Climate Fiction, aka Eco-Fiction

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).

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