalupi where he hadn't heard of the word Hyperobject, apparently, yet. I dunno. Samey ...more
Megan
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a good introduction to cli-fi with some great stories.

Because the stories are contest winners, you can see a lot of similarities among them that could be attributed to the judges taste and preferences.
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