Climate Change Fiction

Climate fiction, or climate change fiction, popularly abbreviated as cli-fi (modelled after the assonance of "sci-fi") is literature that deals with climate change and global warming. Not necessarily speculative in nature, works of cli-fi may take place in the world as we know it or in the near future. University courses on literature and environmental issues may include climate change fiction in their syllabi. This body of literature has been discussed by a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and Dissent magazine, among other international media outlets.

Popular Climate Change Fiction Books

The Water Knife
The Windup Girl
New York 2140
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
Flight Behavior
Gold Fame Citrus
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction
The Year of the Flood  (MaddAddam, #2)
Memory of Water
Clade
Forty Signs of Rain (Science in the Capital #1)
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)

Kate Wilhelm
The winters were getting colder, starting earlier, lasting longer, with more snows than he could remember from childhood. As soon as man stopped adding his megatons of filth to the atmosphere each day, he thought, the atmosphere had reverted to what it must have been long ago, moister weather summer and winter, more stars than he had ever seen before, and more, it seemed, each night than the night before: the sky a clear, endless blue by day, velvet blue-black at night with blazing stars that mo ...more
Kate Wilhelm, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Charlene D'Avanzo
Many fiction writers have used novels to promote social change. Why couldn’t I? No matter that I had no experience whatsoever writing fiction. I could learn. I decided on mysteries because I love the genre and could envisage a story featuring climate change researchers hounded by climate change doubters.
Charlene D'Avanzo, Cold Blood, Hot Sea

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