Be the first to ask a question about Nothing Is As It WasLists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 16 Rating details Sort Default Filter Apr 24, 2018 Yvonne rated it it was amazing Shelves anthology, blog tour book, fiction I have not really read much in fiction about climate change so I was very curious when Anne Cater got in touch regarding a review spot for this book I tend to shy away from anthologies and I really shouldn t as the ones I have read have been really enjoyable reads.This book is a mix of short flash fiction stories from a variety of authors The underlying message is one of the change in our climate The authors have taken this basis and have created a very impressive range of stories.The differe I have not really read much in fiction about climate change so I was very curious when Anne Cater got in touch regarding a review spot for this book I tend to shy away from anthologies and I really shouldn t as the ones I have read have been really enjoyable reads.This book is a mix of short flash fiction stories from a variety of authors The underlying message is one of the change in our climate The authors have taken this basis and have created a very impressive range of stories.The different perspectives and writing styles are a real treat that give so many different angles and provoke different thoughts Some are very current with mentions of plastic pollution, endangered animals, weather and sea levels Others have a slightly different approach but still with their feet set firmly within the climate theme.I was planning on reading a couple of stories over several nights yeah right me and planning I got caught up in this book and read in one sitting I think what rally made this book for me was the diverse styles from the authors as well as the stories I found them to be really addictive, concise and to the point at the same time being really well written and addictive reading They are not preaching for change but highlighting things that have happened or is happening in the world around us.It would be a misconception to think this could be a sombre read given the subject, but the truth is that it is far from it Yes there are sombre and thought provoking undertones but the authors have done a cracking job of keeping the message they are relating and also to be appealing and uplifting to the reader.Would I recommend this book Oh most definitely I think it would appeal to a great many readers as there will something for all within the pages flag 3 likesLike see review May 10, 2018 Cheryl M M rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is a collection of flash fiction and short stories on one of the most important topics of our time climate fiction This collection is raising funds for the global climate action group, Earth Day Network In the foreword Amanda Saint speaks about the importance of climate change and getting people or readers to comprehend the importance of this topic We are living in a world split down the middle when it comes to this particular topic Many people, including those in the highest pol This is a collection of flash fiction and short stories on one of the most important topics of our time climate fiction This collection is raising funds for the global climate action group, Earth Day Network In the foreword Amanda Saint speaks about the importance of climate change and getting people or readers to comprehend the importance of this topic We are living in a world split down the middle when it comes to this particular topic Many people, including those in the highest political positions in the world, are climate change deniers No matter what scientific evidence is presented or even actually being able to see the difference in weather patterns, some people would rather leave the planet to self destruct instead of implementing changes to ensure our survival.With an anthology it is important to get a flavour of what you re getting and who you re getting it from I think the choice to focus on flash fiction and short stories pieces is very much in line with the topic Just as the weather now hits us with a fierce vehemence and a violent brutality, so do these individual pieces of work Here is just a taste of what to expect from Nothing Is As It Was Mirror Image by Anna Orridge Give Nature a chance, and she will return.Head held high Mirror Image is anything but a pretty flash into the future we can expect One in which the malice of our base human nature shines through in the guise of survival.Me and the Mountain by Vicky Ridley Earth s guttural cries of agony An interesting premise Is earth speaking to us Crying out for attention Pleading with us to stop destroying her, using her voice to communicate the frustration she feels at the destruction.Portal by Philip Sobell This is definitely a tongue in cheek sign of the times story, and the sad thing is I can see this happening Without any shadow of a doubt the human race would, after determining no real value or solution for the Portal, use it to dispose of a problem Sad, but true.No Car by David McVey Separating the wheat from the whey, the poor from the rich Unfortunately this reality is already upon us When the car becomes the luxury item, as opposed to the common item to own Public transport being re delegated to that of the poor, and class structures taking on immense proportions Begs the question, whether those who choose to save the environment now with a no car choice and inadvertently moving themselves into that position already Food for thought.Sun by Wiebo Grobler Will it descend into complete chaos Good question, but what is intriguing in Sun is the fact that we just stand by and accept our fate Isn t that what we are doing already Warrior by F E Clark I love the Author s Note on this Written in response to reading that The Oxford Juniour Dictionary had deleted nature words particularly the names of flowers The eco warrior will become one of the most important elements of our future Just saying.Graduation Day at the Fishmonger s Institute by Anne Summerfield This doesn t just speak to climate change, it is already indicative of the times we live in now So many career paths have disappeared and become extinct It is a downward trend when it comes to survival One day there will only be holographs or pictures of certain species perhaps we will be one of them.The GoodLuck Camera by Kimberly Christensen This story is prophetic This is what will befall the majority of us if the water levels continue to rise Our grandchildren or great grandchildren may never know the abundance of food and water, or the feeling of sand between their toes.The Other Side of Me by Norman Coburn How important are the people who can envisage the future and are trying to change the outcome for every one of us Bottleneck 2048 by Neil MacDonald It was too late for precautions, much much too late This is the reality of our situation Even if everyone was less interested in profit and making the rich even richer, and the deniers were finally taken to task, the process is already well underway.Nothing Is As It Was by Nick Ryle Wright Nobody can protect us from Mother Nature, and there is only so much we can predict Doing nothing is not an option Healng AthaBasca by Keygan Sands Poetic and sad, with the ultimate grand gesture, albeit an empty one, but at least it is one that ignites the fire inside of the girl who sees the destruction around her.The Arctic Commandments