MARGARET ATWOOD is a Booker-Prize winning poet and author of many acclaimed novels, including The Year of the Flood. PAOLO BACIGALUPI is the author of the sci-fi novel The Wind-Up Girl, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards. T.C. Boyle has a long list of books to his credit, including The Women. TOBY LITT has written eleven novels and story collections. Author of five superlative novels, LYDIA MILLET was one of three finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. WU MING1 is one part of the quartet of authors who write under the name Wu Ming and Luther Blissett have published the groundbreaking novels Manituana and Q. DAVID MITCHELL has been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize; his novels include Cloud Atlas and most recently The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. NATHANIEL RICH won many plaudits for his debut novel, The Mayor's Tongue. KIM STANLEY ROBINSON is the Hugo and Nebula prize-winning author of the Mars Trilogy and a trilogy of novels about climate change that go under the title Science in the Capital. HELEN SIMPSON is a prize-winning short story writer and novelist; in 1993, she was selected as one of Granta's twenty "Best British Novelists Under Forty." The writer and environmentalist BILL MCKIBBEN is the author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, among other titles; he is the founder of 350.org, which in 2010 organized what CNN called "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history."
"10 authors at the top of their game, tackling the most pressing issue of our generation." - New Internationalist "The stories dazzle the reader with their imaginative range and depth."-Independent "The line-up of mostly British and North American talent is impressive - TC Boyle, Toby Litt, David Mitchell - and while they sometimes bash you around the head with a blunt instrument (Nathaniel Rich), the best are fierce and fearless, including Helen Simpson's acerbic, apocalyptic Diary Of An Interesting Year" - Metro "All the writing in this volume is excellent." - The Times (Saturday Review) "The high point for me was Paolo Bacigalupi's The Tamarisk Hunter ... More than any other story in the collection, it makes climate change feel real." - New Scientist "A wonderful idea." - Daily Mail "About what might happen if our worst nightmares come true." - Evening Standard