Friday, October 19, 2018

''WARMER'' -- a new Amazon-published collection of cli-fi stories from 7 noted authors

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Fear, hope, and imagination collide in this collection of possible tomorrows. What happens when boiling temperatures stoke family resentments during a long, hot winter; when a girl's personal crisis trumps global catastrophe; or when the storm of the century creates the ideal hookup for two climate scientists to party like it's the end of the world? Like the best sci-fi, these cli-fi stories offer up answers that are darkly funny, liberating, and frighteningly conceivable.





An interesting literary project that Amazon is releasing debuts on October 30: a “cli-fi” short story collection (aka ''climate change fiction''), with stories by Lauren Groff (2x National Book Award finalist), Jess Walters (of Beautiful Ruins), Jane Smiley (Pulitzer winner) and Edan Lepucki (of the Hachette-Amazon dispute fans). This collection is part of Amazon's idea to create more benefits for Amazon Prime members.


The collection emphasizes less speculative/sci-fi, and more takes a hard look at the human relations that are strained under a warming planet, in a way that literary fiction does best.


This innovative cli-fi project was pitched by the idea people behind the concept to Amazon as a way of giving fictional writers a collective voice around the greatest existential crisis of our era: climate change and runaway global warming.


The collection will go live at a custom Amazon page: www.amazon.com/warmer on Oct. 30,






WARMER: Fear, hope, and imagination collide in this collection of possible tomorrows. What happens when boiling temperatures stoke family resentments during a long, hot winter; when a girl’s personal crisis trumps global catastrophe; or when the storm of the century creates the ideal hookup for two climate scientists to party like it’s the end of the world? Like the best sci-fi, these cli-fi stories offer up answers that are darkly funny, liberating, and frighteningly conceivable.


Lineup:

The Way the World Ends, by Jess Walter
Sleet in Mississippi? In March? A crazy ice storm lays waste to the South this invigorating, touching story of one slippery night, an open bar, and total abandon.

Boca Raton, by Lauren Groff
A mother’s latent fears rise as relentlessly as the Florida seas in a startling story of a planet, and an imagination, under pressure.

Controller, by Jesse Kellerman
What happens when temperatures flare between a mother and son? A few degrees make all the difference in this blazingly chilling story of psychological terror.
In a climate-ravaged future, it’s not easy to grow up. One girl is trying her best in a story about global catastrophe and personal chaos.
Falls the Shadow, by Skip Horack
A North Carolina combat vet finds himself far from home on the front lines of an environmental battle to save the planet.


At the Bottom of New Lake, by Sonya Larson
A girl growing up in Cape Cod explores the collectible debris of a once-perfect world she’s too young to remember. But as the past resurfaces, so do old questions about her place in society.
The Hillside, by Jane Smiley

After bringing Earth to ruin, the age of humans is over. It is a blessing for some in this tender and tragic cautionary fable.

What exactly are Amazon collections?

They are a new episodic storytelling experience presented by Amazon Original Stories. These are collections of original, exclusive, and editorially curated long-form narratives that explore a theme. A collection of Amazon Original Stories combines short-form reading with the addictive qualities of a narrative podcast: a seamless episodic reading and listening experience. Each story in a collection is available in ebook and digital audio formats and is free for Prime and KU members.

The Way the World Ends (Warmer collection)

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Boca Raton (Warmer collection)

$2.09
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Controller (Warmer collection)

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There's No Place Like Home (Warmer collection)

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Falls the Shadow (Warmer collection)

$2.09
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At the Bottom of New Lake (Warmer collection)

$2.09
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$2.09
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The Hillside (Warmer collection)

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Jess Walter
is the #1
New York Times
bestselling author of
Beautiful Ruins
. Winner of a Pushcart Prize and an Edgar
Award, as well as a three-time honoree in
The Best American
Short Stories
, Walter was also a finalist for the National Book
Award for
The Zero
. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his
family

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jess Walter
is the #1
New York Times
bestselling author of
Beautiful Ruins
. Winner of a Pushcart Prize and an Edgar
Award, as well as a three-time honoree in
The Best American
Short Stories
, Walter was also a finalist for the National Book
Award for
The Zero
. He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his
family.
Lauren Groff
is the author of the
New York Time
s Notable
Book and bestseller
Fates and Furies
and the thrilling new
story collection
Florida
. Named one of
Granta
’s Best of Young
American Novelists, Groff was also a finalist for the National
Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the
Kirkus Prize.
Photo
© 2017 Kristin Kozelsky
Jesse Kellerman
is the
New York Times
bestselling author
of nine novels, including
The Genius
(winner of the Grand
prix des lectrices de Elle),
Potboiler
(nominated for the Edgar
Award for Best Novel), and
Crime Scene
(with his father,
Jonathan Kellerman). An award-winning playwright, he lives
in California.
Photo
©
2011 Isabelle Boccon-Gibod
Edan Lepucki
is the
New York Times
bestselling author of
California
and
Woman No. 17
. Her work has been
published in
Esquire
, the
New York Times
, the
Los Angeles
Times
, and
McSweeney’s
, among others. She is the creator
of @mothersbefore on Instagram and a contributing
editor at the
Millions
.
Photo
©
2017 Adam Karsten
A collaboration with the literary studio Plympton.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jess Walter
is the #1
New York Times
bestselling author of
Beautiful Ruins
. Winner of a Pushcart Prize and an Edgar
Award, as well as a three-time honoree in
The Best American
Short Stories
, Walter was also a finalist for the National Book
Award for
The Z