I decided to wrap up ideas in a story an audience would enjoy, but also make them curious, sparking imagination, and leaving readers thinking about the ideas and themes long after they finish the book.
Within a mere few pages of his debut novel, Altar to an Erupting Sun, Chuck Collins of Guilford, Vermont, sets the stage for his heroine, Rae Kelliher, to carry out a well-planned murder/suicide.
Nothing but the Rain succeeds as a frightening but ultimately uplifting tale of heroism and survival, and a key ingredient in its success is the air of mystery it sustains.
On this episode, Nate is joined by climate science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to discuss how he contributes to the discussion of climate and pro-social changemaking through writing.
I found Dennis Mombauer’s supernatural eco-novella The House of Drought to be both captivating and confusing.
Though fictional, the book raises a very real question: Can the human capacity to imagine alternate climate futures actually help generate new, more hopeful realities?
Sixty years ago this year, the late great British science fiction author J. G. Ballard published his novel The Drowned World. The book is a disaster novel, one that has come to be regarded as a seminal contribution to the climate fiction genre.
John Michael Greer’s new novel Journey Star, like his other fiction to date, delightfully resists categorization.
I do not know if this is a book for the ages, but it is certainly a book for our own apocalyptic times.
In order to write creatively about food cultivation, climate change, and social justice, we need to understand how they operate in the world we live in. Imagining a better future, therefore, requires keen and purposeful observations of the present. It requires science.
The Last Winter is an eco-supernatural horror film about oil workers in the Arctic who are stalked by a vengeful spirit determined to keep them from exploiting the oil. Despite this promising premise, the movie has big problems…
If you feel like some gritty, thrilling, eco-dystopian cinema, this currently trending cli-fi epic is available on multiple streaming platforms.