By Paul Di Filippo
From the swarming, last-redoubt towers of the polar areas, the place humanity huddles from the savage warmth of Greenhouse Earth, to the dusty refugee camps of a shattered the United States; from the digital truth panorama the place little ones search to fix a wounded planet, to the post-human globe populated by means of wily transgenic heirs to mankind; and, finally, around the ideology-splintered ruins of the U.S.A...a forged of committed survivors attempts to make the easiest of what's left at the back of, opting for up the items in their lives and arranging them in new styles of wish and dreaming. listed below are six riveting stories of lifestyles through the hard-luck instances of a post-holocaust planet.
• “Life within the Anthropocene” used to be initially released in The big ebook of Apocalypse technology Fiction, 2010
• “Clouds and chilly Fires” was once initially released in Live and not using a Net, 2003
• “Waves and clever Magma” used to be initially released in The colossal booklet of Mindblowing technology Fiction, 2009
• “FarmEarth” was once initially released in Welcome to the Greenhouse, 2011
• “Escape from New Austin” used to be initially released in Jigsaw country: technology Fiction tales of Secession, 2006
• “Femaville 29” was once initially released in Salon Fantastique: Fifteen unique stories of Fantasy, 2006
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