Nathanael Bonnell

Nathanael Bonnell is editor of New Maps, the premier magazine for the growing genre of deindustrial fiction: stories that take place during and after the world’s energy descent and climate upheaval. His work has also appeared in Into the Ruins and Dark Mountain. He lives in northern Wisconsin just up the hill from the shore of Lake Superior, in a small cabin with his partner and their son.


Tough Times for Wandering Luddites

But there’s at least one other important thing that gets me out on the rails. In a way that no other kind of transportation does, trainhopping satisfies my Luddite sensibilities.

March 16, 2023

Lifeline: Review

Aside from John Michael Greer’s several deindustrial novels (Star’s Reach, Retrotopia, the Weird of Hali series), Catherine McGuire’s Lifeline is, if I am not mistaken, the first full novel to emerge into publication from the deindustrial fiction community that sprang up around Greer’s After Oil anthologies and carried over to Into the Ruins and New Maps.

February 24, 2023

Always Coming Home: Review

Always Coming Home must stand as a landmark of deindustrial literature, from years before the genre was ever named.

February 16, 2023

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