Friday, October 9, 2015

Six top sci-fi books about climate change

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and We Are Not Good People from Pocket/Gallery. He has published over thirty short stories as well. One of Somers's top six science fiction books about our climate changed future, as shared at the B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog:
Loosed Upon the World, by John Joseph Adams

Think of this collection as a Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi) primer, containing a broad selection of stories by the likes of Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Seanan McGuire (among many others). Each offers a new vision of the world After the Fall, with each author imagining a different way the ecological disaster could happen, and the different ways the world might react. Running the gamut from bleak and horrifying to optimistic and hopeful, this anthology reminds us that while we’re certain things are changing, no one really knows how, or how it will all play out.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see: ten top climate change fiction books for young readers.

--Marshal Zeringue