Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Six sci-fi novels about ecological disasters & environments gone mad

Sam Reader is a writer and conventions editor for The Geek Initiative. He also writes literary criticism and reviews at At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog he tagged "six science fiction novels about ecological disasters and environments gone mad," including:
Clade, by James Bradley

Clade is possibly the most beautiful, optimistic end of the world novel ever written. In interlinking narratives, it tells the story of Adam and Ellie Leith, their family, their friends, and their descendants, set against a backdrop of apocalyptic storms, vanishing glaciers, flooding, turmoil, and dwindling colonies of bees. But what that description doesn’t convey is the amount of hope, beauty, poetry, and heart that Bradley pours into his apocalypse, painting lush portraits of the Australian bush and the people there who are just trying to survive together. In spite of the encroaching doom they must face, somehow the Leiths and their friends survive together, leading to an ending equal parts beautiful, melancholy, and a little bit hopeful.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue