Due to the current Coronavirus situation, we have had to cancel this event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We are currently looking into ways of making this anthology launch virtual so that everyone can enjoy it in the comfort of their own homes. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels - @NatureBftB - for further details!




Book launch: We Are A Many-Bodied Singing Thing.

A new sci-fi and speculative anthology inspired by endangered species and the people saving them.


Writing has always helped us to imagine possibilities for ourselves and the world around us. We wanted to imagine a future for England’s most endangered plants and animals – to explore how human and more-than-human beings relate to each other, and ways that we can live together better.

To do this, we asked writers to take inspiration from two Back From The Brink conservation projects: the Willow Tit Project, who are protecting this little bird and its post-industrial habitats, and Ancients of the Future, who are working to protect 28 threatened species which live in ancient trees.

The resulting anthology is tender, fierce, wondering, sad, and ultimately hopeful. We hear the voices of the animals and plants, see a thousand years into the future through the growth of moss, and experience several metamorphoses.


Edited by Linden Katherine McMahon for Back From The Brink.

Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and the People’s Postcode Lottery