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BSFA Review: Nature’s Warnings: Classic Stories of Eco-Science Fiction edited by Mike Ashley

21/10/2021 10:44 | Anonymous

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Nature’s Warnings: Classic Stories of Eco-Science Fiction edited by Mike Ashley

(British Library, 2020)

Reviewed by Graham Andrews

“Today we understand that the future of humanity very much depends on our planet, and that the future of our planet very much depends on humanity.” Mike Ashley chose that apposite quote from the Dalai Lama (My Tibet, 1990) to head the Introduction (‘Total Dependency’) to his eco-themed British Library retro-tome. Eleven stories, eleven warnings, with one minatory message: There is no cosily habitable planet for us in the Solar System, so—barring the development of cheap and cheerful FTL travel—we’ll either have to shape up or crap out, right here on Earth.

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