Future Hopes: Hopeful stories in a time of climate change

Editor: Lauren James

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 9+

Short Stories Social Issues: Environment & Green Issues

In this collection of compelling short stories, authors including M. G. Leonard, Neal Shusterman and Tolá Okogwu offer hope for our planet in the face of climate change.

“A brilliant collection of inspiring stories with the power to change the world. Innovative, original and essential.” Hannah Gold

Skyscraper farms. Insects for dinner. Guerilla gardening. Nine authors pose ingenious and thought-provoking solutions to the climate crisis in this anthology of climate fiction. Rooted in real-world science and technology, the stories offer a roadmap for a future where our planet can thrive. From a rewilding project with unexpected consequences to a rebellion against augmented reality, these wide-ranging stories will leave the reader feeling a little less powerless in the fight to save planet Earth.

Full list of contributors: Eli Brown, L. R. Lam, M. G. Leonard, Rebecca Lim, Oisín McGann, Tolá Okogwu, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, Louie Stowell and Bijal Vachharajani


Lauren James is the twice Carnegie-nominated author of Green Rising; The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker; The Quiet at the End of the World; The Loneliest Girl in the Universe; and The Next Together series. She has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and the STEAM Children's Book Award. Lauren teaches creative writing for Coventry University, WriteMentor and Writing West Midlands, and has written articles for numerous publications, including the Guardian and the Children’s Writers' and Artists' Yearbook. She is the founder of the Climate Fiction Writers League, and a passionate advocate of STEM further education. Find her on Twitter at @Lauren_E_James or her website (laurenejames.co.uk).

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