A phenomenal collection of essays from fiction writers reflecting on the existential crisis that is climate change. It’s all excellent writing and full of the attention to the human condition you might expect from these literary powerhouses, but what really strikes me is how in every one of these essays I felt a deep sense of love, curiosity, and excitement about the natural world. These writers do not let their profession stop them from being interested in the natural sciences, and the inspiration they draw from them, even in the face of inevitable doom, is a gift to read.
The World As We Knew It by Amy Brady, (List Price: $16.95, Catapult, 9781646220304, June 2022)
Reviewed by Akil Guruparan, Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia