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  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781616959364
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99

We're Doomed. Now What?

Essays on War and Climate Change



An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and harrowing honesty. We’re Doomed, Now What? penetrates to the very heart of our time.

The time we’ve been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change--the breakup of the post-1945 global order, a multispecies mass extinction, and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. Not one of us is innocent, not one of us is safe. Now what?

We’re Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss, from one of the most provocative and iconoclastic minds of his generation. Whether writing about sailing through the melting Arctic, preparing for Houston’s next big storm, watching Star Wars, or going back to the streets of Baghdad he once patrolled as a soldier, Roy Scranton handles his subjects with the same electric, philosophical, demotic touch that he brought to his ground-breaking New York Times essay, “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene.”

  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781616959364
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99

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Praise for Learning to Die in the Anthropocene   “Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. The result is a fierce and provocative book.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History   “Roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster . . . This is a wise and important challenge from an elegant writer and original thinker.” —Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate Praise for War Porn “One of the best and most disturbing war novels in years.”  —The Wall Street Journal  “A view of the American military unlike anything else written about Iraq or Afghanistan . . . A guided meditation on Iraq certain to force long overdue introspection on how we think about the war, those who fought it and the Americans and Iraqis it affected.”  —New Republic     “Forceful and unsettling.”   —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times  “Searingly honest . . . This examination of the tragedy of what happened in Iraq reaches out to touch of all us. A brilliant literary achievement.” —Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy

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