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I'm With the Bears

Short Stories from a Damaged Planet

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The size and severity 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 nagging disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to the deterioration of our global habitat. From T. C. Boyle’s account of early eco-activists, to Nathaniel Rich’s vision of a near future where oil sells for $800 a barrel—these ten provocative, occasionally chilling, sometimes satirical stories bring a human reality to disasters of inhuman proportions.

Royalties from I’m With the Bears will go to, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 14, 2011 – Ten award-winning writers respond to a plea for fiction that addresses the realities of climate change and portray potential future environments. The title references environmentalist John Muir's remark "when it comes to a war between the races, I'm with the bears.” T.C. Boyle's horrific opener, "The Siskiyou,” follows naive activists who immerse their feet in cement to close a road against destroyers of a forest. Lydia Millet's "Zoogoing” follows with a businessman obsessed with zoo creatures who secretly spends nights in world zoos. Friends reunite in Kim Stanley Robinson's "Sacred Space” to hike in the Sierras only to find signs of death. With "Hermie,” Nathaniel Rich details a crab's return to confront a marine biologist who played with him years ago. Helen Simpson offers "Diary of an Interesting Year,” a woman's account of survival terrors in post-collapse England. "The Siphoners” is David Mitchell's examination of elderly life in a world where only youth has value. More tales from Toby Litt, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Margaret Atwood round out this volume of gripping science fiction from the near future.
I'm With the Bears
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  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Oct 01, 2011
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 208 Pages
  • Language: English
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