Science fiction has always confronted the concerns of society, and its greatest writers have long been inspired by the weighty issue of humanity’s ecological impact on the planet. This volume explores a range of prescient and thoughtful stories from SF’s classic period, from accounts of exhausted resources and ecocatastrophe to pertinent warnings of ecosystems thrown off balance and puzzles of adaptation and responsibility as humanity ventures into the new environments of the future. Featuring stories crucial to the evolution of eco-science fiction from Philip K. Dick, Margaret St. Clair, J. D. Beresford and more, this timely collection is a trove of essential reading.
About the Author
Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than one hundred books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. His British Library Science Fiction Classics anthologies include Menace of the Monster: Classic Tales of Creatures from Beyond and The End of the World and Other Catastrophes.