INTERVIEWER: Can you describe your approach?
WRITER: I think we’re seeing more cli-fi in popular entertainment because they give substance to the real, ominous uncertainty that affects every one of us. And because, month by month, the recognition that we’re in real trouble is more and more widespread.
WHAT THE INTERVIEW SAID WHEN IT WAS PUBLISHED ONLINE, AFTER THE EDITOR WHO IS ANTI CLI FI WAS CAUGHT ''CENSORING'' and DELETING THE ''CLI-FI'' TERM AND SUBSTITUTING THE WORD "CLIMATE" INSTEAD (AND CLI-FI DOES NOT STAND FOR CLIMATE, IT STANDS FOR "CLIMATE FICTION" AS THE EDITOR WELL KNEW AT THE TIME YET SHE DELETED WHAT THE AUTHOR SAID AND PUT IN THE WORD CLIMATE WHICH HE NEVER SAID.)
Q. Can you describe your approach?
A. I think we’re seeing more climate themes in popular entertainment because they give substance to the real, ominous uncertainty that affects every one of us. And because, month by month, the recognition that we’re in real trouble is more and more widespread.
Her August 2 blog post titled ''ARE WE ANTI-CLI-FI?'' (the answer is obvious)
One of our members in a chat group recently linked to a man accusing us of being ''anti-cli-fi'', having an agenda against cli-fi, and censoring authors in interviews. [IN FACT THE AUTHOR ABOVE WAS CENSORED! READ THE ABOVE AGAIN!]
These claims are all untrue. While he spends his time promoting, specifically, the term cli-fi, the goals on this site are not about terminology. I’m sorry if that highly offends anyone. People who write novels with climate and environmental themes work under a bunch of genres, including science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, solarpunk, and literary fiction (among others). Our site promotes authors and their works, not terms. Considering that some authors are not in sync with the term “cli-fi”, we have to respect that and go by whatever term they wish.
As for author-censorship charge, the one author the reporter claims was censored absolutely was not, and the author and I discussed it at length privately. [IN FACT THE AUTHOR ABOVE WAS CENSORED! READ THE ABOVE AGAIN!]
There was no editing of the article except for the spelling out of “cli-fi” to “climate fiction”. [IN FACT THE AUTHOR ABOVE WAS CENSORED! READ THE ABOVE AGAIN! HE ORIGINALLY SAID TO THE INTERVIEWER: ''I think we’re seeing more cli-fi in popular entertainment...'' ] She changed the wording to: ''I think we’re seeing more climate themes in popular entertainment.."
These are interchangeable terms. [''Cli-Fi'' what he said ....AND ''CLIMATE THEMES'' what the editor changed without asking the author's permission before the article when to press ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE TERMS,W DEAR EDITOR. You misprepresent the FACTS ON THE GROUND HERE. You did not change ''cli fi'' to climate fiction, you changed ''cli-fi'' to ''climate themes.'' That author did not say climate themes. There is no excuse for the censorship you did on his words.]
SO WHEN YOU CONCLUDE ON YOUR WEBPAGE:.... “Climate fiction” is used more in the media than its abbreviation, so it is helpful to the author, who is getting free promotion. Both terms are in the SEO and title, and both terms benefit the author’s Google searchability. All publishers edit interviews – much ado about nothing. BUT PUBLISHERS DO NOT CENSOR AUTHORS' WORDS WITHOUT PERMISSION BEFORE PUBLISHING THE NEW WORDS!
NO NO IN THE IS WAS MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMEHTING VERY IMPORTANT, CENSORSHIP AND YOUR ANTI CLI FI ATTITUDE AT THAT TIME. MAYBE NOW YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR WAYS. WE SHALL SEE IF YOU REWRITE YOU POST ON YOUR BLOG TO REFLECT THE NEW FACTS ON THE GROUND NOW. YOU HAVE FIBBER HERE TO TRY TO COVER YOUR TRACKS BUT THE INTERNET CAN RETRIEVE ALL. YOU MISREPRESENTAION OF THE FACTS OF YOUR CENSORH\SHIP HAVE BEEN UNCOVERED.