Into the Ruins: Summer 2016 (Paperback)

Into the Ruins: Summer 2016 By Jay Cummings, Chloe Woods, Bart Hillyer Cover Image
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In the second issue of Into the Ruins, we continue to explore the emerging sub-genre of deindustrial science fiction. John Michael Greer debuts a new column on the sub-genre while five new and compelling stories weave future scenarios devoid of spaceships and interstellar space travel and instead focus on a future defined by natural limits, energy and resource depletion, industrial decline, climate change, and other consequences stemming from the reckless and shortsighted exploitation of our planet-and the ways humans will adapt, survive, live, die, and thrive within such a future.These stories show a wide variety of possible futures for humanity, from a distant civilization that cycles through the same ebb and flow of peace and warfare we find littered throughout human history, to a melancholic meditation on our fast-changing world set in 2020 that feels eerily familiar to today; from a love story set in a less energy-intensive time, to a haunting encampment at the edge of dry and dusty ruins; and on again to an adventurous and amusing attempt to deliver a key new manuscript on the herbal treatment of spinal meningitis to a distant library. These stories inspire a wide range of emotions, from meditative reflection on the predicament of our times to delight at unexpected adventure-all while offering readers fascinating tales utterly different than what science fiction normally provides.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780997865608
ISBN-10: 0997865601
Publisher: Figuration Press
Publication Date: July 20th, 2016
Pages: 114
Language: English