An Invite to Eternity. Tales of Nature Disrupted, takes its cue from John Clare to address the most pressing issue humanity is facing: anthropogenic climate change. Edited by Gary Budden and Marian Womack, and with a foreword by Helen Marshall, it includes fiction written originally in English, short fiction in translation, and also stories produced by a new generation of multi-lingual authors working in more than one language, and engaging with more than one culture. The result is a collection of ecological short fiction for our times, from an international group of writers, working from a variety of languages, cultures and traditions.
Calque Press is launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the final stages of the anthology and support the larger project. This will go live on 29th of May. The book is scheduled for publication in Autumn 2019.
AN INVITE TO ETERNITY - TALES OF NATURE DISRUPTED
Foreword, by Helen Marshall
Introduction, by Gary Budden and Marian Womack
Naomi Booth - WARNING: Localised Quicksand
Tiina Raevaara - The Birds Always Return
Timothy J. Jarvis - Brother Burgholt's Charm
Alexandra Manglis - What Planets Are These, Conjured from the Depths of Our Imagination?
DP Watt - We are the Clay
Vida Cruz - In the Shadow of the Typhoon, Humans and Mahiwaga Cooperate for Survival
Claire Dean - Lichen Storey
Regina Kanyu Wang - The Story of Dao
Malcolm Devlin - My Uncle Eff
Gareth E. Rees - Tyrannosaurs Bask in the Warmth of the Comet
Usman T Malik - Laal Andhi
Camilla Grudova - Jackfruit
Alberto Chimal - Body
Kathleen Rani Hagen - Snow, Wind and Diesel