Mammoth Books presents Life in the Anthropocene
by Paul Di Filippo
Indebted to Gaia Vince’s New Scientist article ‘Surviving in a Warmer World’, Paul di Filippo’s story depicts the life of Aurbindo Bandjalang in the climate change-ravaged planet of the Anthropocene Age. A member of the Reboot Civilisation, ‘AB’ is part of a new configuration of humanity, nine billion people crowded together in densely populated, high-rise areas on the quarter of the Earth’s present-day land mass that remains above water. Di Filippo imagines a world in which the Earth’s resources are pushed to their very limits and the human race, while dependent on the all-powerful Sun for its survival, is also subject to its devastating effect on Earth’s climate.