Best Fiction Books about the Environment and Sustainability

Here as a list of the best fiction books that deal with environmental problems or climate change and how to solve these problems.
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3.70 avg rating — 220 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 12 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 36 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 15,322 ratings
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4.60 avg rating — 25 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 28 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 53 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 14 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 164 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 78 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 266 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 333 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 71 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 21,856 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 45 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 162,652 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 79 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 30 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 888 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 730 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 33,397 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 1,512 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 116 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 84,389 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 161 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 20 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 1,949 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 221 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 27 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 92 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 1,622 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 80 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 105 ratings
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4.65 avg rating — 23 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 9,884 ratings
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181 books · 217 voters · list created February 2nd, 2011 by Connie (votes) .
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Connie 29 books
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Dan 136 books
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Ruth 307 books
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message 1: by Claire (new)

Claire Datnow The Adventures of The Sizzling Six, Eco mystery series for teens, by Claire Datnow, skillfully weaves an exciting adventure with an ecological mystery. This series will inspire kids to become wise stewards of our precious natural resources.


message 2: by Roger (last edited Jun 04, 2012 01:02PM) (new)

Roger Drouin This is a great list! I learned about some of these books when I was looking up other fellow environmental fiction authors as I completed my novel No Other Way.


message 3: by Linda (new)

Linda Giannelli A Being Darkly Wise
Just added my choice for environmental fiction and climate fiction. Truly a compelling novel and very insightful.I could not put it down, and the same was true for my friends who also read it.


message 4: by Paul (new)

Paul Collins Don't forget to check out climate fiction ('cli-fi') books too. Here's a link to a FB cli-fi group https://www.facebook.com/groups/32053...


message 5: by Mckenzie (new)

Mckenzie Two others I can think of adding to this list: Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes and Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen


message 6: by Jim (new)

Jim D. People might want to read Saddam's Parrot--a provocative novel about elephants, one blabbermouth African Grey Parrot, and climate action.

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Mischief is on the wing and perhaps deliverance for a flock of San Francisco, fringe-dwelling creatives. A precocious and rebellious African grey parrot lands on the shoulder of a San Francisco elephant whisperer and begins spouting about the Bush White House and Saddam Hussein, soon provoking a desperate, madcap blackmail.--The Publisher

You will travel to strange and wondrous places on the back of elephants and the ruffled feathers of Alex, Saddam's Parrot. Absurdity and Dada are on the cusp as a Nixon impersonator takes the stage at The Mirage in Vegas, and the author of Shock and Awe gently fondles Zooey, his favorite python. Peril quickens as a hijacked circus train steams across the Napa Valley and enters the scope of a deadly sniper.

Here's what Gar Smith, the noted environmental investigator at the Berkeley Daily Planet, had to say about it:

http://berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/...-

Also of interest: the publisher's preview video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dcPy...


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan Gaines There are some outliers on the list, which makes it sort of useless, but I don't know if there's a way to flag them (like Jurassic Park--no reason that should be on here)


message 8: by Christophe (new)

Christophe Horvath I would like to suggest to add Out of Time by David Klass
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


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