by Cath Barton The desperation of knowing there is no solution, and when nature takes over is it not better to let it take you and end that sense of your inevitable demise I am Stealthy, I am Swift by CJ Conrad Is this what awaits us in the end Will we return to the hunter, gatherer mode Will extreme survival remove generations of societal norms New Moon by Dave Murray We are complacent and we are in denial, at least a fair number of us At the moment we are at a stalemate, that period in time just before the next wave comes.Like a Captain of Old, Going Down with the Ship by Fiona Morgan We will become a collection of memories and executable files The far fetched notions from popular space fiction movies, where they watch back history on recorded tapes That will be us one day.Blue Planet Collection by Jane Roberts It starts with one boy Imagine if we all did our part to make sure the fish can swim unhindered in the oceans The oceans filled with waste and plastic.Come and Gone by Angelita Bradley Like a chance to make things better has come and gone That is it in a nutshell really We have been given enough warnings and plenty of opportunity to change the result.The Warming by Karen Morrow The land is being consumed by the oceans Without it we become Waterworld Salvation is the object we poison, and in return poisons us.Plenty More Fish in the Sea by Luke Strachan The thing with evolution is that the majority of species adapt to their environment, so it isn t to far fetched to think that some may survive over others In that there is potential and hope.Hasta La Vista, Babsy by Fee Johnstone This is a cute little story, and perhaps one that explains than just whales getting lost and being beached because the currents are changing Species securing their survival by making their genetic strains adaptable to the changing environment Perhaps animals are a lot smarter than us,because they trust their instinct.Walking with the Weather by Rob Walton Short, poignant What good is a petition, a piece of paper or electronic trail that no person pays any attention to Too Late by Ros Collins The empty promises of politicians, who are too concerned with fame and notoriety than with the facts of the situation You are doing yourselves a disservice if you are governed by a politician who chooses to ignore the inevitable.Where Lies the Line by Taria Karillion Two sides of the same tool of change Unfortunately the human species is a selfish one and one that secures survival before that of others Not even faith can change instinctual behaviour patterns.Airpocalypse by Rachel Rivett The air we breath may soon become a commodity, an illegal one at that Even now there are cities and countries covered in smog so thick you can cut through it with a knife We take it for granted.New Shoes by Charlie Hill This story is indicative of our society and the way we place property before lives, millennial are especially guilty of this What matters the nice pair of shoes when death is looming at the front door Thirst by Lorraine Wilson Wouldn t you do anything to save your child Break the law and steal from others to secure their survival In a world full of bureaucrats who care nothing about black and white names on paper.Deluge by Susmita Bhattacharya Deluge remembers the victims of the unpredictability of Mother Nature Climate Change is reaping lives like a wanton seeker of souls Collecting his dues for supposed past indiscretions She takes the innocent, the young and the blameless.Fireworks by David Barker The animals are encroaching upon our territory The hunter becomes the hunted, especially when the race for survival becomes an equal one.Ophelia Rising by Elaine Desmond The banality of life in general supersedes the overall concern we should have for our survival Affairs, betrayal and emotional upheaval all blitzed by the majestic power of Mother Nature rising to challenge us.The Window Box by Stephen Connolly This is a chapter from his current novel in progress I can honestly say that based on this short introduction it is one I would pick up to read The setting is a drab dystopian world of dog eat dog Survival of those who abide by the rules of big brother and are threatened by the steady presence of the almighty Poseidon.Up Above the World so High The distinction between night and day is disappearing in the most heavily populated regions of the Earth Knowing what we do about biological clocks and the impact it has on physical and mental health, I am surprised this isn t a better known fact or discussed fact.Although the stories have a common denominator, they are all incredibly different The fact that they are short actually helps the reader to take on board information It is like watching an art display of flashbacks or photographs being projected onto a wall for five minutes at a time.In a time where the masses are being given conflicting information about climate change, and it has certainly fallen prey to the false news propaganda groups, it is important to try and change the perspective of this issue.The global companies who control our energy resources are really invested in trying to convince the common man and woman, that climate change doesn t exist That the extreme weather, the change in seasons, the change of climates is but merely a natural evolution of earth.It isn t We are destroying our habitat, our species and other species We have probably already passed the point of no return and the inevitable, but that doesn t mean we should give up We should at least try to sustain the planet we live on for future generations.Nothing Is As It Was is an ode to the planet and at the same time a call to rise up and do something, even if it is just that one small thing you can do for your environment I received a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher flag Like see review May 25, 2018 Keygan rated it really liked it Very timely anthology of climate fiction I do have some bias one of my stories, Healing Athabasca, appears in this book , so I m rating based on the other stories I really appreciate the variety and diversity of writing voices Some tales are science fictional and some contemporary, but all are relevant I loved some of the stories, but a few were only okay Some were expositional and some were character driven which is something I favor How do we cope with our world Very timely anthology of climate fiction I do have some bias one of my stories, Healing Athabasca, appears in this book , so I m rating based on the other stories I really appreciate the variety and diversity of writing voices Some tales are science fictional and some contemporary, but all are relevant I loved some of the stories, but a few were only okay Some were expositional and some were character driven which is something I favor How do we cope with our world changing so fundamentally The stories in this anthology attempt to answer I love having a collection of stories on the theme of climate change flag Like see review Aug 22, 2018 Kimberly Christensen rated it it was amazing I might be biased as I have a story in this collection, but the variety and depth of stories in this anthology is remarkable Many of them still have me thinking several months after having completed it flag Like see review L Wilson rated it it was amazing Jun 12, 2018 Fee Johnstone rated it it was amazing Apr 23, 2018 Amanda rated it it was amazing 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