What follows is a tiny sample of fiction that addresses the effects of climate change. And the list grows daily, a reflection of concern among writers. For those who do not or will not read scientific and other non-fiction sources of information about what’s happening to our planet and the life that depends on it. Giving a particular name and face to those who suffer may just reach readers of the fiction persuasion.
Some of these writers have shelf space in my special collection, some are new to me. I welcome suggestions and responses.
Atwood, Margaret. Madd Addam–a writer who needs no introduction; but if you missed her (how could you?), get informed
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Wind Up Girl
Ballard, J. G. The Drowned World
Crichton, Michael. State of Fear
Douglass, Karen. Accidental Child; Providence–it’s me
Halvorssen, Anita. The Dirty Network–a debut novel by a devoted legal eagle
Hiaasen, Carl. Razor Girl –only one of many zany stories about what’s eating at Florida
Kingsolver, Barbara. Flight Behavior–butterflies go free
Kraub, Daniel. From Here
McCarthy, Cormac. The Road–very dramatic and downright scary
McEwan, Ian. Solar
Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz–a classic set in the far future
Rich, Nathaniel. Odds Against Tomorrow
For a more complete list, see Jim Dwyer’s Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Eco-Fiction (University of Nevada Press, 2010).