2047: Short Stories from our Common Future
Commemorating the UN's Brundtland Report from 1987
We are nine authors, one illustrator and one singer/musical poet from around the world who have written a short story each about what our future will look like in 2047.
In 1987 the UN suggested we take care of the Earth's resources and hold back on pollution to ensure future generations a healthy planet to live on.
To commemorate that work in 2017 we leaped another 30 years into the future to imagine what our lives will look like then.
Read about our stories and who we are here
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Read the introduction here.
Read the first short story Still Waters on Modern Literature
Praise for the book
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ by Goodreads Librarian
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ by Amazon reviewer
Interesting stories from authors living around the world and their view of the future.
Hard to pick a favorite. Each author brought something different to the anthology
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️️ by A Thousand Finds
The variety of stories is broad, and the opening story, Still Waters by Kimberly Christensen,
about the beaching suicide of a pod of whales in Seattle, which mirrors the disintegration
of the protagonists’ relationship and their very lives, packs a huge emotional punch.
This collection is a creative mix that invites the reader to step into the minds
and worlds of the characters, not merely watch and be entertained.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️️ by Amazon reviewer
Highly recommended. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
Most of the stories in the anthology are very strong, and many of those pieces don’t
envision a happy ending but all are of different aspects of how global societies
and their members deal with an extremely altered world.
Review by Our Future is Green
Innovative anthologies like this are a great way to get the message out about climate change, as the range of writing styles may increase the likelihood of readers finding at least one style they really enjoy.
In his book The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh, argues that we need art and literature to help frame and contextualise climate change and bemoans the lack of both thus far. This anthology seeks to address that gap, and I look forward to reading more of the work produced by these authors.
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Reviewed by Stories of the World
We found the topic of the book quite interesting, and we thought this could make a nice
mini-series of 12 posts in the next 3 months where where you can follow us on our journey to 2047,
where we will read the 10 stories from these authors, on how they imagine the world to be then.
Read a review of each short story
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