Book of the Month
Drowned Worlds was put together by Jonathan Strahan and features short fiction by Paul McAuley, Ken Liu, Kim Stanley Robinson (featured), Nina Allan, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Christopher Rowe, Nalo Hopkinson, Sean Williams, Jeffrey Ford, Lavie Tidhar, Rachel Swirsky, James Morrow, Charlies Jane Anders, Sam J. Miller and Cahterynne M. Valente. Named after the Ballard story ‘The Drown World’, Drowned Worlds explores scenarios of ecological collapse with a focus on seas rising. Some stories resonated with me, others not really, but the entire thing is well worth the effort if you’re – like me – constantly anxious about global warming. It doesn’t offer ‘solutions’, to be clear. It’s just a contribution to a collective imaginary about climate change that I think we all need to be urgently cultivating.