The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh

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Occasionally we post notable nonfiction books that are central creative works contributing to environmental injustice or natural history, or that contain narratives about the state of humanity’s connection with nature as depicted in works of fiction.  This book is forthcoming … Read more

Survival Skills, Jean Ryan

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The characters who inhabit Jean Ryan’s graceful, imaginative collection of stories are survivors of accidents and acts of nature, of injuries both physical and emotional. Ryan writes of beauty and aging, of love won and lost—with characters enveloped in the … Read more

On the Beach, Nevil Shute

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Discover On the Beach Back to the new Discover feature Nevil Shute’s On the Beach is credited as an example of fiction that changed the way we think about a major world problem or issue, in this case nuclear war … Read more

Among Animals 2, JoeAnn Hart

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Coming September 15, 2016: Ashland Creek Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of its second anthology of short fiction, Among Animals 2: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction. The relationships among human and non-human … Read more

My Last Continent, Midge Raymond

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It is only at the end of the world—among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica—where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of … Read more

The Dark Roads, Wayne Lemmons

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In 2020 the sun betrays the inhabitants of planet Earth, finally penetrating an abused ozone layer, and scorching the world and decimating its population. A group of men including Richie, Buddy, and the unlikely Elvis resolve that times are way … Read more

Luna Series, Ian McDonald

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Nestled within a narrative of lunar colonization driven by STEM developments and a decimated, post-oil Earth economy, Luna burns with the desperate anxieties of the late-capitalist, financialized age: the universalization of debt, the demand for contingent and flexible labor, and … Read more

A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro

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Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel is one of my favorites: the tale of Etsuko, a Japanese woman living in the English countryside, unraveling the suicide of her eldest daughter. Woven throughout is another tale, set in a suburb of Nagasaki several … Read more

The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson

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The lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others—is the subject of this, Tove Jansson’s most unnerving and unpredictable novel. Here Jansson takes a darker look at the subjects that animate the best of her work, from her … Read more