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. ...more

The Water Knife
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
Flight Behavior
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
New York 2140
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
American War
Gold Fame Citrus
The Windup Girl
The Ministry for the Future
Odds Against Tomorrow
The Overstory

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

Jeff VanderMeer
While we ate, mostly in silence, I marveled at how the world worked today. Here a woman could worry about her husband cheating on her while just two hundred miles inland there was a mass exodus of disaster refugees headed north to a Canada that might take them in. A “sanctuary” where aquifers and other water sources were drying up. In the Midwest, privatized security forces were brawling with protestors in the streets of small towns. Disease outbreaks had lead to mass slaughter of affected lives ...more
Jeff VanderMeer, Hummingbird Salamander

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