How Everything Can Collapse A Manual for Our Times PABLO SERVIGNE & RAPHAËL STEVENS & JEM BENDELL Translated by Andrew Brown “An explosive book that everyone should buy and read as soon as possible.” L’Obs “This is not the kind of book you can read and put down with a shrug of the shoulders: it is a book that will overwhelm you.” Le Canard Enchainé In this important book, Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens confront the very real fact that our civilisation could collapse, connecting the scientific evidence to people’s ordinary experiences. In so doing they provide a valuable guide to help everyone make sense of the new and potentially catastrophic situation in which we now find ourselves.
210 x 140mm | 240 pages | UK October 2020, US November 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-4138-6 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4139-3 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
After the Apocalypse SRECKO HORVAT Rapidly melting ice, rising sea levels and flooded cities, hurricanes, wildfires and droughts, mass migration and conflicts, climate apartheid and mass extinction: this has become our new reality and now we must prepare ourselves for what comes after. In this post-apocalyptic rollercoaster ride through our possible futures, philosopher Srecko Horvat investigates the notion of the Apocalypse and suggests that the only way to prevent the end of the world as we know it is to engage in a 'speculative critical theory' that is not afraid to turn the current apocalyptic narrative upside-down and reveal its true ideological core. While everyone is worried about the coming end, Horvat offers us glimpses of the possible futures. After the Apocalypse, a book of science-fiction philosophy, leads us on a whirlwind tour from different actually existing places like the exclusion zone of Chernobyl and the quickly changing Mediterranean to the imaginary places of the future.
216 x 138mm | 180 pages | UK November 2020, US January 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4007-5 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4008-2 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
Another End of the World is Possible Living the collapse (and not merely surviving it) PABLO SERVIGNE & RAPHAEL STEVENS & GAUTHIER CHAPELLE Translated by Geoffrey Samuel The critical situation in which our planet finds itself is no longer in doubt. Some things are already collapsing while others are beginning to do so, increasing the possibility of the end of the world as we know it. As individuals, we are faced with a daily deluge of bad news about the worsening situation on the planet, preparing ourselves to live with years of deep uncertainty about the future of the planet and the species that inhabit it, including our own. This book shows that a change of course necessarily requires an inner journey and a radical rethinking of our vision of the world, one that might enable us to remain standing during the coming storm, to develop a new awareness of ourselves and of the world and to imagine new ways of living in it.
210 x 140mm | 250 pages | UK November 2020, US January 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4465-3 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4466-0 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
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