As part of our focus on questions of energy for the 2016-2017 year, we are developing a reading group on Climate Fiction.
Here is our reading list:
Ursula LeGuin, The Word for World is Forest
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife
Resources and critical perspectives
Unlike most science fiction, novels about climate change focus on an immediate and intense threat rather than discovery
Cli-fi: Birth of a Genre, by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
What is the “imaginative repertoire” of climate fiction?
Cli-Fi–That’s Climate Fiction–Is the New Sci-Fi, by Shara Tonn
Popularized by writers like Paolo Bacigalupi and Margaret Atwood, cli-fi takes climate predictions to their logical conclusions and explores how people might survive in a completely messed up world.